A message from Anonymous
Hey, sry if this sounds off topic for ur blog, but I was wondering if u would share like your study habits? Like say u have an exam coming up, when do u start studying for it? How much? I feel like now that I'm focusing more on fitness, my studies are slacking.. :( any tips?

Well, I’m not in the greatest position to give advice at the moment, but here’s what I normally do-

  • after lectures, make a flashcard with the main topics to grasp. This will make review a hell of a lot easier, and you’re making sure you begin to process/comprehend the material immediately
  • start studying ~2 weeks in advance, as in going over your notes and putting the pieces together. 
  • at 1 week out, do practice tests, problems and review guides. Isolate the processes, not simply memorizing the correct answers
  • do a little bit every day
  • think about what types of questions are likely going to be asked. Make some up for yourself to see if you fully understand what you’re learning.

In general-

  • take breaks! Make it bearable! Don’t burn out! Set a goal for each study session of what you can reasonably achieve and hit it. 
  • Ask questions! Lots!
  • Try to teach someone else or after you’re done reviewing a section, pretend to teach it to yourself. I think this helps the most because when you explain things out loud, you’re reinforcing it in a different manner than when you read it silently to yourself.

Also it varies depending on what subject you’re studying. Obviously an orgo prelim is different than studying for an IB essay, but I hope this helps!

If you go back and look at all the crossfit type pictures I’ve reblogged, at least 60% are Lauren Fisher. 

onlyfitgirls:

Krystal Cantu: Squat clean to front squats at 85lbs. The possibilities are endless athletes. Want it bad enough and you shall receive. Don’t ask for it, want it.

She’s amazing.

onlyfitgirls:

Krystal Cantu: Squat clean to front squats at 85lbs. The possibilities are endless athletes. Want it bad enough and you shall receive. Don’t ask for it, want it.

She’s amazing.

How do people pull all-nighters and/or sustain themselves for weeks at a time on three hours of sleep per night? You’re all gems and total freaks of nature and confuse me to no end because I am flat out exhausted, and it’s only been a day of little to no sleep. 
Last night was phenomenal though. My parents and I spoke at the March of Dimes annual event to honor the doctor who delivered me as a premie, and who I shadowed this past summer. Not only did I get to meet his family (and super cute son), but I was really honored at how our story touched so many people. There was a line to speak to me. A legitimate line of people I didn’t know wanted to shake my hand and tell me I was fabulous and incredibly articulate and wish me luck in school. Between that, the little portions of wild boar on cranberries and some sort of greens, tuna tar-tar in a citrus reduction with avocado, and oysters I collected- and open bar and sax players- can I go back next year, please?
The son actually reached out to me right away and let it be known he’d be happy to answer any questions about the med school process and just to talk. Also we had a fun little argument about who would be inheriting the his dad’s office when he retired. Boys, boys. I’m juggling talking to three/four now and it’s so lame, but it’s actually time-consuming and annoying because none of them are close. But moral of the story- I am so happy I went, and any amount of stress I endure this week will be worth it, because it was an unforgettable night, and probably opened up a lot of doors for me in the future.
How do people pull all-nighters and/or sustain themselves for weeks at a time on three hours of sleep per night? You’re all gems and total freaks of nature and confuse me to no end because I am flat out exhausted, and it’s only been a day of little to no sleep. 
Last night was phenomenal though. My parents and I spoke at the March of Dimes annual event to honor the doctor who delivered me as a premie, and who I shadowed this past summer. Not only did I get to meet his family (and super cute son), but I was really honored at how our story touched so many people. There was a line to speak to me. A legitimate line of people I didn’t know wanted to shake my hand and tell me I was fabulous and incredibly articulate and wish me luck in school. Between that, the little portions of wild boar on cranberries and some sort of greens, tuna tar-tar in a citrus reduction with avocado, and oysters I collected- and open bar and sax players- can I go back next year, please?
The son actually reached out to me right away and let it be known he’d be happy to answer any questions about the med school process and just to talk. Also we had a fun little argument about who would be inheriting the his dad’s office when he retired. Boys, boys. I’m juggling talking to three/four now and it’s so lame, but it’s actually time-consuming and annoying because none of them are close. But moral of the story- I am so happy I went, and any amount of stress I endure this week will be worth it, because it was an unforgettable night, and probably opened up a lot of doors for me in the future.

