OK, first off, let me say that I have been totally slacking off on this blog. I still have tons to log into my huge spreadsheet, which I will do, and I’ll try to clear the backlog of entries in my logbook. Suffice to say there have been many, many WODs that I haven’t written down, but they only serve to make me fitter.
I was injured from May 2013 to around March 2014, with intermittent spurts of activity (some WODs, some runs varying from 5-17km). It really knocked the wind out of my sails. I also turned 40 in September 2013, so that didn’t help, at least, psychologically .(watching the Masters division on the CrossFit Games, especially the 60+, shows you just how strong you can be even in the golden years!)
I had a great visit with a friend in San Francisco, Doug, and as we caught up with our lives, I realized that this is a big part of what I’ve been doing over the past 4 years+ and that I should get back on that horse. Plus, Doug said that he wanted to check out my blog (perhaps another follower, bringing the total to 3, if you’re still following, Adam and Ben), so I dedicate this post to him and I hope that this is the (re)beginning of more statistical analysis and fun.
POSTED on CrossFit Brand X
WOD at Crossfit Antipolis, South of France
Couplet for time:
OHS 45# 3-6-9-12-15
between each round, run 200m
BUY-IN: 4x 10 ATW, squats, push-ups (broken 5-5) dislocates
OHS: unbroken until 15 (10-5)
T2B: 9-4-2, 8-4, 6-3, 6, 5 (oops, 2 too many!)
CASH-OUT: AMRAP 7 min.
7 6kg medball squat clean
14 6kg medball over-the-shoulder throws (7 each side)
4 rounds + 7 SC
Whew! It has been a week since my last WOD and a long time since posting on Brand X. I’m starting to post again, to get into the habit. OHS were good, and I’m really just working on form before I go up. Flexibility is still an issue but I got a few nice tips from the trainer Thomas at Crossfit Antipolis. I’ll be vacationing close by for the next three weeks and I’ll squeeze in the 10 WODs that I get with my drop-in pass. You gotta love the drop-in at the CF boxes for vacation! The box opened up a couple of months ago and it’s small and cozy. I was getting cheered on during my last OHS set by the other Crossfitters in the box (whom I just met), and that, in my book, is totally what the Crossfit community is all about.
A big shout-out to my good friend Doug from San Fran (where I also got to do a few WODs) whom I hadn’t seen in about 10 years and who got me back into posting and keeping track of my WODs. I got a bit discouraged after being injured for most of the past 12 months, so I’m glad to get back into a routine. Plus, it helps when the Games are on!