Weekly Recap 11.3.19 – My Set Back

This week was not good to me.  It started off nice and unassuming enough, but by Tuesday everything pretty much went downhill.  Reflecting on this week, I am so thankful for health insurance and the fact that I have a relationship with an amazing chiropractor. … Read the rest

20.5 & Why I Said Nope

This was not a particularly great fitness week for me.  On Tuesday, I began having what felt like very strong and random back spasms that sent me to urgent care, begging for some form of relief.  I hadn’t injured anything, hadn’t pulled anything, and honestly couldn’t pinpoint what was going on, other than all of the muscles in my mid-back were exceptionally displeased. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.27.19

This was a pretty tough week for me.  I hit just under 60 miles, and my CrossFit WODs felt challenging, especially the 20.4 WOD.  By the end of the week, my legs were a level of trashed I didn’t know existed as an adult. … Read the rest

20.4 (Where I Learned Pistols Are From Satan)

Thursday night, after Trick or Treating with my boys, I decided to do a quick CrossFit check, to see what sort of treat I was in for on Friday.  This was the first Open WOD that had me psychotically laughing.  The idea of pistol squats after 90 box jumps is the definition of psychotic. … Read the rest

7 Nightmares That Keep CrossFitters Up At Night

As I was writing my “10 Worst Nightmares Every Runner Fears” post, I thought to myself, it’s not just runners that have sports specific nightmare experiences.  I don’t want to leave my CrossFit friends out of all the Halloween fun.  A quick Google search will readily display hundreds of memes, video’s, and pictures of horrifying CrossFit misses and fails. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.20.19

This week was a mostly good week.  I didn’t have to travel at all.  The weather was nice and cool for most of the week.  I went out and did non-running stuff over the weekend, which feels much more manageable when my long run is under a half-marathon distance.… Read the rest

20.3 & The Dumb Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

Every year during the open, at least one workout is a repeat from a previous year.  Each time the repeat WOD is announced, CrossFitters everywhere let out a collective groan.  We remember the pain, and pray for evidence that we have grown stronger since we the first time we experienced whatever hellacious WOD we are about to repeat. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.13.19

This was another week of travel for me, which adds a layer of difficulty.  Thankfully, I was in Austin, and there’s no excuse to be lazy in that city.  I finished out the week with three WODs and just over 50 miles of running. … Read the rest

20.2 & Lessons

On Thursday, the second workout of the 2020 CrossFit open was released.  My initial thought was, “that doesn’t look too terrible,” and then I realized that working through the same three movements round after round for 20 minutes might be a little more soul crushing than I initially thought. … Read the rest