Everything Had Meaning

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I started off on the run. I knew I could pace myself and be sure I didn’t try to go too fast and burn out. Plus, it would help warm me up. Some felt ending with the run was a better choice and started with the row. I guess that’s when it’s good we got to make our own decision.

tribute wod

It’s a CrossFit Tribute WOD, everything had meaning and purpose from the length of the run/row, to the number of movements and reps of each one, all the way down to the weights used. Of course I had to scale. I’m just not there yet but it didn’t take away the impact of what we were doing.

We warmed up as usual, practiced each movement, picked which weight was the best choice for us for each movement, huddled up and yelled “never forget!” and got in place to start.

When I was lined up outside to start my run, in the corner of my eye I noticed one of my fellow athletes on one knee. He had his dog chain in his hand, gave it a kiss and stood back up. For a moment I had chills, and it wasn’t just from the cooler weather.

This community is so powerful, so amazing, so inspiring.

It took me just over 30 minutes to finish. Others finished before me and others finished after me and per usual, we were there to support one another until the end.

Friday 9/5
Strength: 3RM Thrusters #60
WOD for time / CrossFit Team Series WOD #1:
Thrusters (35#)
Chest-to-bar pull-ups (green + red – C2B and reg)
Time: 7:22
Saturday 9/6
Sunday 9/7
3 mile run
Monday 9/8
Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 across: 85#
WOD for time:
40 Wall Balls (8#)
Run 100m
20 Pushups
30 Wall Balls
Run 200m
15 Pushups
20 Wall Balls
Run 300m
10 Pushups
10 Wall Balls
Run 400m
5 Pushups
Time: 13:47
Tuesday 9/9
Dead lift: 3-3-3+ : 125# (10)
WOD, AMRAP in 10:00:
5 Power Snatch (35#)
10 Hang Power Snatch
15 Knee Raises
20 Box Jumps (16”)
Score: 3 + 15 box jumps
Wednesday 9/10
EMOTM for 6:00: 5 push jerk (50#) (note: it felt SO heavy today…not enough recovery between Tuesday night and Wednesday AM WODS)
WOD for time:
Row 1000m
100 Single Unders
then, 3 rounds of:
7 hang cleans (55#)
14 Kettlebell swings (25#)
time: 13:02?
Thursday 9/11
For time:
2001m Row or 2001m Run
11 Box Jumps
11 Thrusters
11 Burpee Chest to Bar Pull-ups
11 Power Cleans
11 HandStand Push-ups
11 KB Swings
11 Toes to Bar
11 Deadlifts
11 Push Jerks
2001m Row or 2001m Run
*If athletes begin the WOD with a Row, they finish with a Run and vice versa
Time: 30:53

Anyway, I’m off to DesMoines this weekend for a little Blend getaway. We were supposed to be at HLS this weekend but since it was sadly cancelled, a few of us decided to get together anyway. Feel free to follow us at #blendDSMtakeover on social media. 😉


What are your big plans for the weekend?