“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi

It’s spring time. Don’t know about you, but spring time makes me restless. Like waking up from a long nap, well rested and ready to 3, 2, 1… Go.

But, Go Where? That’s the problem.

I have a full time job. A dog. Bills. Responsibilities. Reservations for dinner with friends on Saturday. So you see, there’s a problem. I have commitments, my schedule is full, plans are in place and the dog needs to be fed, the grass, watering.

But, that doesn’t solve my quandary. This restlessness is bigger then planning a Sunday afternoon drive to Vermont. This restlessness comes from a deeper place. It’s a need for change in routine, change in outlook, change in responsibilities. Change in Goals. We’re talking Logistical Change. What exactly does that mean? I have no idea. But it feels good to recognize, and open myself to the possibilities of what could be. And if I’m open, then I’m living the change. And if I’m living the change, then the change will be.


I. Hang Power Snatch

1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1

Completed: I got all confused on these. I thought the squat portion was the priority. Dean very nicely explained that the squat portion is a way to use gravity to get under the bar, when the bar is really heavy. This was helpful in picturing and attempting this very complicated move. I worked up to 45lbs. Definitely could have gone heavier once grasping the idea behind it. Now know this is something to definitely work on. Overall the move felt good on the body, it stretches and strengthens.

II. 5 Rounds For Time:

Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls (115/75)

Ring Dips

Completed: in 5:13. SDHP at 55lbs. Ring Dips scaled.

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 is momentously fabulously amazingly super cool.

III.  5 minutes in Middle Split

Happy St. Patty’s


Practice for 20 minutes:

Tripod Tuck Up to Headstand

Tripod Straddle Up to Headstand

Tripod Pike Up to Headstand

Tuck Press to Handstand

Straddle Press to Handstand

Pike Press to Handstand


I. AMRAP in 20 minutes with Partner:

10 Sumo-Deadlift High-Pulls (95/65)

10 Pullups

*Partner A starts at Sumo-Deadlift High-Pulls, Partner B at Pullups, each working at the same time.  Partners switch places when each have completed the required 10 reps at the given movement. Upon completing required reps at the 2nd movement, as a team they must complete 20 Burpees before moving to the next round

Completed: 5 rounds, plus 7 burpees. Sumo’s @ 55lbs. Almost to RX!

Today is a planned cheat day. So worked extra hard during the WOD, if that’s even possible. to work extra hard during a WOD.  Knowing I would soon swan dive into the gluten pool. If only for one day.


“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”  — Leo Tolstoy

Really enjoyed reading Caleb’s post today. There’s nothing quite like openness and honesty. I’ve come to expect nothing less from the CF community.

Received some bad news today. Had to cancel a trip that I was very much looking forward to. Over a month of planning and dreaming and, dare we mention again… wait for it…. looking forward to. Alas, no trip for you. God, and your plans. God, and your plans. Truth is, everything does happen as it should. There’s no alternative.

So. As a result of now being in town on March 31st, well, what better way to spend my time than to sign up for my first, EVER, Crossfit Competition. Dude. Seriously? Why not. Bring on the Garage Games.


Practice Toes-to-Bar for 10 Minutes

Completed: more like, toes to somewhere around mid-air-ish.


I. Press

10 – 10 – 10

Rest 2 Minutes Between Sets

Completed: PUSHED on this one, with shoulder actually feeling (dare to speak it) better. 10 @ 55lbs. Then 7 and 7 @ 60lbs.

II. 7 Rounds For Time:

10 Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls (95/65)

10 Ring Dips

15 Minute Time Cap

Completed: in 8:31. SDLHP @ 55lbs. 10 more lbs and we would have hit the RX. Ring Dips scaled to Ring Pushups.

III. 90 Seconds Max Box Jumps (24/20)

Completed: 23 total at 20″