We lost a friend from our CrossFit community last week. Patrick was only 22 and was killed in a tragic accident. Our CrossFit members have been reeling from the loss. Shocked and devastated. I am still so new that I didn't actually know him, but once I saw his picture, I realized who he is. He was very often at the box when I was there and often joined my class. Really cute, really enthusiastic, fun, great attitude, he was close to many of the CFE members. I never formally met him, but can feel the deep loss that many at CFE are feeling. Tonight I could just feel the hurt emanating off of everyone. I don't think I really appreciated until now how strong this community is. The caring for each other, the commitment to remembering Patrick and for helping each other through this tragedy is incredible. I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite like it. Tonight's session was bittersweet.
Posted workout for Monday, August 11th:
Run or Row for 400 meters
What I did: Rowed for 400 meters.
Lunge w/ Twist
And some additional dynamic balance lunges with Coach Jen
What I did: Same, except that I only did a few of the inchworms because we were outside and the gravel was digging into my hands. I think we forgot to do the ankle grabs though.
What I did: Same, only with a dowel as there wasn't a free 15lb barbell.
Performance / WOD:
A. Squat Clean -- 12 minutes to build to a heavy single.
What I did: Coach Jen had me take the 12 minutes to just work on my cleans in general, without worrying about building up to a heavy weight. I started with just the 15lb bar and worked up to 45lbs. I can probably do more weight for this lift, but my form was a bit shaky with the achilles issue and being a little rusty after my CF break so I left it at 45.
B. "Jackie" (Another one of the "Girls" -- Benchmark Workout):
Row 1000 meters
50 Thrusters (men & women: 45lbs)
What I did: 1000 meter row in 5:10. 50 Thrusters with just the 15lb bar (I did it in sets of 20, 15, 10, 5 -- obviously they get harder as you go along!). 30 Ring Rows -- I tried to do the Ring Rows with my back as parallel to the ground as possible, to make it harder.
My time was my score: 10:39 (which is pretty meaningless since I didn't have any weight on my Thrusters and did Ring Rows instead of Pull-Ups).
C. There was a Cash Out, but I ducked out!
- I don't seem to have any trouble with rowing. I think I was among some of the first finished rowing in my heat, and I think I could probably have pushed harder.
- Doing lots of Thrusters will give you jello legs. Yes, even with just a 15lb bar (or maybe it's just me).
- I wasn't the only one who did Ring Rows instead of Pull-Ups tonight.
- I am not going to feel like a real CrossFitter until I can do some kind of Pull-Ups. Banded or whatever, just something.
- I am so glad that I went! Thank your CrossFit Earned for welcoming me back.