Monday, March 10, 2014
Pictured above is Hunter in his second go round of WOD 14.2. On Friday night Hunter fell a couple reps short of making it out of the round of 12's. Hunter came back to try again on Sunday he was determined to get into the 14's. Well, with some coaching on his timing....Hunter made it into that round of 14's, but once he was there, I'm not so sure that's where he wanted to be.
I specifically recall him telling me "I can't!" I screamed back at him, "yes you can!" to which he did!! And did!! And did! Hunter's mind told him he was done about 2-3 reps into his first round of 14 pull-ups. At that point Hunter was on auto-pilot, when I said go, he did a pull-up. And continued to do them until time was called. Hunter got 1 round of 14's in his round of 14's, and therefore accomplished what he set out to do.
Just think of the things you could accomplish if you turned off that chatterbox in your head. The one telling you you're not good enough, you're not strong enough, you can't get another rep, you're too fat, you're too skinny....blah blah blah (and we all know what to say at the end of this!)
Tuesday March 11, 2014
4:30 pm only
6:00 pm Open WOD practice
AMRAP in 20
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Wod 14.2 is in the books and along with it came PR's for many athletes at CrossFit Michiana. It's so exciting to see someone get their 1 rep max, and move on to the next workout of the open. It's also exciting to see some of you fight for those very last reps in order to move onto your next 3 minutes. Congratulations to all of you that competed this weekend.
As the open moves forward make sure you are taking care of those bodies. Feeding them proper fuel and maintenance like rolling, yoga, massage and chiropractic are essential at this point in the games. Sleep needs to be at a maximum and stress to a minimum....that means don't worry about what's coming next...relax and take it as it comes.
Monday March 10, 2014
515, 730 am and 430, 6, 7 pm
30 double unders
30 box jumps
30 wall balls
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Wife of Noble Character
10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I apologize for the late post. I am a bit out of commission right now;/ Thanks for your patience. C
Thursday March 6, 2013
515 and 830 am. 430 and 600 pm
AMRAP in 7
DL 5 x 5 Sets
Endurance @ 7:00 pm
5 rounds for time of:
7 Overhead Squats, 135/95 lbs
28 Double Unders
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
There is so much to be said about my title....about the picture...about what someone on Facebook stated as "...a true CrossFitter's heart..."
This past weeks announcement of WOD 14.1 brought many emotions to many different people. To some it was elation. To some it was devastation. To some triumph. To some defeat. To some fear. To some panic. To some success. Regardless of what emotion was brought to the forefront for you....it's how you handled it that mattered.
You see this week, for some of us at CFM - we were thrown a curve ball. And as my title states above, life is full of curve balls (setbacks- whatever you call it, you get what I mean)....it's how you handle these curve balls that determines your success.
I will concentrate on the athlete in my picture. Kim, along with many other athletes in our gym, in other gyms and around the world has never done a double under before. In fact, if this would have come up last year at this very point in time, Kim was barely able to do a single jump with a jump rope, let alone a double jump (different story for different day) . But that didn't stop her from trying...and trying... and trying.
Friday night Kim showed up literally minutes after taking her mom home from a surgical procedure to remove cancer from her body. Kim could have chosen to stay home, she had the best excuse in the world, life had given her a setback. Her mom had cancer. Kim chose to fight against that setback and tried for her double under on Friday night.
Saturday morning, Kim showed up at the gym...calves sore and muscles screaming.
Sunday, Kim showed up to try again for that double under - punching that setback in the face....nothing could stop her from "trying!" Her calf muscle was screaming and fighting her every step of the way. We stretched, rolled, flossed and fought back.
Monday night, Kim tried for 2 hours to get 1 double under. There are not too many people I've known in my lifetime that are willing to keep going back after something when they've been defeated time after time after time....but like Myra stated on Facebook the true heart of this athlete was shining brightly. You have NOT been defeated, you have been defined!!!
Kim, you are a true inspiration to all of us at CrossFit Michiana, DO NOT let one double under define you as an athlete. You have all the qualities and attributes of a true athlete...and when that double under comes to you, you will shine even brighter than you do now. We all know that this weekend sent you setback after setback and at any given time you could have chosen to stay home and drown in your sorrows...but you didn't you kept getting up and fighting back and to me that is the definition of a true winner.
Bring on WOD 14.2....3,2,1 GO!!!
Below are the stats for CFM athletes after WOD 14.1:
Wednesday March 5, 2014
515 and 730 am, 6 and 7 pm
Tonight starts our 7:00 pm Yoga Class - with Jena
5 x 5 Sets
Monday, March 03, 2014
Tuesday March 4, 2014
6:00 pm Open WOD Competition Practice
30 KB Swing 70/55
15 Pull ups
BSQ 5 x 5 Sets
Sunday, March 02, 2014
So, this weekend officially kicked off the Reebok CrossFit Games 2014 Open - CrossFit Michiana's athletes "left it all out there!"
I just want to say that I am EXTREMELY proud of all of my CFM athletes:
You were thrown a workout this week that put some of you completely out of your comfort zone....
We had 9 athletes that have NEVER in their life gotten a double under...out of those 9 athletes...7 athletes got their double under this weekend!!
Congratulations to: Ashley, Steph, Chris R, Brandon, Myra, Denise and Cheryl
We still have until tomorrow evening for the last 2 athletes to get a double under.
CFM Athletes you rock - each and every one of you make me the happiest coach on the planet!!
Monday March 3, 2014
515 and 730 am, 430, 6 and 700 pm
AMRAP in 15 Minutes
A1 Sled Push - Hi/Lo 150 Feet
A2 Push Ups
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Sunday March 2, 2014
The normal 10:30 class will not run on Sundays for the month of March.
Today at 2:00 pm we will be wodding crossfit open wod 14.1.
Gym will open at 1:30 pm for warmups - 1st heat will be at 2:25.
Come on out and cheer on our open athletes!!!
Amrap in 10 minutes:
30 Double Unders
15 Ground to Overhead 75/55