Thursday, December 23, 2010

Impromptu Saturday

I decided to try and get a new state in the collection today. Too bad it was 2 1/2 hours to the closest box in Vermont! Pretty ironic thing about this box, it was called Green Mountain CF at The Confluence. Anyone who knows me, know that this is just IRONIC!!!! Funny but Ironic.  Fun partner wod of 30 EMOM of 9 sit ups passing the med ball to your partner every rep, 7 individual box jumps, and 5 push ups. I don't remember who my partner was but he was a rockin older guy and helped kill it!

After a quick call to Jason @ CF Portsmouth, I headed to a trainer meeting at White Mountain CF in Concord, NH. When I got there I met trainers from WMCF and CF New Hampshire. After some debate about some big things going on in NH, we picked our first WOD. 1 RM Power Cleans! Big numbers all around and even 2 PR's, me being one of them at 245! I almost got 255 but wasn't fast enough in the elbows.  Now that that was done on to our metcon of 500m row, 25 HSPU, 25 Ground to Shoulder with 75# Stone, 25 OHS @ 75#, 25 Pull Ups, 25 Thrusters @ 75# and between each round push the prowler 25m with 180# on it. Now this was brutal for everyone but we ranged from 13:55 to 18 min. I was done at 14:56.  After some more planning and decision making we traded some shirts and headed out. Can't wait to see what big things are coming up for TEAM NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Monday, December 20, 2010

1st Friday Back In New England

I know I haven't updated in a while but hey, I've actually been home! Weird I know. So I'm on vacation and heading up to the Boston area for a week trying to get closer to that 100 box mark.
Friday afternoon I got to meet Cori DiDonato, Shelly Rego, Tristian Dimmick and a few members of Avalon CF(90) in Charles Town, MA. At first this seemed like a normal CF Box, but looking around I could tell this was gonna be a little different.   We tackled Filthy 50, not bad, I was still a little sore from getting beat by "Whitten" earlier in the week but put up a good 22:23 time. As always, I hung around and talked with the trainers and even helped write Shelly profile page for the website.  Another client came in for Filthy 50 and Cori decided he wasn't gonna do it alone. Paul and Cori did great, I even got to play trainer while she was working out. They both did great and by great I mean Cori had to be excused once or twice to visit Pukie. After the workout I got to talk to Shelly and she showed me "Zumba", all I gotta say is classic! Wait til I put up that video Shelly! All in All, Avalon CF is a great place to be and with all their options there is bound to be something for everyone there. Thanks again Cori and crew.

I did also get to make it back to my old home box, CF Portsmouth.  Still my favorite box ever!  I got to catch up with old friends, see tons of progress, and even get a kick ass WOD in.  Jason Goulmas put us thru a little warm up and then hit us with this gem of a WOD: 3 RFT 10 muscle ups & 75 air squats. I finished it with a helping hand. It was good to be home and sure glad to see old friends.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Central PA Training Week

So this week was a "field" work trip. Most of my friends know that I'm in the military but I never seem to tell anyone exactly what I do.  That's not gonna change but know I was in Central PA this week for work stuff. I wasn't supposed to have any free time but I did manage to get away a few times. 

11/29 I managed to get out early and drop into CrossFit 717 in Lemoyne, PA.  I ran into an old face, Hudson from CF York, we chatted for a bit and then I got into my WOD. 3 RFT 5 Tire Flips, 10 135# Push Press, 15 Ring Pull Ups and a 200m Farmers carry with (2) 1.5p Kettlebells.  14:50 was all I needed for this forearm blaster of a WOD.  Cool box, didn't get to talk to Dan much due to a 1930 intro but it was fun none the less. I'll definitely come back, Thanks 717 crew.

12/1 Yes this is my birthday, Yes its was a NASTY weather day, and Yes I'm in the Dec Burpee challenge. So the weather was really crappy causing us to start work a little late giving me a chance to drop into Crossfit Hershey. I met Tim and his early am crew before we started and they were all pretty good. Now this wasn't a simple WOD and go home, this was a lot of fun all wrapped into 1 or 5 as the case may be.
 I. HSPU and DU practice 
II. 10x2 every minute on the minute DL @ 395#
III. 10 min AMRAP: 100ft of long jumps & 12 pull ups (6rds 100ft 7pu)
IV 500m row sprint: 1:34.3
V. Burpees! 32 age, 15+1 Dec Challenge =48
Thanks for the birthday fun Tim, see ya when I come back around this way!

12/2 Last night in the area and I couldn't go without seeing my good friend Rusty and his box out at CF York. He almost didn't have class but he said I could come in for a speed WOD. I walked in and he thought I was the police, it was quite amuzing if you were there. Three more athletes showed up so it was time to work: 5-10-15-20-15-10-5 Walking lunges (each leg), pull ups, V ups, & KB swings (2p). I finished somewhere just under 20min which wasn't that bad.  Then I did my 17+3 burpees to end my time at York, caught up with Rusty and headed on back.  Thanks bro!

Well if you've been keeping count, 88 and 89 are in the bag, 11 to go by the end of the year. I wonder if I can get it done?  Good thing I have from Dec 16 to Jan 3 off.