Boy Wonder

Its almost 11…. Im tired. BUT…. with all the last little bit of uumph left in me… I NEED to say a quick something.

Most of you know Nick as “boy wonder”. An absolutely amazing athlete. Always pushing himself to the limit. Most of the time I walk into the gym, and he is doing something that I’ve never seen before!! He knows that hard work will get him far, and is not afraid to put in the time to make GREAT things happen. I know that Nick too. BUT….Im starting to know a new Nick.

Coach Nick. Researching movements in a WOD….. so that he doesn’t miss a fault, and so that he can correct one without hesitation. Keeping workouts FUN, at the same time being “tough enough.” Handling 20 plus people of ALL abilities, and NOT making ANY of them feel more or less important than another. It’s pretty FREAKIN cool to watch. I am grateful to have ya around. Well…….. except for those thrusters!!!  

And now…. night night!

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buddies

There are so many great things that have been happening each day at the gym. PR’s…… Firsts…..Nick inventing new moves…..fast wods……heavy wods…..NEWBIES….. Oldies! But…. My most FAVORITE part of each day are the friendships that are forming! New friends….old friends… It’s sooooooo cool to see! People that were strangers a week ago…. Are cheering and helping one another through their workout. “Older” friends are coaching new friends….. Giving tips and telling their own stories. We all know that for an hour a day we all can forget about work or whatever we do,and just have WOD time! It’s true……. Those who WOD together, stay together! It doesn’t matter how much you deadlift or if you can do those damn double unders, everyone still cheers you on. I hope that I never forget how cool that’s is.

Keep up the hard work.You are all amazing. I couldn’t be happier to share this important time with such great people. And……. Thanks for the snacks. You know how much I love to cook.

Night night

bad CrossFit bad….?

“I just saw this show…..Are people REALY dying from CrossFit? OMG….. am I going to get that RABDOODLE-MALOSIS?” I have had this conversation with SOOOOO many people lately.

After that thing was on MSNBC? Or something like that…. about rhabdo an CrossFit killing people, I must have had 10 people ask me if that is true. At first I get super defensive and angry….. OFF COURSE NOT! They are SO DUMB. WHY are you even watching that crap??? BREATHE…….. then when I calm down, I realize that Im making CrossFit look and sound crazier, by BEING CRAZY!!!  I GET IT……. there are TONS loons out there that do insane WODS and send videos in or post on FB. People getting hurt because they don’t know when to STOP! Next thing you know THAT IS WHAT ALL CROSSFIT GYMS ARE DOING!!! Well, ITS NOT.

I can only speak from my own experience. Most of the people (95%) that come into our gym, are coming to have 1 hour to themselves. A time to forget about stupid work, dinner, paper work, e mails, meetings, KIDS…WHATEVER! They aren’t there to become Rich Fronings next competitor or to deadlift 500 lbs. Sure they want to get stronger and faster, who doesn’t? But the majority of US are just looking for a fun place to get strong and hang out with cool people. People are getting hurt playing football…EVERY day. Are we going to STOP playing football? I don’t think so! SO…. WOD on my friends. HATERS will HATE. We know the friendships and triumphs that we have made because of this DANGEROUS sport we play. Continue reading

AHHHHHHHHH (calm AHHHH not crazy AHHHHHHH)

Its 8 am thursday morning Im sitting at MY DESK (well, it’s my moms), Def Leopard is “pouring some sugar on me” and all I can smell is sweaty 6am left-overs and rubber. AHHHHHHHHHHH. Ive been waiting for this moment. I’ve discovered that the diner upstairs has amazing sausage AND… I have convinced them to have fresh avocado! Still working on the SMOKERS that loom next to Hoshi (my car) in the parking lot… BUT, other than that today is off to a great start! 

I’m starting to get a “some-what” WO schedule back. 7am….then some HORRIFIC 4 pm with Nick an Co. My body feels like I’ve been hit by a truck, But I LOVE it. Nick writes inspirational quotes on the white board each day… I’m so old that I don’t even know who said them, or what they mean!! I feel like a granny every morning when he reminds me that the song I LOVE was cool…….. before he was BORN!! Good thing he’s my bud! 

SO, those are my SERIOUSLY random thought this morning! 

Oh, besides this… has anyone noticed the HUGE amount of road kill? Im not sure if its because I drive SO far So much…Or if these critters need some CCF (critter crossfit) I mean they gotta get across that road faster! Maybe they are eating so many yummy crock pot suppers, that their bellies are too fat? Im not sure. RUN little bunnies, skunks, squirrels and coonies RUN!!!!

she’s up

Just getting home from an all day affair with the pull-up rig. After Jamie broke 5 drill bits in the cement floor, almost punched 2 Home Depot employees and sent me outside TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT….. She’s up! And lookin GREAT! There are enough bolts and washers to sink a ship, and I’m pretty sure that 20 Big J’s could swing around on her without a BUDGE! Anyone who knows Jamie…KNOWS that it was a LLOOOOONNNGG day! But, worth it.

