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
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
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
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” ― Robert Frost I had a dream last night that I was at home with my parents and we were all getting ready to go out to an important dinner as a family. The house was decorated with … Continue reading You can’t go home again, or can you
I'm starting up this blog again. There's certain things I've missed: 1. Writing this blog, and 2. Writing about CrossFit. The first time I ever tried CrossFit was in October, 2011. I remember the feel of that first workout in boot camp. I do not remember what we had to physically do in that first workout, … Continue reading Life is a Series of Comebacks
Two beautiful quotes about November. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, … Continue reading Days 40, 41 and 42. November 1st.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain It was just on Friday that I was talking to Jim and he … Continue reading Day 36. Day 37. Day 38. Day 39.
This is my newest and most favorite t-shirt. Pretty much says everything that needs to be said. I love it. I also love GoodReads.com. Especially searching quotes on GoodReads. In line with my mood for today I entered the following text, 'F*ck It' and hit 'Search.' Below are some of my favorite resulting quotes: “You can spend … Continue reading F*ck It.
WOD Prep: Russian Baby Maker *Accumulate 3 Minutes Strength: Every Minute On The Minute For 8 Minutes: 2 Back Squats * Heavy As Possible Completed: worked up to completing the reps at 125lbs. Conditioning: For Time: 7 Muscle Ups 15 Kettlebell Swings (70/53) 15 Goblet Squats (70/53) 5 Muscle Ups 15 Kettlebell Swings (70/53) 15 Goblet Squats (70/53) 3 Muscle Ups … Continue reading back squat EMOM
Strength: Establish a Max Weight in the Following Complex: 1 Clean 1 High-Hang Clean 1 Jerk * Rest 3 Minutes Between Attempts * 20 Minute Time Cap Completed: ended the round at 105lbs. WOD: Tabata: Max Repetitions in 24 Rounds 20 Seconds: Double Unders Rest 10 Seconds 20 Seconds: Ring Dips Rest 10 Seconds 20 … Continue reading it’s time to start tracking WODs again.
I want to know what it feels like to finish, to push through the plateau and see true results.
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