My First Time (Wed 9/29/10)

By September 28, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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Reposted from Feb. 15, 2010

Like most of us, I’ll never forget my first time. I had done all the proper preparation, read all the literature, and even watched LOTS of instructional (and entertaining) videos from the internet on the subject. And it was finally my turn.

When I started I felt a little awkward – after all, I had been anticipating this moment for so long and I wanted everything to go just like I saw in the videos. In the first minute or so I began breathing so hard it was downright embarrassing. Within just a few minutes I was sweating profusely and it felt like I had lost all motor control. Several times throughout I wasn’t sure I was going to be able complete the task satisfactorily, but not wanting to disappoint, I persevered. Out of breath, muscles tired and drenched in sweat, I literally collapsed from exhaustion the moment I had finished.

I had done it. Finally. It wasn’t pretty, but completing that rite of passage changed my life forever and I couldn’t wait to tell all my friends about it. It took me about 32 minutes, and her name was “Angie”.

What was your first CrossFit workout like?

As a side note, there will be no 7:00pm classes on Friday this week so that we’ll have time to install the new pullup rig. Friday’s On-Ramp class will be held on Thursday at 7:00pm instead.


The whole, entire, unabbreviated, complete, uncensored, exhaustive, unabridged director’s cut version of the warm-up written on the board (which is surely different than before)


“Jack” (a new Hero WOD from the CrossFit main site)

As many rounds in 20 minutes of:

10 Push Presses (115/83)
10 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
10 Box Jumps (24″)

Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Oklahoma, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash., died September 29th, 2009, in Jolo Island, Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised explosive device. Martin is survived by his wife Ashley Martin, his parents Jack and Cheryl Martin, and siblings Abe, Mandi, Amber and Abi.


One full Mobility WOD of your choice.

  • daniel.zaudtke

    My first was named Diane. Only I couldn’t do anything near Rx. 95# deadlifts and 25# dumbbell pushpresses. Approx. 20 mins later, room spinning, I knew I was hooked.

  • daniel.zaudtke

    With Fall coming in, this is one of my favorites (modified for Paleo…the original recipe calls for 1/2 — 3/4 cup of brown sugar.)

    Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    This recipe is for 2 quarts of cider. Double for a gallon of cider.

    1 teaspoon of whole allspice
    16 whole cloves
    2 (3inch) sticks of cinnamon
    2 quarts of apple cider
    1 orange (Calif. Navel) cut into 1/2 inch slices

    Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low for about 8 hours. Remove the spices and serve using a hand strainer. Just be sure to get the cider that is made from pure apples with no sugar added. Safeway sells it.

    And as Ned Flanders says “If it’s clear and yella’, you’ve go juice there fella. If it’s cloudy and brown, you’re in cider town!”

  • dan lau

    Being a Vet Marine I was surfing the web and found this weird but challenging looking workout.
    After reading a researching for 3 hours I called my friends that I train with and asked them to join me.
    53 minutes later laying on the ground tore up, I had the biggest grin on my face. CrossFit love at first WOD 🙂
    16 months later, level one certified and sooo much more fit, I’m still gettin after it!
    Current Murph time with vest 38minutes.

  • Ladybug724

    Here’s a nice fall treat:

    Baked Sweet Dumpling Squash

    1 sweet dumpling squash
    ground nutmeg
    ground cinnamon
    olive oil
    ground allspice

    Preheat oven to 350. Cut squash in half lengthwise & scoop out the seeds. Place cut-side up on a flat pan. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl. Toss so that walnuts and raisins are coated. Place mixture in squashes. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, or until squash is soft. Serve & enjoy!