Dear friends and family, hope you get this memo. Would you please , please… for me… keep the phrases:

  • I need to talk to you.
  • Call me back as soon as you can.
  • This is urgent.

to the cases when someone is dying or some sort of cosmic disaster like meteorite hitting the Earth is imminent? It’s been a week of really (!) early mornings, so my brain is not as sharp as it used to be. So when I hear these words, I assume someone’s imminent death or a meteor strike. Later finding out that this is not the case is almost disappointing.

Rant over.

Injury update: My wrist is about 70% functioning right now. Frustrating, because it’s been a number of weeks. I bit the bullet and made an appointment to see the sports doctor tomorrow. He will probably send me to get x-rays, which means I will not know anything for a while… Ugh. Miss my functional wrist.

On a more positive note, it seems that the staff at the yoga studio where I teach reads this blog. They started shortening my last name:

WOD – Tuesday


30 GHD (Glute-Ham-Developer) sit-ups
Followed by 4 rounds of:
25 Pull-ups (1 round – purple band, 3 round – green band)
10 Handstand Push-ups (did these off the box)

* 16:09. Good time, but pretty meaningless. Working out with an injury sucks, as I was trying to keep off the wrist as much as possible. So this workout was not nearly as challenging, as it should have been. I did figure out a way to work on my handstand push-ups, however – get into the tripod headstand first. Then you can work on pushing yourself up, kind of like a reverse pull-up.

Fellow CrossFitters told me about GHD sit-ups. In fact, the very first time I was exposed to this exercise, Ryan only allowed me to do 10 reps. “That’s it”, he said. “Now you wait for two days, and see how you feel”. I felt fine. The way I usually feel. It’s been almost 48 hours since this workout, and OMG – my abs are sore! That’s amazing! No amount of crunches or planks can usually make my abs sore. Interesting…

WOD – Monday

  • 60min, hot yoga

WOD – Sunday

  • 91min. long run –> 1:31:19, 16km – 5:42/km
  • 90min, hot yoga

Signing off,

Posted February 20, 2013



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