Family reunion is offering a bus to the King Memorial tmrw. Not a tour but a “get off here. See you in x hours shuttle.”
After 4 days sightseeing in DC the thought of sightseeing there again is like nails on a chalkboard. There are 2 boxes close by with 10:00am partner WODs.
My brain says, “Don’t get on that bus!”
I don’t know what my wife says though and she outranks my brain.
CrossFit Revamped this time. Hit the 5:30am WOD due to scheduling
issues at family reunion. Seriously. 5:30am. Holy hell.
20 min EMOM
Odds: 5 OHS
Evens: 30 seconds of Double Unders then 30 seconds to hit 3-5 HSPU
2 rope climbs
90’ farmers carry 70# kettlebells
EMOM was tough. 5 OHS isn’t much, but 10 rounds of them get tough. No
Oly shoes to mask my immobility issues either (though I did bring knee
Holy crap! I was hitting DUs with ease on a borrowed rope. Maybe all
that post-WOD practice back home is paying off.
HSPUs - was the only one, besides the coach, doing them. Yes, the
coach jumped in. Can’t say I’ve seen that before. I started with an
abmat on a 35# plate and swapped it for a 25# plate. Had to do them
strict as I can’t kip. Kills my neck to put pressure on my head.
Main WOD. Well, at least I was warm. Used the knee sleeves to protect
my leg. Farmers carry? Meh. 90’ ain’t much. T2B left me in round 2
only to return in round 3. Only person to Rx this portion.
Drop ins freakin’ rock. Everyone said hi. One woman pointed out
everything. Bars marked different than ours back home, etc. It just
feels good to have positive human interaction. Not to mention, if I
was at globo gym no way would a woman walk up and volunteer
Good sweatfest. Good people. Good stuff.
Baltimore Inner Harbor this afternoon.
Dropped in at CF Foggy Bottom again. Welcoming folks. Wish it wasn’t within a real gym which makes the $25 drop in fee mandatory, but whatevs. Some people would love this box. It’s in a racquetball court in a basement i.e, no running. @putthatazztowork
Cleans and a sprint chipper. Alternated cleans with handstands. Coach is former gymnast and gave me some great advice. Much appreciated
Chipper bunch of quick stuff. I started 2 min back and made up ground on my leader. Couldn’t catch him though it helped me to have a target.
Good stuff. Kick some ass today.
Took the boat from Alexandria to Mt. Vernon today. Great time and by water is an awesome way to see things differently.
Right hip is on fire again tho. Not sure if it’s cortisone wearing off or if I tweaked it.
Anonymous said: well ive been researching for over 20 years and both my trainers for over 40 years. ass to grass is wrong. be careful of where you do your research, especially on the internet. there is a lot and i do mean A LOT of wrong info on nutrition and fitness. you can do what you want of course but if you start to feel any pain in the knee keep what i said in mind ok?
I will :) I really appreciate your advice so thank you.
Yes, there is a lot of incorrect information in the fitness industry, evidently this Anon has spent the last 20 years reading all of it.
Ass to grass IS wrong.
Unless you want to get a heavy assed weight to your shoulders (or overhead) without wasting a lot of effort lifting a bar way too high…..
But that’s just how I calculate Work being Force * Distance. You know….science.
Seriously folks. Do you guys hate yourselves or what?
Bland is NOT a flavor!!!
Air and Space
They don’t appreciate words like “Hi,” or “Good morning.”
DC bound. Kids up at 5am ready to roll.
It’s not the individual workouts that amaze me. I kind of expect Games competitors to be amazing. It’s that there are up to 4, or more, hellacious workouts per day, and these folks go hard ALL THE TIME. That amazes me.– me
Oh, forgot to shave this morning.
No worries. I’m wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and flip-flops….. it’s not like it matters.
I wore a full suit to my first interview and felt under dressed. Not anymore.