we love dead lifts

Back Squat 5x3 @ 55, 65, 70, 75, 80 Then, one of my favorite WODs: 21-15-9 Box Jumps @ 20" DL @ 95lbs. Completed in 6:23

squat and run

Front Squat 5 x3 @ 55, 55, 55, 60, 70 Then, partner wod with the dog: run 2.5 miles. Who was it that said, why would you want to only do the things you're good at? When you're terrible at something, do more of it! "If I couldn't handle not being good at something, then … Continue reading squat and run

no shame here

Back squat 3-3-3-3 reps @ 55, 60, 65, 70 Thruster 3-3-3-3 reps @ 55lbs. 4 attempts at a max L-sit hold for time, knee tuck @ 25 seconds. Finished in 11:20.

the dreaded front squat

Why are front squats so scary? Seriously. I dread them. Not the most graceful movement for tall people, at least not me for anyway. Tonight's workout started with a 1.5-mile warmup run with the dog, half of the running sandwich; even if it is muggy out there and bugs fly in my eyes and nip … Continue reading the dreaded front squat

training miles

This seemed like a good WOD to kick off training again. For one, I could do it RX, even if it would be a slog. Also, the running portion could be a partner WOD, and I have the best partner of all! He has floppy ears and yellow eyes and keeps a pretty steady pace … Continue reading training miles

3rd Inaugural WOD

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

2nd Inaugural

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

Every Day, Begin Again

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

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

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

You can’t go home again, or can you

“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