How do people pull all-nighters and/or sustain themselves for weeks at a time on three hours of sleep per night? You’re all gems and total freaks of nature and confuse me to no end because I am flat out exhausted, and it’s only been a day of little to no sleep. 

Last night was phenomenal though. My parents and I spoke at the March of Dimes annual event to honor the doctor who delivered me as a premie, and who I shadowed this past summer. Not only did I get to meet his family (and super cute son), but I was really honored at how our story touched so many people. There was a line to speak to me. A legitimate line of people I didn’t know wanted to shake my hand and tell me I was fabulous and incredibly articulate and wish me luck in school. Between that, the little portions of wild boar on cranberries and some sort of greens, tuna tar-tar in a citrus reduction with avocado, and oysters I collected- and open bar and sax players- can I go back next year, please?

The son actually reached out to me right away and let it be known he’d be happy to answer any questions about the med school process and just to talk. Also we had a fun little argument about who would be inheriting the his dad’s office when he retired. Boys, boys. I’m juggling talking to three/four now and it’s so lame, but it’s actually time-consuming and annoying because none of them are close. But moral of the story- I am so happy I went, and any amount of stress I endure this week will be worth it, because it was an unforgettable night, and probably opened up a lot of doors for me in the future.

taylorswift:

justbeforetheyloseitall:

What do you even do for 14 hours in a plane OMG.

You watch documentaries on pirates of the 1600’s trade routes I LEARNED SO MUCH.

This gives me life. 

Okay. New scenario. There’s a new guy. Prettiest I’ve ever seen. Amazing eyes. Really good Crossfitter. Home box. Getting his MBA so we’re both in school. Very compatible in person. Yet he cannot hold a fb conversation to save his life.

I need more than one-word answers to carry this sucker through! Come on, man- you can do it!

