Change is a part of life. Everything changes, we all know this. Jobs, homes, friends, likes, dislikes, shoes, ideally your underwear, priorities. Priorities in particular. Mine have changed. I’m tired tonight. So, I’ll try to make this quick. I’m tired because I hit the WOD today, and was not feeling it from the moment I pulled into the parking lot. Still sore from the ass kicking on Wednesday, some bad news at work. Dunno. But, was just plain tired. When finally home tonight, I looked at the clock, which defiantly stared back at me saying its only 7:05pm, and wondered if its too early to go bed. Really? Is this what its come to…

There was a time when my priority would be other things. Not necessarily being the healthiest possible, however you choose to define this. The early bird was for the birds, my time was my time and the priorities were focused in other directions than how they seem to be right now. There’s no regret in any of this.

It’s just now, I’m noticing, all I want to do is go to sleep. Already thinking about the bright morning that awaits, the first cup of coffee, a walk with Oliver, that certain smell of a new day breaking. I’ll hit the Saturday morning WOD, then join KeHo’s Pose Seminar to follow. If you do the math, that’s a solid 3 hours plus I’ll be investing in ACF tomorrow. And it just feels really good. Not sure if it’s age, or having the comfort of knowing where so many other paths lead, but can say with certainty, my priorities right now lead to feeling particular good. They feel aligned, clear, rested, and in the moment. And for this I am most grateful.


I. 2012 CrossFit Open 12.5

Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below:

Thrusters (100/65)

3 Chest-to-Bar Pullups

6 Thrusters

6 Chest-to-Bar Pullups

9 Thrusters

9 Chest-to-Bar Pullups

And so on….

Completed: Thrusters at 55lbs. Ring Pull-ups. Finished the 12 reps of each, plus 7 Thrusters into 15. I gotta say it, I like Thrusters. They make you move, and think about your form. I get deep into the moment when doing these.

II.  AMRAP in 10 Minutes:

10 Unbroken Kettlebell Swings (53/35)


200 meter run.

Completed: 4 rounds. KB’s at 35lbs. One item I can do at RX! 1 Mile = 1,609 meters. So 4 rounds completed is approx. a 1/2 mile. Yeah, felt a wee bit longer this evening. Now that’s a Gasser.

You Can Do This.

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary 

I was really tired today. Low energy. But, the one thing that CF keeps teaching me, is that Yes, You Can Do This. This lesson is relentless.

I get into class, the coach starts going over the WOD and demonstrating movements, and I start to panic. ‘There is no WAY I can do that,’ I think. “100 Burpees.. 100 box jumps, Yeah right.” But, what am I going to do? Walk out of class? Thankfully, no, not yet.

Then sure enough, it’s 3,2,1.. GO! And we’re off. And somehow, each time, every time, I make it through. Not the fastest, or the strongest, or the most graceful. But I finish. And somehow in that miraculous hour, I’m reduced to nothing but me and the task at hand, and I finish. I’m on the ground, and up in the air, and lifting and pushing, and sweating, and grunting, and thinking I can’t do another rep, and somehow I do, I just do. And THAT, to me, is Crossfit. You just do it. Miraculously. And its starting to apply to so many other areas of my life. The discipline from CF is trickling through.

The ability to see through to the other side and know eventually, somehow, I will get there. The journey may not be pretty, and it certainly won’t be easy, but you just put your head down and do it. And its in the doing it, that I find the absolute best parts of myself.


Group Dynamic


I. For Time:

21 – 15 – 9

Kettlebell Swings (70/53)

Box Jumps (24/20)


II. Gasser Fun

Completed: in just under the 10 minute mark. Kettle Bell swings at 30lbs. That’s a PR. The Gasser portion of class. What a blast! It’s like being back in gym class in the 3rd grade, running and jumping and team tag relay. Cheering one another on and hoping to win! Go Team!