First of all, tomorrow is a rest day. Let's just get that out of the way. Today's WOD per CFHQ: Nancy 5 rounds for time of: 400-meter run 15 overhead squats (OHS) Men: 95 lb. Women: 65 lb. I opted for a modified scaled version: 5 rounds for time of: 400-meter row 10 overhead squats … Continue reading 3rd Inaugural WOD
The second inaugural DCCF WOD is in the books. Per HQ: Hang squat clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps Scaling The hang squat clean is a good opportunity to practice full hip and leg extension, and speed under the bar. Ideally, each set will be as heavy as possible for 3 reps, but newer athletes should start light … Continue reading 2nd Inaugural
Sometimes it's exhausting to think about—having to start over every single day. Like, can't I just keep building on the momentum I created today and carry it over into tomorrow and the day after tomorrow? Sometimes we're grateful for the reboot, not every day is good and we look forward to another start. Sometimes, for … Continue reading Every Day, Begin Again
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