the drone of the engine

Work is so busy these days. Our team has gone from 5 to 2. And we are coming upon our busiest time of year. Feel like the second to last man standing at the Okay Corral and out of ammunition. It gets so busy, so many requests coming and going, so many different moving parts, layer upon layer of perpetual projects in motion, an all-encumbering machine that steams ahead one hefty chug after another, and I’m running around like a crazy person trying to grease the tracks, hoping nothing falls through the cracks. This is usually when the headaches begin. They are muted and can last for hours. I can still function when they appear, but they are there with me nonetheless throughout the day, reminding me of the drone of the engine and its eternal need to be fed.

Which is one huge reason why I Crossfit. Because when I step into the Triple Wide, and it’s 3, 2, 1… Go! The sound of the droning engine disappears, and with it the headaches, and all I can see is the lovely tangible task in front of me, the steel of the bar, the heft of the bumpers, my sweat on the floor, and my body getting stronger.


2 Rounds:

Run 400m

15 Situps to Straddle

15 Situps to Pike

5 Reps of “Inchworm”


I. Complete 32 Intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for Max Reps:

Intervals 1 – 8 = Wall Balls (20/14)

Intervals 9 – 16 = Toes-to-Bar

Intervals 17 – 24 = Box Jumps

Intervals 25 – 32 = Russian Swings (70/53)

*There is no rest between exercises

II. Within 4 minutes of completing the final interval:

Run 800m for time

Completed: Goaled at 8 reps per round. The box jumps were extra tough, managed 5 on the low side, 10 on the high. The extra good news, RX on the Wall Balls at 14, and kettle bells at 53lbs. Still knees to stomach level on the T2B. All together with the warm up and WOD, we ended up running a mile. This was good as it reminded me that I signed up for a HALF MARATHON, and in case you haven’t heard, a HALF MARATHON requires RUNNING. Oh. Right. That half-marathon-thingy. We’ll get there.

I do believe it is time to look into getting Level I CF Cert. And while the Certification Classes are offered all over the country, they are sold out through September. Maybe the engine drones for others too.

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