Day 36. Day 37. Day 38. Day 39.

“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.

Front and Center.

..I don't care who you think you are, Thrusters can kick your ass in an instant.

connecting. Open WOD 12.5

And therein lies the beauty of Crossfit, the connection it builds between its athletes. It's intangible, powerful, untouchable, strong, persistent, delicate.

Strength in who you are.

He also taught me to have confidence in my strength.

horse sh*t.

How I love the Deadlift. who knew this would be the case. Especially if you read one of my older posts from 1972. Where my working Deadlift weight was 125 lbs. If ever inspiration was needed, must remember it's really quite something to go back and read these posts, from not even one year ago. Super … Continue reading horse sh*t.

Work.

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ― Jerome K. Jerome For today's WOD, three separate, 8 minute AMRAPs. WOD: I. 8 Minute AMRAP: 10 Wallballs 5 Handstand Pushups Rest 4 Minutes Completed: 6 rounds plus 10. II. 8 Minute AMRAP: 10 Russian Swings (70/53) 5 Ring Dips Rest 4 Minutes Completed: Per Caleb's most … Continue reading Work.

No Pressure.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius I grind my teeth when I sleep. The dentist gave me a mouth guard. It helps, but I don't always wear it. It's not very comfortable. I would say I put a lot of pressure on myself, but I'm not … Continue reading No Pressure.

Tabata

“The love, born of beauty was not mine; I had nothing in common with it: I could not dare to meddle with it, but another love, venturing diffidently into life after long acquaintance, furnace-tried by pain, stamped by constancy, consolidated by affection’s pure and durable alloy, submitted by intellect to intellect’s own tests, and finally … Continue reading Tabata

Dealifts!

WOD: I. Deadlift 3 x 10 Completed: @ 135lbs., then 155lbs., then 175lbs. The goal was to work up to approx. 70% of 1 Rep Max. Last I tested, my 1 Rep Max is 225lbs. The 10 reps at 175lbs. seemed very doable. Never say easy. 175lbs. is the weight at which we competed in Strongman. … Continue reading Dealifts!

Friday Night Fights

Nothing like a little friendly competition to get the blood moving. Friendly. Damnit. I'm a competitive person. Call it growing up in a large family with lots of older male siblings, I don't know. But, when the Team WoD's come around, I show up. The gloves come off in my head, and I'm in it … Continue reading Friday Night Fights

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

It’s About.

“You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club Warm-Up: Row 500m 20 Jumping Squats 10 Burpees Review … Continue reading It’s About.