Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thanksgiving 2011

(11/23) So it’s time to head back home and see the family.  As always though, I’ve never made it through Columbus, OH without stopping for something.  This time was to see some of my other family and hit a new box.  CF Future was having their grand opening(ish), 1st annual UM/OSU Throwdown.  It was a partnered WOD but that didn’t stop me.  I was partnered with Jay Younger from CF New Albany, and he turned out to be a pretty good partner. We took 1st place men’s team (2nd to the girls team by 30sec). 

The WOD was a brutal 6 round, 207 rep per round ass kicker! 

We finished in 36:41 and not a second to soon, cuz it sucked!  I had a great time, even with breaking a bone in my hand mid WOD. 

(11/24) I got up early from my Aunt and Uncles house and continued on to see the family.  Like always though, I had to get a pre-turkey day dinner WOD in.  I hit up CF 513 (196) in Cincinnati, OH with my good friend Jenna. We were the only ones in the first session of the morning, so we went side by side in the WOD: 10m AMRAP of 10 Deadlifts @ 135 and 10 Ring Push Ups.  I finished 3 reps shy of 13 rounds and Jenna just finish 7.  We had a lot of fun together and I even left some blood on the ring straps.  Overall it was an okay box, not much training was needed, so not much was given.  I did give Jenna a gift after by taking her to the Sweatt Shop to meet Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt.  She PR'd her bench press there, which was awesome to see.  Happy Thanksgiving to you Jenna. 

(11/25)  Now that Turkey Day is behind us and the holiday season is officially underway, it was time for a kick ass workout.  I headed down Queen City CF (197) in downtown Cincy.  After some basic formalities and the warm up, Siu had a dandy WOD in store for us.  25-1-20-2-15-3-10-4-5-5 Sit Ups and Muscle Ups. This was way harder than I thought. Maybe because my arms were still tore open or the fact that I had a broken bone in my hand, either way, this took a toll on me!  Finished in 13:19 but I think I had like 8 or 9 missed MU's.  Way to QCCF, you guys rocked.  I'm glad I got to visit and good luck on the new space. 

(11/26) Jenna was excited to head south and visit a new box so that's exactly what we did.  We hit up CF Maximus (198) in Lexinton, KY.  I'm not exactly sure who our coach was, she didn't introduce herself to the four drop-in's, but I did get a good teammate for the WOD in Dave.  Our WOD was in Teams of 2, 1 working at a time, we had 7rds of 14 Back Squats @ 185, 14 Burpee Box Jumps and a Street Run.  We broke it up how we wanted and killed it. We hit a 23:15 I think all my Smolov training played a good role in this. We did get to hang out and help some of our class with muscle ups and pull ups, which is always fun.  I had mixed feelings about the box but I had a good time.  Thanks Seth, we had fun. 

Well time to head back home and then really head back home.  I'm so close to 200 boxes, I can smell the Poi, salt water, and Sunscreen!  Till our next WOD!


  1. Thanks for showing me a great Birthday weekend! Good times as always! Come home again soon! The 'Nati misses you!

  2. Thank you for stopping by Michael and look forward to having you at the new box. Keep working on those pistols.