26 September 2010

This Fight Went Very Bad.....

I started out strong, on target in the first round. But the wall was HOT, and the medicine ball was HOT (burning fingers even), and despite good fluid intake all morning I think I was dehydrated.

In the second round I was dizzy and knew something was wrong. My first DNF. So embarressed. So dissapointed with myself.

I cooled down under the tent with water & ice. Then went back about 45 min later but this time at half-pace.

Kept to my plan for taking it easy (maybe too easy?) and only scored 188 . But I finished!

I did this in support of our military, active & reserve, retired & veterans, healthy & wounded, and in honor of those no longer with us. Too many are affected by this war on terror. I hope we can finish the job and get the rest of our troops HOME!

Thank you again to all who supported me, inspired me, and pushed me. I LOVE YOU.

24 September 2010

Wounded Warrior Project - Fight Gone Bad 5

Reposting because I only have 1 more days fundraising!!!! 65% to my goal (and pumped to do a PR tomorrow).

Fight Gone Bad began as a fundraising event in 2006. From those humble beginnings and with the support of the CrossFit community, we’ve proven what a small, totally committed group of people can accomplish. The first four editions of Fight Gone Bad have raised a combined total of more than $2 million.

Why I'm Doing This: I discovered CrossFit when I was deployed to Balad, Iraq taking care of our wounded in the Air Force Theater Hospital (AFTH). The dedication of our medical team & the courage, strength and resolve of our military inspire me daily. They are the men & women who push me to be a better person and a better airman.

FGB5 takes place on Saturday, September 25, 2010. CrossFit Las Vegas will be setting up in front of the Whole Foods at Town Square on Las Vegas Blvd & Sunset. We start warming up at 1p. If you are in the area, please come out and cheer us on. We might even get local news coverage.

In this workout we move from each of five stations after a minute. The event is in the 3 round format with one minute rest between rounds.
The stations for women are:
• Wall-ball: 14 pound ball, 8 ft target. (Reps)
• Sumo deadlift high-pull: 55 pounds (Reps)
• Box Jump: 20? box (Reps)
• Push-press: 55 pounds (Reps)
• Row: calories (Calories)

FGB is my favorite CrossFit Benchmark. My current PR score is 252 268. My goal for this event will be to score >275....and to raise at least $1000.

Please Click Here To See My Fundraising Page

10 September 2010

6 Sep 2010 - Fresh Water Diving

6 Sep 2010 - Brian's Boat
Originally uploaded by konamouse

Went diving on Monday (first time in fresh water) in Brian's "new" boat out in Lake Mead.

He was a great divemaster. Very safe. I haven't been under water since 2006. He said I was very good at maintaining neutral bouyancy.

Definately colder and more "olive" colored than Hawaii. Less plant & fish. It was fun trying to find boats & other junk underwater. Thermoclimes were very noticeable. The water was crystal clear under 80 ft. I need a 5mm wool wetsuit before I go again.

01 September 2010

Hero WOD: Hermanson

Today's Tier 2 WOD will be a Hero WOD.

This WOD is in honor of Adam Hermanson, who was killed in Iraq September
1, 2009 while serving with the United States Air Force. He was a beginner
CrossFitter and a personal friend of CFLV member, Ash Nemetz. Scott Pugh also knew him.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 rep rounds of:
Wall Ball (20#/14)
Ring Dip
Box Jump (24”/20”)
*In between every round, 50m walking lunge with 45#/25#.

It's going to be tough, but it's in memory of someone special to members of CFLV.


Okay, we did it. Sort of. After 3 rounds even the trainer (Joe) agreed that 50m weighted lunges was too much. He gave us the choice of 50m no weight, or 25m with the weight. So the last 6 sets I did the 25m weighted. That's 1 lunge per meter for me. 9 rounds of those lunges. I did bench dip (with my feet on the 12" box) because I don't play with the rings any more (my shoulder). And the tire I used for the box jump turns out to be 22" (but I find it easier than jumping on the 20" box - go figure).

I got a little dizzy in the middle. But pushed through with a finish time of 40:41. Took about an hour to recover. Now it's been 3 hours and my butt muscles are feeling it. Wonder how I'll feel in the morning.

Lifting a cold diet Sprite now in Adam's name. We'll see you next year, and I promise I won't cry during the lunges.