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Thursday, October 10, 2013


Training has been going well and I plan to make a big jump this year.  I got a coach a few months back.  I have gone with Doug Chapman and hope that he can take me to the next level of my athletic career.

Just this week I hit a 285# Snatch, did 30 MU's 3:09, and did Amanda in 3:43.  Since MU's were never my strong suit I feel they are becoming a strength of mine now, I am really excited!

My 285# Snatch

I am also signed up and planning to compete at a Comp this weekend in Ft Wayne, IN.  It should be a fun day on Saturday.  I am not sure the level of competition but the goal is to win as always.  I am only planning to row for about 20 minutes today.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

2013 Central East Regional

I am sitting at home reflecting on what will be happening next weekend.  I will be heading to Columbus, Ohio next Thursday for the 2013 Central East Regional.  Wow!  This will be my 4th year competing.  Amazing how just five years ago I thought my athletic career was over.....that was before CrossFit, I feel it will never end now.

2010: Failed to qualify out of Sectional
2011: Made it to the Games
2012: 6th at the Central East Regional
2013: ?

My goal is to make it back to the CrossFit Games, which can become stressful at times.  Making you crazy at times.  I always wonder how I will feel as Regionals, a major purpose of my year round training, approach and where I will be mentally.

As I sit here now I am calm and excited.  Excited because CrossFit has allowed an outlet that I thought did not exist 5 years ago.  An outlet that has allowed relationships to be built, helped me with the ability to grow health and wellness in my community, allowed me to test myself in all modalities, and turned in to a career, owner at CrossFit 061.

I used to think that if I did not make it to the Games I had failed.  When I say I am calm, I am calm in that I know that is not true.  I have succeeded in so many ways that if The CrossFit Games ceased to exist, my outlet would not.  I would continue to push myself, grow my community, and continue to push for a successful career in CrossFit.  I am content in knowing that I have done all I can, pushed, and allowed myself to grow as an individual.

I am excited at another opportunity to test my training methods.  To see where I can continue to grow and to see how far I have come in a year.  I am excited to see all my friends from all over the Region and see what they have done in a year.  I LOVE CROSSFIT and that will not change, no matter if I make it to the Games, or get 48th at the Regional.  I will continue to push forever.  I am truly content...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Good Day

Yesterday was a good training day.  But, I was and still am sore from Monday.  The thing I did that got me sore was:

For Max Reps
5 Min Max reps
225# Back Squat
-1 Min Rest-
4 Min Max Reps
185# Back Sq
-1 Min Rest-
3 Min Max Reps
135# BS
-1 Min Rest-
2 Min Max Reps

My scores

Yesterday I did:

Touch and Go Clean and Jerk as Heavy as possible (Rest as needed between sets)

My weight

I did not warm up well for this and my last 2 in the set of 15 were tough at 185#.  Perfect weight I think.

5 Rep Shoulder Press
Increase 10# EMOTM until failure
Started at 65#

My weight
155 x 5

I stopped at this and it was tough.  I know I could have gone higher but I had  a good burn from this.  I went right into:

20 Min AMRAP
200 M Run
15 T2B
10 S2OH 135#

My score
6 Rds + 20 HRPU

Max set of Bar MU's
13 (Quit because I am sometimes a quitter!)

For Time
50 Burpees (1:46)
50 KBS 2 Pood

My time

I am planning to take off today other then some stretching and then hitting the Open WOD early in the AM.  Cannot wait for 13.2!  Get better and onward to Regional June 7-9th!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Open Week

Training has been good and I am getting amped for the Open. Today was supposed to be a day off but I needed something so I did a WOD in the living room.

Yesterday was a pretty busy day so I only got 1 WOD in even though I had some other things planned but making sure you take care of your Members is Numero Uno!!

40 Min AMRAP
400 M Run
20 Clean & Jerks 115#
400 M Run
20 Snatches 115#

My Score
4 Rd +
400 + 20 + 400

I had some time wasted in the middle of the WOD to get some weights switched over for one of my athletes but other then that it was a good one.

Today I did:

For Time:
50 Burpees (1:45)
50 KBS 2 Pood

My time

It took me a few seconds to pick up the KB and I did not want to hold it so I broke it up into many sets.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Couple PR's

A few days ago I hit a couple PR's.

5 Rep Shoulder Press
190 (PR)

Heavy Isabel

My time

Then yesterday I hit another one.  The day started with some conditioning though.

5 Rds
12 Thruster 95#
12 T2B
12 Bar-Facing Burpee

My time

Max Thruster
worked up by 10# til Failure
305 (PR)
315 FAIL

Then I went right into Regional WOD 11.3.  I was beat up and it showed.

Deadlift 315#
Box Jump 30

My time

My posterior was shot from the last few days.  I ended the Day with a Team WOD that had Wall Climbs, Lunges, Sprints, and HRPU.  Good day.  Get Better!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Competition This Weekend

I had a Comp on Saturday at CrossFit Michiana.  This was a couples Comp and a lot of Fun.  My partner was Tara Olson and she did an awesome job.  The WODs were not to tough of volume intense for myself but she was able to keep up and surprised the heck out of me so GREAT JOB to her!

Here are the WODs:

8 Min AMRAP (Men complete Rd, then Women, alternating....)
6 Box Jumps 24"
6 Lateral Bar Burpees
6 Thrusters 95/65#

Our score
12 + 4 BJ's

WOD 2:
12 Min AMRAP
Buy in was about 1:30 of lunges and buddy carry
30 Deadlifts 115/75#
30 DU's
30 Pull Ups
30 Wall Balls 20/14
30 Hang Clean 115/75#
30 T2B
30 S2OH 115/75

We got through 12 T2B in Rd 2.

WOD 3:
3 Min Max Snatch 135/85#
4 Min Tabata Sit Ups (alternating people)
3 Min Max OHS 135/85#

Our scores
49 - 108 - 61

Tara struggle with the Snatch but was able to get around 15-20 OHS.

The final was:
100 Air Squats while partner holds 145/105#
(each had to complete 100 AS's to advance)
then 2 Rds
120 ft prowler push 160/250#
2 Rope Climbs

Our time

Tara did really well on this one and we ended up taking 1st place overall.  Fun day.  I also recently became sponsored by Progenex and reall like the Recovery as well as the Force they are releasing next month.  I have never taken a Pre-Workout so I am not sure how to compare it but so far I like it a lot.  Recommend Both.  I am also cleaning up my diet with Regionals nearing and will be posting more information on that.  Get Better!!


Friday, February 15, 2013

The open is Coming!

I have been sitting back and training hard,  I figured after the lay off from posting I would jump back on with the competition season building up steam.  I was able to hit a PR on my deadlift yesterday

5 Rep Deadlift
485 x 5

This is beginning to not be as big of a weakness as it used to be for me.

I also recently got a Shoulder to Overhead PR not to long ago, as well as a clean & Jerk PR and a Clean PR a few weeks back.  Things are going well and I am getting excited for Regionals on June 7-9th.

I have a Comp this Saturday (a team one) so took it easy so far today.  I did Main Site which I was distoyed by Panchick at.

Main Site
7 Rds
7 Push Jerk
7 C2B
7 Burpees

My time

Then I Power Snatched and got a PR at 245#.  Not the prettiest but it was good.  After that I worked on MU's with some light snatches at 135.  Nothing special just some EMOTM.  I plan to some burpees tonight and some mobility.