Five years?!

Here’s the link to my first CrossFit workout –  December 4, 2006.

What a terrible workout to be my first one. Looking back, I wasn’t able to complete it under an hour. And now, when I look at all of you doing workouts, I’m amazed at how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time.

Me after a few years of CrossFit is nothing compared to YOU after a year of CrossFit. My form was still terrible, there were a ton of movements I couldn’t do.

Yet, I hear people who have only been here less than 6 months, say they can’t do this or that. My response – be patient. Health is not a race. It’s a journey. Progress should be made slowly. I shouldn’t see posts in the comments about 15-50 pound PR’s. Let the improvement happen over a longer period of time so you don’t become stale.

I wish I had a coach that gave me that advice. Then I might not be stuck with a 130# press.

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Good Mornings
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

Compare to Dec.4/10

Soooo thirsty.....

29 thoughts on “Five years?!”

  1. 28 birthday burpees!! Happy birthday Elba!!
    Congrats Trent – nice friggin Time!!! Crushed it bro!!!

    Filthy 50s (as Rx’d)y
    Time: 21:47

    First time doing this!! K2E, wall balls and burpees take soooooo long!!!! Great job everyone!!!!

  2. F***ing 40’s as Rx
    Time: 27:38
    Was a blast going side by side with the “machine” Corinna.

    Elba, 28 happy burpees were done 4 u
    Yea to Trent for finishing 2nd in a 5k race today… UNDER 22min. SWEET.

  3. Thanks for coming out to celebrate my anniversary wod! Love seeing people tackle this one.

    Birthday Burpees for Elba. Yay!

    Filthy 50’s a Rx’d (with back ext.)

    18:47 (almost a minute PR)

    Need to get better at burpees. Going to include them in my daily warm-up.

  4. No Bread’ers! Potluck is tomorrow at 6pm! If you didn’t get your name on the list, shoot me an email.

  5. Filthy 50’s – 27:01

    2:30 PR from last year 🙂 Great job this morning everyone! Happy Birthday Elba!

  6. 28 Birthday Burpees => Happy Birthday Elba!!

    30 Box jump, 16 inch box
    30 Jumping pull-ups (2 25# plates)
    30 Kettlebell swings 30#
    30 Walking Lunges
    30 Knees to elbows (sit ups – no swing with arms)
    30 Push press, 35#
    30 Good Mornings 35#
    30 Wall ball shots, 10#
    30 Burpees
    30 Double unders (120 singles)

    Time: 21:23 – first time doing it

    Wow! My throat is still burning.
    More challenging ones: Wall balls and Burpees

  7. Filthy 50’s —> 28:54

    PR by 4:40! 🙂
    Had 33:34 last year.
    Had 40:07 in 2009 with singles.
    Wall Balls and Burpees definitely chewed up time today. Very happy with my result today. Tweaked my lower back in yesterday’s WOD and woke up this morning very sore and could barely bend over. Thanks to ice, caffeine, advil and lacrosse balls I got to do the WOD. There was no way I was missing that one!

  8. Filthy Fifties: 28:47

    Last year: 26:53

    No PR, but this year I did the 10’f wall balls and the knees to elbows. These 2 exercices just about did me in today. Hope this lung infection goes away soon!

    I had a great time today at the gym!

    Thanks Ron for motivating me to keep up with you. You are looking ripped there buddy!!

    It is awesome having you back Sonia!

    Happy b-day Elba!

  9. Filthy WOD – 25

    Great to meet ya Julie to partner up, but had a hard time attempting to keep up with you 🙂
    Bender… you must have kicked into recovery mode ’cause I couldn’t close in on ya at the end.
    Sonia… you haven’t missed a beat 🙂 … great to see you back!
    Smiles all around Elba… happy day !

  10. Filthy 50’s

    Did singles instead of doubles

    Time: 37:25 (last time 42:36, but that was Nov 21/09)

    Definitely a tough WOD that had it’s way with me today. K2E & wall balls definitely the worst. Great push by everyone today!

    Happy Birthday Elba — the 28 burpees were a good warm up.

  11. Mobility

    WU – 28 birthday burpees for Elba! Happy birthday Elba!

    WOD: Filthy Fifties, scales to ‘Fuckin 40’s’

    For time:
    40 Box jump, 20 inch box
    40 Jumping pull-ups
    40 Kettlebell swings (35#)
    40 Walking Lunges
    40 Knees to elbows (situps)
    40 Push press, (45#)
    40 Good Mornings (45#)
    40 Wall balls (10#, 10′)
    40 Burpees
    40 Double unders

    My first attempt at this one, happy to finally do it!!
    Wall balls and burpees slowed me down horribly. But, I did my wall balls at the 10′ line for the first time in a wod, so I’m happy with that.

    T = 26:05. Happy with that, even though I don’t have anything to compare it to. 🙂

    Great morning at the gym.

  12. “The Filthy 50s”

    25# Kettle Bell
    35# Push Press & Good Mornings
    6# Wall Ball @ 10 ft

    39:39 – Total PR (POOPY RESULT) from last time when I did this in 32 something. Oh well! What would I have done with those 7 minutes anyway?

  13. “The terrible 30’s”

    35 lbs KBS
    45 lbs Push Press & Good Mornings
    10 lbs Wall ball @ 10 ft.

    Time: 22:17

    Thanks Everyone for the Birthday wishes and for those 28 burpees!! Best present EVER!!! I know, it was not nice of me but I enjoyed watching the whole class doing them!! don’t worry you can pay me back anytime!!

    I can’t wait to do this WOD next time, I kind of finish with the feeling that I should have done “The fuckin 40s” instead!! but really happy with my time 🙂

    And congrats Trent for your time, really proud of you!!

  14. Sorry I missed this one 🙁

    I know I say this every week (right Jeff P?) but this looks like a great candidate for C4C or an open gym. Totally impressed with all of your results today. Great work everyone!

    Happy Birthday Elba! Hope you had a wonderful day 🙂

  15. Change for change: actually did this on Dec 20th.
    WU x 2
    No strength

    WOD ‘Filthy Fifties’
    50 Box jumps 20″
    50 Jumping pull-ups
    50 KBS 35#
    50 Walking Lunges
    50 K2E (on rings)
    50 Push press 35#
    50 Good mornings 35#
    50 Wall balls 14#
    50 Burpees
    50 Double unders

    Time = 27:40

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