I cooked for myself today since Mall had a meeting and couldn’t make it to brunch. Got to hang out with Santi, catch up on the happenings in the teen’s class (several have bar muscle-ups, all have incredibly high box jumps and pull-ups, and one girl is a freaking monster!), and talked about working out at school for a bit. He was shocked when I said I never skipped a day of Bill’s programming, since apparently a lot of the competitors have/do. I guess it never crossed my mind I could because I have a set goal, and understand half of the journey is planning and mental. I feel like defying that schedule, that routine- although I would probably not be losing gains out the wazoo- would be letting myself down in a way. 
Afterwards, I went out, bought groceries for breakfast and lunch- sausage, almond butter, bananas, gala apples, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, peppers- did my spice thing in a pan with some white whine, coriander and cumin, olive oil, garlic and when I came home, relaxed. That is until my skyped TA meeting took over, I scrambled together some bio homework, put on my face and dress, and will be leaving for the charity event in an hour or so. Busy busy!
Also thank you so, so, so much for your support regarding the chem thing last night- I found a bus that will bring me back to Ithaca at 4:15 am, so I’ll be able to make it to the stupid lab in time. Faith in the institution? Shattered. Faith in myself and my determination? Restored.
This morning I WODed with some friendly faces, had the highest girl’s weight of the day, and frankly impressed myself. 
Warm-Up
Stretches- toe on the box quad stretch, pigeon, good mornings, high elbows in the rack making and releasing tension in the shoulders
4 rounds: 5 hang squat cleans increasing in weight (35,55,75,95 lb), 7 alternating jumping lunges, 200 m Run
Cool-down: biking to the train station, for groceries, and home
5 rounds of every 3 minutes: (15:00)
12 Hang Power Cleans (rX 115 lb> 100 lb)
12 Front Squats 
WOD Notes
The first 2 rounds I finished unbroken in less than 1 minute at 95 lb, so Santi and Lucas made me go up in weight. That extra 5 lb was evil, holy moly. 
Nearly everyone went down in weight because by round 3, your quads are so smoked. I started having troubles keeping my elbows up at the bottom position, which resulted in a deflated chest, and lots of broken up reps, into two or three sets. I even managed to lose the bar on a transition squat clean and fell completely on my butt. That’s how ya know you’re pushing it. 
There was a cool transition the coaches recommended- at hang power clean 11, just squat clean it. That way you get rid of the 12th rep and the 1st front squat rep in one go. Two birds, one stone. Genius.
My butt and lower back are happily fried.
Excited about tonight… have a great Monday!
I cooked for myself today since Mall had a meeting and couldn’t make it to brunch. Got to hang out with Santi, catch up on the happenings in the teen’s class (several have bar muscle-ups, all have incredibly high box jumps and pull-ups, and one girl is a freaking monster!), and talked about working out at school for a bit. He was shocked when I said I never skipped a day of Bill’s programming, since apparently a lot of the competitors have/do. I guess it never crossed my mind I could because I have a set goal, and understand half of the journey is planning and mental. I feel like defying that schedule, that routine- although I would probably not be losing gains out the wazoo- would be letting myself down in a way. 
Afterwards, I went out, bought groceries for breakfast and lunch- sausage, almond butter, bananas, gala apples, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, peppers- did my spice thing in a pan with some white whine, coriander and cumin, olive oil, garlic and when I came home, relaxed. That is until my skyped TA meeting took over, I scrambled together some bio homework, put on my face and dress, and will be leaving for the charity event in an hour or so. Busy busy!
Also thank you so, so, so much for your support regarding the chem thing last night- I found a bus that will bring me back to Ithaca at 4:15 am, so I’ll be able to make it to the stupid lab in time. Faith in the institution? Shattered. Faith in myself and my determination? Restored.
This morning I WODed with some friendly faces, had the highest girl’s weight of the day, and frankly impressed myself. 
Warm-Up
Stretches- toe on the box quad stretch, pigeon, good mornings, high elbows in the rack making and releasing tension in the shoulders
4 rounds: 5 hang squat cleans increasing in weight (35,55,75,95 lb), 7 alternating jumping lunges, 200 m Run
Cool-down: biking to the train station, for groceries, and home
5 rounds of every 3 minutes: (15:00)
12 Hang Power Cleans (rX 115 lb> 100 lb)
12 Front Squats 
WOD Notes
The first 2 rounds I finished unbroken in less than 1 minute at 95 lb, so Santi and Lucas made me go up in weight. That extra 5 lb was evil, holy moly. 
Nearly everyone went down in weight because by round 3, your quads are so smoked. I started having troubles keeping my elbows up at the bottom position, which resulted in a deflated chest, and lots of broken up reps, into two or three sets. I even managed to lose the bar on a transition squat clean and fell completely on my butt. That’s how ya know you’re pushing it. 
There was a cool transition the coaches recommended- at hang power clean 11, just squat clean it. That way you get rid of the 12th rep and the 1st front squat rep in one go. Two birds, one stone. Genius.
My butt and lower back are happily fried.
Excited about tonight… have a great Monday!
I cooked for myself today since Mall had a meeting and couldn’t make it to brunch. Got to hang out with Santi, catch up on the happenings in the teen’s class (several have bar muscle-ups, all have incredibly high box jumps and pull-ups, and one girl is a freaking monster!), and talked about working out at school for a bit. He was shocked when I said I never skipped a day of Bill’s programming, since apparently a lot of the competitors have/do. I guess it never crossed my mind I could because I have a set goal, and understand half of the journey is planning and mental. I feel like defying that schedule, that routine- although I would probably not be losing gains out the wazoo- would be letting myself down in a way. 
Afterwards, I went out, bought groceries for breakfast and lunch- sausage, almond butter, bananas, gala apples, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, peppers- did my spice thing in a pan with some white whine, coriander and cumin, olive oil, garlic and when I came home, relaxed. That is until my skyped TA meeting took over, I scrambled together some bio homework, put on my face and dress, and will be leaving for the charity event in an hour or so. Busy busy!
Also thank you so, so, so much for your support regarding the chem thing last night- I found a bus that will bring me back to Ithaca at 4:15 am, so I’ll be able to make it to the stupid lab in time. Faith in the institution? Shattered. Faith in myself and my determination? Restored.
This morning I WODed with some friendly faces, had the highest girl’s weight of the day, and frankly impressed myself. 
Warm-Up
Stretches- toe on the box quad stretch, pigeon, good mornings, high elbows in the rack making and releasing tension in the shoulders
4 rounds: 5 hang squat cleans increasing in weight (35,55,75,95 lb), 7 alternating jumping lunges, 200 m Run
Cool-down: biking to the train station, for groceries, and home
5 rounds of every 3 minutes: (15:00)
12 Hang Power Cleans (rX 115 lb> 100 lb)
12 Front Squats 
WOD Notes
The first 2 rounds I finished unbroken in less than 1 minute at 95 lb, so Santi and Lucas made me go up in weight. That extra 5 lb was evil, holy moly. 
Nearly everyone went down in weight because by round 3, your quads are so smoked. I started having troubles keeping my elbows up at the bottom position, which resulted in a deflated chest, and lots of broken up reps, into two or three sets. I even managed to lose the bar on a transition squat clean and fell completely on my butt. That’s how ya know you’re pushing it. 
There was a cool transition the coaches recommended- at hang power clean 11, just squat clean it. That way you get rid of the 12th rep and the 1st front squat rep in one go. Two birds, one stone. Genius.
My butt and lower back are happily fried.
Excited about tonight… have a great Monday!

