Monthly Archives: April 2015

15.5 is done

Posted on April 1, 2015

I have to say, I feel both liberated and sad at the same time. 15.5 is done, and my Thursday nights and Friday nights are gloriously free. The CrossFit Open finished with a bang. And I walked away… HAPPY. 15.5 was made for me. This was my best workout by far (and similarly, 14.5 with

15.5 is here

Posted on March 26, 2015

Never in my life have I watched sports. Ok, there was a brief stint in school, when I was obsessed with NBA, but even then, I was more likely to be found practicing free throws than watching other people play. I’m a doer, not a watcher. Yet, for the past five weeks, I have found

15.4 is done (and all things life-affirming)

Posted on March 25, 2015

Today I saw a man whose heart was not beating. How is that for an opening line? Perhaps, let me explain – it was not nearly dramatic as it could have been if I was a writer for Grey’s Anatomy. On my way to the climbing gym, I saw a man sprawled lying on the

15.4 is here

Posted on March 20, 2015

As Scott Panchik faces Josh Bridges in the 15.4 Live Announcement, I wonder if ALL CrossFit elites are good-looking, or whether that’s just a rule Castro enforces for those doing live announcements. Here’s what I notice… At 5’9, Scott is taller than many elite CrossFit athletes. He is also not very “big” in a traditional

[…] does this story have to do with 15.4? Not very […]

15.3 is done

Posted on March 16, 2015

This is my third Open, and I have never had to scale a workout. Yes, there was that brutal and long 14.4 with muscle-ups at the very end, but thankfully, lots of things before that to keep us busy. Toes-to-bar, anyone? [Although I do think I’d find that workout easier this year. Bonus!] But, when

15.3 is here (suck it up)

Posted on March 13, 2015

This week I learned that a jammed rib feels a lot like dying. The whole sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest piece.. [So, I’m a bit of a hypochondriac AND a drama queen rolled into one]. While that’s a story for another time, perhaps, it’s only fitting that this week will

[…] The rep ranges will not be nearly as high for this workout – you’d be a beast to get into the 50s (compare that with hundreds and hundreds of reps from 15.3). […]

15.2 is here

Posted on March 6, 2015

This week the live announcement brings us a repeat – 14.2 – and an interesting match-up between very similar athletes – very experienced Michele Letendre and a rookie with one hell of performance Emily Bridgers. Overhead squats and chest to bar pull-ups – two more highly technical movements that I suck at. Is it just

[…] out. Lacrosse ball and hot shower did not really help. So, to say that I was worried going into 15.2… would be an […]

15.1 is here

Posted on February 26, 2015

The 15.1 is here. You can watch the Week 1 Announcement here. I love snatches. Loooooove them. Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice? In fact, this is me after a recent snatching session. The athletes battling it out at the live announcement were: Rich Froning and Mat Fraser. For Rich Froning, introduction is

pre-14.1 ramblings

Posted on March 2, 2014

Sooo… it looks like I learned how to do double-unders just in time. The best place to be during the first Open announcement? A Crossfit box, of course. In fact, we actually practiced our double-unders as soon as the workout was announced. I banged out 30 in a row. Content.   Random observations: FORM –>

[…] seems that everyone goes about it differently. Alec Blenis learned them in two days before the 14.1 Open workout. Must be nice to be a freak of nature (and I mean that in the most loving way possible – Hi, […]

more wall balls?

Posted on March 22, 2013

On Wednesday night, yet again, I rushed home, threw my bag on the floor, and (while still wearing street shoes) ran towards my computer to turn on the live feed from the CrossFit Games Open. Few friends are already online, doing the same thing. Please, please, no double-unders or muscle-ups. Please, please… … drum roll…



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