no images were foundReposted 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)
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.