I cooked for myself today since Mall had a meeting and couldn’t make it to brunch. Got to hang out with Santi, catch up on the happenings in the teen’s class (several have bar muscle-ups, all have incredibly high box jumps and pull-ups, and one girl is a freaking monster!), and talked about working out at school for a bit. He was shocked when I said I never skipped a day of Bill’s programming, since apparently a lot of the competitors have/do. I guess it never crossed my mind I could because I have a set goal, and understand half of the journey is planning and mental. I feel like defying that schedule, that routine- although I would probably not be losing gains out the wazoo- would be letting myself down in a way. 

Afterwards, I went out, bought groceries for breakfast and lunch- sausage, almond butter, bananas, gala apples, eggs, chicken, mushrooms, peppers- did my spice thing in a pan with some white whine, coriander and cumin, olive oil, garlic and when I came home, relaxed. That is until my skyped TA meeting took over, I scrambled together some bio homework, put on my face and dress, and will be leaving for the charity event in an hour or so. Busy busy!

Also thank you so, so, so much for your support regarding the chem thing last night- I found a bus that will bring me back to Ithaca at 4:15 am, so I’ll be able to make it to the stupid lab in time. Faith in the institution? Shattered. Faith in myself and my determination? Restored.

This morning I WODed with some friendly faces, had the highest girl’s weight of the day, and frankly impressed myself. 

Warm-Up

  • Stretches- toe on the box quad stretch, pigeon, good mornings, high elbows in the rack making and releasing tension in the shoulders
  • 4 rounds: 5 hang squat cleans increasing in weight (35,55,75,95 lb), 7 alternating jumping lunges, 200 m Run
  • Cool-down: biking to the train station, for groceries, and home

5 rounds of every 3 minutes: (15:00)

  • 12 Hang Power Cleans (rX 115 lb> 100 lb)
  • 12 Front Squats 

WOD Notes

  • The first 2 rounds I finished unbroken in less than 1 minute at 95 lb, so Santi and Lucas made me go up in weight. That extra 5 lb was evil, holy moly. 
  • Nearly everyone went down in weight because by round 3, your quads are so smoked. I started having troubles keeping my elbows up at the bottom position, which resulted in a deflated chest, and lots of broken up reps, into two or three sets. I even managed to lose the bar on a transition squat clean and fell completely on my butt. That’s how ya know you’re pushing it. 
  • There was a cool transition the coaches recommended- at hang power clean 11, just squat clean it. That way you get rid of the 12th rep and the 1st front squat rep in one go. Two birds, one stone. Genius.
  • My butt and lower back are happily fried.

