winging it

There's nothing better then getting up early on a Saturday, hitting the WOD, and then having the rest of the day to enjoy. Didn't even get a sip of coffee this morning before heading in for the 9:30. Probably not the best approach, was feeling a little light headed during the Power Cleans. Do not … Continue reading winging it

Saturday Mornings

“Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?” ― Marilyn Monroe Some Saturday mornings you just want to stay home and drink your coffee and sink into the knowing that you just don't have to go anywhere. This morning in particular the pull to stay home was extra strong. Plus, when you see BURPEES … Continue reading Saturday Mornings


“The past has no power over the present moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle One of the hardest WODs in recent memory. Made it through with the hard work of an excellent partner, Carmen. Not sure what's going on over at ACF, but it feels as if things are ramping up in difficulty. Maybe I'm just ramping down. Warm-Up: … Continue reading ramping.

when every step needs persuasion

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” ― Thomas A. Edison WOD: I. 7 Minutes AMRAP: 7 Power Cleans (135/95) 14 Burpees Rest 3 minutes II. 7 Minute AMRAP: 14 Wall Balls (20/14) 7 Toes-to-Bar Rest 3 Minutes III. Run 1 Mile IV. Stretch and Foam Roll Completed: Part I - 6 Rounds. Part II - 5 … Continue reading when every step needs persuasion


WOD: I. Push Press 6 – 6 – 6 – 6 Completed: New PR Push Press @ 80lbs. Took Dean's advice and only increased in 2.5 lbs. increments. Wahooee. Thanks to Viv for the added encouragement. Goes a very long way. II. 4 Rounds For Time: 21 Wall Balls (20/14) 15 Power Cleans (135/95) 9 Burpees *20 Minute Time Limit Completed: … Continue reading shifting

pixy dust

I wondered out loud today, via text, to my MN BFF, if CF sprinkles a daily dose of Pixy Dust about the triple-wide. Because not sure what it is, but it never fails, I walk through the door pre-WOD feeling anxious stressed and uncertain, and walk out the door, post-WOD, feeling calm, relieved, and serene. … Continue reading pixy dust

here and now

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ― Toni Morrison It happened again today. While getting ready for the WOD and watching the demos, processing the movements and reps. I turned to Rich and said, 'I can't do this. Especially with weight on the bar. There's no way.' … Continue reading here and now

Oxygen for thought

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Days are long at work recently. There's plenty to do. Lots of papers to shuffle and calls to be made and spreadsheets to be updated. But, I'm feeling tired, and sleeeeepy. Oh how I long for … Continue reading Oxygen for thought

Cartwheels and Mokey Bars, damn you

As a kid, I could never master the cartwheel. Or the monkey bars. Like, ever.  And cartwheels are a big deal to little girls. My friends were twirling and monkey-barring all around me, at least that's how I remember it, as I just kind of awkwardly stood there and watched. I hated it. My attempts … Continue reading Cartwheels and Mokey Bars, damn you

Giant Happy Boat. Damnit.

WOD: I. Press 10 x 2, Rest 30 seconds between sets II. “Help Myself” 3 Rounds For Time: 7 Muscle Ups 14 Power Cleans (175/120) 21 Burpees III. Toes-to-Bar 5 x 15; Rest 1 minute between sets Completed: except can't remember my time. Part I: @ 55lbs. Part II: Scaled my WOD to 14 (ring … Continue reading Giant Happy Boat. Damnit.

Burp eeeek…

WOD: I. 10 Rounds 10 Burpee Pullups - Rest 1 Minute Completed: 8 rounds with ring pull-ups. II. Power Cleans - 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 Completed: Round 1 @ 65lbs. Rounds 2-5 @ 85lbs. (Tried for 95, made one clean, the rest, well, not so much.) So, here's a synopsis of my … Continue reading Burp eeeek…