Tomorrow we start another group of NEWBIES! I’m excited to show off the rig, OHHHH and the floor! That is a WHOLE other story! I know why they sell rubber floors in ROLLS! But, just like the rig.. Its done, and couldn’t be better. Lets hope the work-men can keep it kinda clean for 1/2 day. OK…. NOT HAPPENING! Oh well, it will get dirty! I kinda cant wait. Maybe I will do a chalk angel? Jamie would LOVE that.

My belly is full of Tommy’s chicken soup (the most UN-PALEO soup on earth), and I’m headed to bed.

night night

STARS

#1 HAVE YOU SEEN THE STARS TONIGHT? OMG! Get outside and look. They are AMAZING! I know its chilly, but worth it!

#2…. I wanna say a BIG THANK YOU to one of the STARS of our 6pm class, Kris Purdy. ALL the way from Utah! Man, I thought I had a far commute!! HA. It was GREAT to meet you, and I KNOW we will WOD again. Great job tonight on that killer WO! Safe travels.

#3….. NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN…. ALL the STARS of our class at Mt. Everett High School this afternoon. Nick and I were invited to teach a group of students as part of a “Healthy Choices” day at the school. It was a BLAST! Im not sure the students knew what they were in for.. but they did a super job!

Oh, I know that its on FB, and Im sure i mentioned it…. BUT, we are starting a new FOUNDATIONS class monday the 30th at 6pm. If you have a bud that has been….Well I maybe wanna?? Im not sure?? ARE THOSE GUYS CRAZY?? You know…. tell them to e mail me. Lets get em started!

night night

Slacker…. I know

Im NOT making excuses.

OK, yes I am. I haven’t been home other than to sleep in …HMMMMM?? Im not even sure when.

Just a quick update. Things are lookin GREAT. We painted the entire place, and if Jamie can get over his OCD, we MAY get the floor down by 2030!! Gotta love him. Its cool to see what has only been an idea in my strange head coming to life. ITS BIG. Like waaaaayyy bigger than I thought. Perfect for sprints! Or even a PROWLER…too bad they are NOT allowed in CFP.. EVER! On a serious note.. I couldn’t be happier. Sure everything has taken way longer than expected, Jamie is away for 5 more weeks, frame shop work on top of CFP is just HARD, 4 am comes VERY early and 10 pm is a late dinner. BUT…. this is it! We dreamed it… It’s happening! Cannot wait to WO with all my buds. Run around like looney tunes and play crazy music. Sit in our sweaty clothes for hours, because we just cannot stop talking about the next WOD..or the CrossFit video we saw today! Spend hours trying RIDICULOUS stuff…that nobody will ever try! THATS what I’m excited for. That…..and my bed.

night night

Miss Mary…. THE MAC!!

Ok, so if you don’t know my bud Mary… SHES THE MAC “DADDY”… Mom, business owner, friend, karaoke-ier… BUT now I know…Miss Mary is the MAC CrossFitter!! I had no idea she had this in her! Mary has been here bright and early almost every morning, and tonight she did her first Fight Gone Bad. And ROCKED it! MARE…… You are AMAZING! I am so proud of you. More importantly Im SOOOOOOO glad to have you around. Now that I have seen what you can do….. ohhhh the POSSIBILITIES! This is the start of something BIG for you. 

 

As for the rest of YA…….. another GREAT week!!!! Its amazes me every day how much progress everyone is making. SO COOL. Keep up the hard work.

night night

Coincidence?

At first I just assumed it was a coincidence that all our new CFP friends were SUPER SQUATTERS! Well….. they seem to be SUPER STARS! OMG.. Im silly! Today was another great day at the lake. The AM-ers were up-and-at-em before the sun was up! Those deadlifts and kettle bell swings lookin great! So much PROGRESS in just a few weeks. And then the PMers….. after a LOOONG day of work…Came in FULL FORCE! Just like their earlier CF friends…looking like PROS! 

Just wanna say a quick thank you to one of my new BUDS. Steph (NOT STEPHANIE). She has been at that dang lake EVERY morning that I have. Bringing laughs and paleo muffins! I know this is the start of not only laughing AB TABATA for me…. BUT a super dedicated gal! And Thanks for reading my blah blah blog! xo xo xo. 

night, night

Week 1

well….. WE did it. I’am so grateful to  everyone that has made this week… TOTALLY STINKIN’ AMAZING!! Obviously our super coaches/best friends/breakfast buds/LIFE SAVERS! Also to ALL our NEWBIES!! We know that getting up before the sun to WO in the dark is NOT IDEAL!!! Or showing up after work to hang out in the parking lot! BUT…. we sure are happy you do it. There are no words to explain how I feel!! Watching all of you trying your hardest and PUSHING yourselves harder than you ever have…NO WORDS. It inspires me to be better; and quite honestly that team WOD tonight kicked my ass. SO… heres to many many more SUPER weeks… TEAM WOD’s…..ass kickin’…….and great friends. 

FAR ABOVE any expectations I could have had. DRINK your water.

night night