Monday, January 17, 2011

Finishing off the Year

I finished the year of really quick, so here it is

101CF AZO Portage, MI 1 mile in -5 deg weather HORRIBLE!!!
102 HyperFit USA aka CF Ann Arbor  Ann Arbor, MI
10-9-8...3-2-1 Ring push ups, slam balls, and box jumps

103CF 440 Mentor, OH   Heavy back squats - Thanks Jim!
104CF Cleveland West  Lakewood, OH 
6 rft muscle ups to 15 ring dips & burpee pull ups

Sorry it took me so long and it's brief!

Monday, January 3, 2011

100 boxes and 4 PR's!

So it took a few tries (CF Troy, The CF Boxx, Practice CF) but damn Christmas Eve and me being a little bit tired didn't let that happen.  So after some family time, catching up with friends, and checking up on the Kool Aid monster Jenna @ CFOTR, I finally got up to Valparaiso, IN and Region CF. I met coaches Ryan and Brandy Jones right away and then Matt Belanger soon after. 

I called my favorite "British Nanny's" from Chicago in to share the moment.  Our good buddy Ric Stokes was doing CF TOTAL down at Corporal Crossfit in Miami so we decided to give a little moral support and do it with him from a few thousand miles away. 

Jaimie went first on every lift, which was cool to encourage her through her lifts.  New PR for her all around, Great Job! 
Press, new PR, 185#

Back Squat, new PR, 375#

Deadlift, new PR, 525#


Think we were done? Think again! We were handed a little met con challenge since Matt said we couldn't leave without braking a sweat. 15min EMOM: 4 clapping push ups, 8 KB Swings 1.5p, 12 Squats.  I kept an average of 30 sec per round each time and Jaimie kept her word and stopped at 10.

This was a totally awesome experience and glad I could have shared it with a friend. Thanks for taking all the pics, sorry I only got one of you, atleast it was a good one! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Last Bit of Boston

12/22 This morning had the biggest task for a WOD at hand as stopped in to CF Hingham (97) and see Eric Maghee.  (5) 15' Rope Climbs / 10 Unbroken HPC @ 185# / 200 DU / 10 Unbroken HPC / 5 Rope Climbs. This is no doubt one of the hardest WOD's I've done in a long time. 
My hand after and 2 days after this WOD!  So as you can tell I had to do a little scaling (135# HPC and no second set of rope climbs.  Thanks Eric, this was brutal!
A little later, my friend Ellie got home from South Africa and wanted to meet up for a WOD. Little did we know that this would take place in the weirdest place ever.... a church! Commonwealth CF (98) is held in the bottom of a church in order to help Brian get his business off the ground.  After a some intros and warm up, we hit their version of the 12 Days of Christmas: 1 Squat, 2 Push Ups, 3 Sit Ups, 4 KB Swings, 5 DU, 6 KB Push Press, 7 Burpees, 8 Good Mornings, 9 Box Jumps, 10 Walking Lunges, 11 Jump Tucks, 12 Goblet Squats.  This was a fun 15 min followed by a great photo shoot!

12/23 I tried to hit 100 before I left but the one box I picked, CF of Malbourough, didn't open due to car trouble.  So we head down to the city and hit CF Southie (99). I met Amy a little early and took a look at their version of the 12 Days of Christmas: 1 Burpee Thruster, 2 Turkish Get Ups, 3 Front Squats, 4 C&J, 5 KB Swings, 6 SDHP, 7 Clapping Push ups, 8 K2E, 9 Pull ups, 10 Box Jumps, 11 OHS, 12 HSPU. The weights were 115 and 1.5p for all and there was a 45min cut off. I finished up with 11 rounds & 12-5. I may have been a little beat up, but hey this was rough. 

That's New Englad for this trip. 9 new boxes, 3 states, and 1 trip to the original box.  A great time was had by all, maybe next time I'll hit 100.  Thanks LL, MHP, and Bay State Athletics for taking care of me.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Almost the end of my New England Vacation

I know I'm a little behind but if you were keeping my schedule, you'd be behind too! So here comes a down and dirty recap..........
12/20 BayState CF (93) Pretty cool box for a snowy day.  Due to the weather, Tim the owner, didn't expect a large crowd but we had a local police officer and a future marine make it in. I led the warm up for Tim and then we got to the WOD:  20 Min AMRAP of 5 C2B Pull Ups, 10 Ring Dips, 15 OHS @ 95# Finished with 8rds 5 C2B & 2 Dips. This sucked for me because I hate ring dips!  Thanks BSCF!

12/21 CF South Shore (94) Now 5am is early for me these days, but what the hell. I met Dave and some early morning Crossfitters @ MBX training or now the former home of CF SS.  After some intros and meeting his crew of sub 1 month CFers, we hit a fun WOD: 3 Rft  10 BW DL (205), 20 K2E, & 40 DU.  A quick 7:21 then a little lecture on muscle ups for the class. Fun times!! Glad you found a temp home for CFSS!

After a quick nap, I packed up and headed south for Cape Cod CF (95). This place was totally a former Blockbuster video, it still had the video drops! AWESOME! This 0930 class got started a little behind due to all the snow but hey it happened!  CINDY was her name & 15 rounds with a torn open hand was her pain. Thanks guys!  

Now I've been know to do 2 a days but here comes one of those random 3 a days.  Due to the wonders of Facebook I made a new friend in Tori Marrama, an avid garage Crossfitter.  We decided to meet up at CFNE (96) for a little TABATA THIS! Tori was good but I had his number this night. 419 to 332, Next time i'm sure he's gonna crush me.