5,000 meters = 5K

Today's WOD, run 5,000 meters. 5,000 meters = 3.1 miles. So, pretty much, 5,000 meters is a 5K. Like the kind of 5K you sign up to run for charity on a Saturday Morning. Yes, I had to look it up. It was written in a format that I did not recognize, "5,000 meters" as … Continue reading 5,000 meters = 5K

i keep looking, but do nothing

So, I admit it, almost daily I log onto CFHQ website and check out the WOD of the day. I take a look just about every day. Yet, I do nothing. I spend time reading through the scaling options, and then I theorize how I would do the workout, if, you know, I was still … Continue reading i keep looking, but do nothing

Hello spring

Where the %#^! have you been, Spring?? Some people want to know. We've been waiting up all night for you, waiting in the dark, snow-covered landscape, waiting... for you, spring. But alas, you are here, and it's glorious! We knew it would be. Take a walk or a drive down the street and people are … Continue reading Hello spring

Day 4 of Fast reboot

It's been almost 6 months since the last Fast. After a decadent couple weeks of wine and pizza sprinkled with the occasional row on the erg, I woke up on Sunday morning with a foggy mind and swollen joints and general overall feeling of melancholy. I'm pretty sure I'm head over heels in a serious … Continue reading Day 4 of Fast reboot

how serious is it

BP: 153/93. Monday morning. Time to put away the blue chips and salsa and guac and pizza. The Super Bowl is over. The holidays are over. Time to consider hypertension. Time to take it seriously. Risk of stroke? How is that even possible. My numbers have always, always been so healthy. Apparently not anymore. I … Continue reading how serious is it

more stats

Garage temp: 42 degrees. BP: 6am - 157/81. 8:30pm - 148/79. 5x5 Strict Press @ 45lbs. Single arm dumbbell row @ 15lbs. Cleaning out the kitchen... processed foods and grains, pasta, pancake batter, rice, mostly gone. I've done W30 a few times and appreciate all that it taught me about food, namely that there is … Continue reading more stats

Stats

Garage Temp: 31 degrees. BP: 9am, 132/77. 10pm, 132/74. 10 minute row, breathing thru nose: 1,821 meters. 5 x 5 SDHP @ 55lbs. The programming is fairly detailed. Seems like every time I read it I find something new. Tonight I realized I'm not exactly doing the row as prescribed. Additional instructions include: Total meters … Continue reading Stats

Coincidences?

You spend twenty minutes googling that scene from a show or movie where the beatnik audience snaps in applause instead of clapping. But you can't find it. The next morning you overhear co-workers talking about that beatnik episode from Happy Days where they snap instead of clap. You wonder where that dog that used to … Continue reading Coincidences?

the rub

So, at long last, I'm returning to CrossFit. Well, modified CF. The nearest box is an hour away. In the last year and a half since moving I don't miss much, I love this new place, but I can say with sincerity that I do miss CF. Whatever it was in my life, some unnameable … Continue reading the rub

long forgotten, but found

I write all the time. I write in a journal during breaks at work. I scribble on post-it notes and deposit them in my pocket so I won’t forget something that seems important to remember at the time. I thumb text msg.s to myself and capture quotes in apps like Day One on my phone. … Continue reading long forgotten, but found

something must change

None of the things I said I was going to do in November (write 50,000 words), or December (run a 10K), none of those things happened. Not a one. This is unusual for me, or at least it used to be. Maybe not so much anymore. My cup runneth over with projects/goals started but never … Continue reading something must change

Not ‘gonna lie

So, in putting my body into Ketosis, I lost a total of 10 lbs. and my pants fit great. Flash forward two weeks or so, a weekend spent with friends on a boat on a lake with a deck and a fire pit, followed by Halloween and trick-o-treaters in the office, and I'm still down … Continue reading Not ‘gonna lie