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I’ve found myself struggling to deal with change this year. The ever shortening days are really changing my game. I spent the whole summer devoting a huge amount of my non-working hours to hiking with my pup. Most nights we could get 1 1/2-2 hours in before the sun faded away, but now if I manage to start work and hour early and leave an hour early, we may get a half an hour before dark.  It’s been a tough adjustment, and not one I’ve completely accepted just yet…  Thankfully there are still days like today 🙂  The sun was shinning, the wind wasn’t trying to blow us away, and Yuko and I got to our favourite trail for a nice long walk.


NMOM 2015

Sat. Nov. 6 – Nightmare on Mill Street

2nd time competing at Crossfit Kitchener yesterday.  This year was awesome cause for once the injury fair passed right on over me.  Unfortunately my team-mate was not so lucky though 😦  Coach Sharon probably deserves a chance to throw me an “I told you so!!” though.  The placement of this year’s GM conference falling Tues-Thurs the week of the comp meant I was good and rested!  That never happens :p

WOD 1: My eff’n Legs   <— NO JOKE!!!

  • 400m sled pull, 100m each – whole team moves together
  • 200 lunges – 10 wallballs buy in when a new person picks up the bar
  • 400m sled pull, 100m each – whole team moves together

Time – 19:13  good for 1st in our heat 😀

WOD 2: Sprint Relay

4 rounds – each team-mate completes:

  • 5 power cleans  #75
  • 10 burpee box jumps
  • 2 shuttle sprints

Not sure our time, but 4th in this one 🙂

WOD 3: Skill/Aerobic/Stregth

Each team member completes:

  • 3 rope climbs
  • 1000m row
  • 5rep max overhead squat**  #90

** when person 1 completes the row, person 2 can start rope climb. Person 1 then has until person 2 is done row to build to 5RM OHS.  Score is time for team to complete 4x1000m row & combined 5RM weight.  No big dudes on our team.  Row was quick, but max weight wasn’t massive.  I wanted to try 95 for my OHS, but ran out of time.  Oh, and I’m not sure my arms would have kept the bar up either!  90 was a struggle!

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WOD 4: Cindy with a twist

Last WOD of the day and the game plan needed a last-minute revamp.  My female partner hurt her back in WOD 3 and couldn’t deadlift with me.  There was a moment of panic for sure… I thought I was going into the whole WOD solo, but we settled with me taking the deads and pull-ups.  End of the day, the pain on MB’s face during the squats told me I should have stepped up even more and taken the whole WOD.  We may have ended with fewer rounds, but a little friendly comp isn’t worth making an injury worse.  I’m sure if Dave and Sharon had been there, Coach Sharon wouldn’t have advised MB to fight through the pain 😦  I should have persisted, but can’t change it now. Lesson learned.

AMRAP, 10 minutes:

  • 3 deadlifts (partner) solo #185
  • 5 pull-ups
  • 10 push-ups
  • 15 squats

Guys – 11 rounds + ?    Girls – 7 rounds + 20

As partners – males together, females together. Break up movements any way desired.  8×3 185lb Deadlifts was shitty, but my CFD friend who was there cheering and taking pics assures me that my form at least didn’t go to hell in a hand basket.  “You made them look easy!” she said.  It was an act.

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Dear Fitbit, I’m not sure we can be friends.  You just don’t “get” me at all. Or just can’t comprehend crossfit maybe. 4 WODs in a day and I still didn’t make my calorie goal, but today’s yoga and walk with Yuko, no problemo.  Sometimes I just feel like you don’t appreciate how hard I work.


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