Excited about tonight… have a great Monday!

"Get off the couch. Talk to strangers. Experiment with food. Experiment with clothes. Dye your hair blue, or don’t (seriously). Cry into your pillow. Cry with joy. Gain a few pounds. Get fit. Travel outside of your country. Travel within your city. Travel within yourself. Make promises that you keep. Stop lying to yourself. Get in fights with the people you love. Enjoy the evolution of the apology to follow. Start a revolution. Be a revolution. Be an adventure.

Screw survival. Live."

I’ve had the hellish lovely experience of taking organic chemistry lab this semester. Here is the not so lovely part.

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When I’m home, I turn into a pin cushion. And a ball of stress. And find a way to deflate the stress, and enjoy everyone’s company while getting work done anyway. Sunday was so magical because I managed to see every single person (on a list of at least twenty!) I wanted to, except one. Did the WOD, caught up with friends, their engagement plans, romance dramas, horrid first date stories, career jumps and babies. Saw Coach M, got to know a really nice guy, K a little bit better- he messaged me inquiring about why my arms were so big as an after-thought to our convo, kind of sweet!- got eggs with Lou and Kara, went back to say hi to Dani, stopped by at the end of a sushi gathering for D’s birthday. I got to watch the competitor team do an oly class, which is always pretty incredible, and hang out in the new space practically all day. 
6 rounds: (13:26) 
6 One-Arm Racked, Right-Arm Overhead Lunges (25 lb DB)
6 One-Arm Racked, Left-Arm Overhead Lunges
9 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
WOD Notes
My pull-ups were a thing of beauty. Split them up for fear of ripping, into 5/4 or 6/3, and ripped anyway on the fourth round. The last 18 chest to bars probably took me 4 minutes because I grabbed a box and did them strict. I was ahead of everyone, and then the second to last to finish, which is a sucky feeling. But at least my hands weren’t as torn up as Mall’s, who had five calluses burst the class previous.
Got snapped at by Tom halfway through the workout for my right knee turning in on the lunge. Between that and realizing how unstable my left arm is solo with weight overhead, this was a good workout to diagnose these types of issues! And to remind myself to shave the calluses. Cannot neglect hand hygiene. 
Being home makes me a little sad because I do feel like while I’ve made a lot of connections and friends up in Ithaca, this is where my tribe is, and this is where I want to be. But I’ve just been trying to enjoy it while I can. Got one more day tomorrow!
When I’m home, I turn into a pin cushion. And a ball of stress. And find a way to deflate the stress, and enjoy everyone’s company while getting work done anyway. Sunday was so magical because I managed to see every single person (on a list of at least twenty!) I wanted to, except one. Did the WOD, caught up with friends, their engagement plans, romance dramas, horrid first date stories, career jumps and babies. Saw Coach M, got to know a really nice guy, K a little bit better- he messaged me inquiring about why my arms were so big as an after-thought to our convo, kind of sweet!- got eggs with Lou and Kara, went back to say hi to Dani, stopped by at the end of a sushi gathering for D’s birthday. I got to watch the competitor team do an oly class, which is always pretty incredible, and hang out in the new space practically all day. 
6 rounds: (13:26) 
6 One-Arm Racked, Right-Arm Overhead Lunges (25 lb DB)
6 One-Arm Racked, Left-Arm Overhead Lunges
9 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
WOD Notes
My pull-ups were a thing of beauty. Split them up for fear of ripping, into 5/4 or 6/3, and ripped anyway on the fourth round. The last 18 chest to bars probably took me 4 minutes because I grabbed a box and did them strict. I was ahead of everyone, and then the second to last to finish, which is a sucky feeling. But at least my hands weren’t as torn up as Mall’s, who had five calluses burst the class previous.
Got snapped at by Tom halfway through the workout for my right knee turning in on the lunge. Between that and realizing how unstable my left arm is solo with weight overhead, this was a good workout to diagnose these types of issues! And to remind myself to shave the calluses. Cannot neglect hand hygiene. 
Being home makes me a little sad because I do feel like while I’ve made a lot of connections and friends up in Ithaca, this is where my tribe is, and this is where I want to be. But I’ve just been trying to enjoy it while I can. Got one more day tomorrow!
When I’m home, I turn into a pin cushion. And a ball of stress. And find a way to deflate the stress, and enjoy everyone’s company while getting work done anyway. Sunday was so magical because I managed to see every single person (on a list of at least twenty!) I wanted to, except one. Did the WOD, caught up with friends, their engagement plans, romance dramas, horrid first date stories, career jumps and babies. Saw Coach M, got to know a really nice guy, K a little bit better- he messaged me inquiring about why my arms were so big as an after-thought to our convo, kind of sweet!- got eggs with Lou and Kara, went back to say hi to Dani, stopped by at the end of a sushi gathering for D’s birthday. I got to watch the competitor team do an oly class, which is always pretty incredible, and hang out in the new space practically all day. 
6 rounds: (13:26) 
6 One-Arm Racked, Right-Arm Overhead Lunges (25 lb DB)
6 One-Arm Racked, Left-Arm Overhead Lunges
9 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
WOD Notes
My pull-ups were a thing of beauty. Split them up for fear of ripping, into 5/4 or 6/3, and ripped anyway on the fourth round. The last 18 chest to bars probably took me 4 minutes because I grabbed a box and did them strict. I was ahead of everyone, and then the second to last to finish, which is a sucky feeling. But at least my hands weren’t as torn up as Mall’s, who had five calluses burst the class previous.
Got snapped at by Tom halfway through the workout for my right knee turning in on the lunge. Between that and realizing how unstable my left arm is solo with weight overhead, this was a good workout to diagnose these types of issues! And to remind myself to shave the calluses. Cannot neglect hand hygiene. 
Being home makes me a little sad because I do feel like while I’ve made a lot of connections and friends up in Ithaca, this is where my tribe is, and this is where I want to be. But I’ve just been trying to enjoy it while I can. Got one more day tomorrow!

