Everyone’s favorite Eengleshmun finally gets to hit a workout with the rest of the members.
Here’s hoping we see more of you doing the group WOD, Ben.
Workout of the Day
75 Push Jerks (85/55 lb.)
Every minute player must do 7 burpees.
Today’s workout could have been one of two scenarios for you: an ass-hauling sprint to 75 reps with a few burpees peppered in there for kicks, or a whole lot of burpees with a few jerks for good measure and one of the worst days you’ve had in a while. It’s not often that we set up a workout to suck WAY more when it takes longer, but today is just one of those days. I saw a lot of people going in to the 12+ minute range on this thing, which means that you were staring down the barrel of 70 burpees or more. Yuck. It doesn’t just pay off to haul booty sometimes, it always pays off.
Event Announcement & Gym Closure
Helen Meets Grace is tomorrow at 7-9 pm at CrossFit Newport Beach, more info on this page. We are going to close the gym for the 6 & 7 pm sessions so we can get a group of people over there to participate. If you don’t have a teammate yet, we’ll pair you up with someone when you get here. So come by CFCM around 6:30 and we’ll roll over there as a group. Or just meet us there at 7.
My workout sucked today. Not like 2 rounds of Murph with a sandy crotch suck, I was just unmotivated, uninterested and couldn’t hit my numbers on the rower. Half way through I thought about quitting. Sometimes you’ve just gotta take another rest day. Then it occurred to me: this gym stuff isn’t ALWAYS about numbers and performance. Sometimes you’ve just gotta show up, get sweaty and leave with a smile on your face. So half way through my marathon on the rower/jump rope/overhead squats & snatches I decided to dial it back a bit and just enjoy myself, enjoy moving weight, enjoy pulling on the rower. Sure, I was sweaty as hell and tired, but I let the numbers go, let the pressure go.
Sometimes it’s just about getting sweaty and having fun.
Speaking of, lets show up at the Next Level Invitation event this weekend in force and watch those elite amongst us have some fun of their own. Details:
8a – 5p Lindsay starts at 7:30, so time is 7:30a – 5p
Costa Mesa Fairgrounds Orange County Fairgrounds
Cost: $10 to spectate