WOD: 5/22/13

Strength:  7×1 3 Position Clean + 1 Jerk (low to high) – heavy but perfect, rest 60 sec.


30 Burpee Chest-2-Bar Pull-ups for time.

*Strict 5 minute cap. Use highest bar possible.

Rest 5 minutes, then:

Run 800m for time.

Rest 2 minutes, then:

Run 400m for time.

When I was growing up my dad would watch the Rocky movies with me and my brothers.  We must have watched each movie (6 of them, right?) 10-15 times.  They’re way cheesy, but we liked them anyways.  All day I’ve been thinking about a scene from #4…

Regionals are just a few days away.  This is incredibly exciting for me because I know I’m as prepared as I can be.  I’ve put in all the hard work and now it’s time to enjoy the competition.  If I make the top 4, I’ll get a chance to go to the CrossFit Games Finals – If I win the games I’ll get $250,000 and the title “Fittest Man On Earth.”   Yeah right 🙂

Rocky was about to go toe to to with Ivan Drago.

He told Adrian,  “No, maybe I can’t win. Maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he’s got. But to beat me, he’s going to have to kill me. And to kill me, he’s gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me. And to do that, he’s got to be willing to die himself. I don’t know if he’s ready to do that. I don’t know.”

I feel a bit like Rocky (but much taller, balder, and without the way-cool training montages).  I’ll be competing against some of the fittest men in the world in 2 days.  I know I’m not going to win first place this weekend.  I almost certainly  won’t even be in the top 20.  I do know, however, that I’m going to give it my best.  I’m going to give everything I’ve got in every workout and it’s going to be painful – very painful.  Anyone who beats me is going to have to earn it.  They may beat me, but I’m not gonna make it easy for them.

I encourage you to do the same in your workouts – do your best!  Your best is all we can ask.  Your best is good enough.  If someone is going to beat you, then you should make it hard for them to do it.

See you at Regionals!



1) Pick up your regionals shirts at CFM.  Whatever doesn’t get picked up by Thursday evening is coming with us to Sonoma.
2) We’re closed this Friday & Saturday
3) Monday’s Schedule:  Memorial Day “Murph” Heats @ 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30 & 10!  Show up early to get warmed up and get ready to honor a fallen soldier in this annual tradition.  We will have scaling options like “Half Murph” and “Partner Murph” for those that want to scale.

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