When I’m home, I turn into a pin cushion. And a ball of stress. And find a way to deflate the stress, and enjoy everyone’s company while getting work done anyway. Sunday was so magical because I managed to see every single person (on a list of at least twenty!) I wanted to, except one. Did the WOD, caught up with friends, their engagement plans, romance dramas, horrid first date stories, career jumps and babies. Saw Coach M, got to know a really nice guy, K a little bit better- he messaged me inquiring about why my arms were so big as an after-thought to our convo, kind of sweet!- got eggs with Lou and Kara, went back to say hi to Dani, stopped by at the end of a sushi gathering for D’s birthday. I got to watch the competitor team do an oly class, which is always pretty incredible, and hang out in the new space practically all day. 

6 rounds: (13:26) 

  • 6 One-Arm Racked, Right-Arm Overhead Lunges (25 lb DB)
  • 6 One-Arm Racked, Left-Arm Overhead Lunges
  • 9 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

WOD Notes

  • My pull-ups were a thing of beauty. Split them up for fear of ripping, into 5/4 or 6/3, and ripped anyway on the fourth round. The last 18 chest to bars probably took me 4 minutes because I grabbed a box and did them strict. I was ahead of everyone, and then the second to last to finish, which is a sucky feeling. But at least my hands weren’t as torn up as Mall’s, who had five calluses burst the class previous.
  • Got snapped at by Tom halfway through the workout for my right knee turning in on the lunge. Between that and realizing how unstable my left arm is solo with weight overhead, this was a good workout to diagnose these types of issues! And to remind myself to shave the calluses. Cannot neglect hand hygiene. 

