Yesterday I got to visit my friends at Albany CrossFit and get a damn tough workout in at the same time. It was great to see the head coach, Jay. He's a welcoming, open and all around awesome dude. On top of that, I was excited to meet and workout with CrossFit extraordinaires Austin Malleolo and James Hobart. A whole group of us did one of the toughest workouts I think I ever done. Out of respect for the process of CrossFit mainsite, I'll wait until next week to post details of the workout as it's going to be programmed there on Sunday. All I'll say is that I had such a great time being able to workout with such high caliber athletes. Similar to my visit to LaLanne Fitness a couple weeks ago, I got that extra push of "get after it" by being next to people who are most liekly going to be better than me at this. So, while I can compare my numbers to others in video and reading and so on, it's a worlsd of difference being able to sweat it out right next to them! I wish I could have this every day, but, I will take what I can get.
Later on, Lindsy and I met up with our good friends and went to the Siena basketball game for an evening of fun. Then it was off to sleep. Today, it was up and out to shop till we dropped. Then, with whatever energy I had left, I met Kenny at Siena College for a workout. He beat me on our warm up game of one on one... I wasn't completely sore, just annoyingly sore. What I mean by that is I was sore enough head to toe to notice no matter what, but not enough to stop me from doing anything. But by the end of the day I felt like I had been beat up.
5 x 5 increasing weight box squats
3 rounds for time of:
15 hang power cleans 135#
15 push ups
15 knees to elbows
I got to 315# on the box squats, easy enough, just slow and weak. The metcon went smooth enough through two rounds. I went unbroken except for the bar slipping out of my hand on rep 10 of the second round. It was the third round that hit me, an it hit hard. I broke everything up and was gasping for air like crazy. I was able to finish in 5:21 and am somewhat happy with that effort. I had nothing left in my arms, so, I gave it everything I had left.
Now, I am back at Jen and Martins (check out Jen's Blog!) and ready to hang with lots of great friends, eat TONS of food, smile a lot and enjoy the warmth of the holidays!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
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