chippers.

Not going to get stronger, not going to get better, if I consistently give into the fear.

sticky notes.

So here I stand in the land somewhere between grateful, hopeful, patient, and free puppies and world peace for everyone if I win.

direction. set one. errr… or two.

CF'ers love to work. As do I.

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.

Lesson Learned

Warm up: 2 Rounds: 15 Kettlebell Swings 15 Romanian Deadlifts (with Kettlebell) 15 Goblet Squats Completed Warmup: @35lbs. kettle bells.  For some reason I can do kettle bells at or near RX. WOD: I. Front Squat 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 Completed: @ 85lbs, then, 105lbs., 115lbs, 125lbs. Tried for 135lbs and failed. 125lbs is my current … Continue reading Lesson Learned

No Mojo

Somedays are better than others. And frankly, I'm okay with that. If every day were good, we wouldn't know it, because we would have nothing to compare it to. Plus the bad can sometimes bring out the best in us, like hope and perseverance and hard work. And I get it; that our moods, our … Continue reading No Mojo

nighty nite

"Git 'er done." - some dude in Wyoming It's late, I'm tired. But home and comfy. WOD completed. Will sleep well tonight. Nighty Nite. WOD: I. Push Press 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 Completed: at 55lbs, then 65lbs., 75lbs. 85lbs., then Push Press PR at 90lbs.!! II. “Burpee Annie” 50 – 40 … Continue reading nighty nite

Team WOD

Warm-Up: Group Dynamic Warm-Up WOD: I. AMRAP in 30 Minutes with Partner: 5 Push Press (135/95) 10 Overhead Lunges (45/25) 20 Grasshoppers Completed: with the most awesome team ever.  9 rounds total. Press at 75lbs. *Only 1 athlete moving at a time. Partner 1 must complete their round before Partner 2 can go. II. 3 Sets: 10 Weighted AbMat Situps 10 Hip … Continue reading Team WOD

shifting

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

almost to rx

I. Sumo-Deadlift 10 x 3 30 seconds rest between sets Completed: @ 105lbs. This was a BLAST. Room full of folks Sumo Deadlifting in rhythmic sync. II. 6 Rounds for time: 10 Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls (95/65) 10 Push Press (95/65) *12 minute time limit Completed: in 10:50. Sumo-Deadlift @ 55lbs. Please note, I'm a mere 10lbs. away from RX. This … Continue reading almost to rx

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

lo, nay…behold

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.” ― Mary Kay Ash Double K was in the house tonight. Kim and Ke-Ho, giving some CF love. Was one of those days today too, where I thought I might just go ahead … Continue reading lo, nay…behold