Being home makes me a little sad because I do feel like while I’ve made a lot of connections and friends up in Ithaca, this is where my tribe is, and this is where I want to be. But I’ve just been trying to enjoy it while I can. Got one more day tomorrow!

A message from Anonymous
What are some other good crossfit blogs?

power-cleans-and-dreams:

This was probably the highlight of my day while I’m drowning in homework

Babeee.

barbells-and-sirens:

So Alex and I did our first official water wod together the other day and omg it was a blast. I never knew how intense swimming was! No joke, my body is still hurting. It was such a good workout though- I can’t wait to go back!!!

You guys look awesome!

amandadav:

Gainz paid off today. Got to compete with my training partner all day at the Garden State Open and came in second!! Was really hoping for that first place spot..but next year!! I’m so glad this terrible week ended with something so amazing :)

Congratulations!! A lot of people from my box competed, and from what I could tell, those workouts were tough. You crushed it!
amandadav:

Gainz paid off today. Got to compete with my training partner all day at the Garden State Open and came in second!! Was really hoping for that first place spot..but next year!! I’m so glad this terrible week ended with something so amazing :)

Congratulations!! A lot of people from my box competed, and from what I could tell, those workouts were tough. You crushed it!

amandadav:

Gainz paid off today. Got to compete with my training partner all day at the Garden State Open and came in second!! Was really hoping for that first place spot..but next year!! I’m so glad this terrible week ended with something so amazing :)

Congratulations!! A lot of people from my box competed, and from what I could tell, those workouts were tough. You crushed it!

Stacie Tovar during Event 9 of the CrossFit Team Series

Stacie Tovar, specifically, looked so hungry. I can’t wait to see her perform come Games season.” —Miranda Oldroyd
Photo by Greg Bishop.

Currently sustaining myself on canned green beans and pepperoni slices because my house no longer caters to paleo (aside from a jar of coconut butter in the fridge that I’ve already helped myself to out of slight desperation.) But other than that, my morning was beautiful! I got to go to the new box location, which is three times the size of what I was used to, and conveniently a couple blocks away from the old space, too. The majority of my friends were at the Garden State Open today competing, but I was still able to take a class by Jay, and had a nice catch-up session with a bunch of people. I talked to P about how the competitor program was progressing and he immediately directed the conversation to whether or not I had a muscle-up. His words: “You get that muscle-up, and you’re a shoo-in for the team. No questions asked.” It was sweet. The whole thing- hanging out after class, doing a 400-m loop in a sweat tribe, active stretched across the floor- made me miss my home.
12:00 AMRAP Ascending Ladder: (8 rounds+ 9 Snatches, 0 HSPU)
1 Snatch (rX 95- 85 lb)
1 Handstand Push-Up
2 Snatches
2 Handstand Push-Ups…
Reps increase by 1 each round: we were instructed to focus on a weak point, which for me was the heavy snatches. The HSPU were no problem, all unbroken, but the power snatches after the third round were drop and go. I kept the same pace throughout though, and came out with the top score of the day for my weight. Hardly anyone rXed it and got passed round 5. I figured I should guard my hip and just go for the cardio-respiratory workout. 
Endurance: (1:00:00)
Bike ~10 miles Home
Had a slight mishap where I was on the train tracks for awhile, and thought I would be able to go through some abandoned parking lots/building complexes to get back onto the road. I had to cross a river, barefoot with my bike and hoist it up out of the water practically over a wall. Then there were electric fences everywhere because I got off at the wrong parking lot. Fun times! Managed to get home though, get some quad action in, and smile through the strain. 
The rest of the day’s to-do: Catching up on the Friday lectures I missed, working on my nutrition lesson plan for this week, rehearsing my speech, and spending quality time with the fam, perhaps with some acupuncture needles in my back, legs and hips. Happy Saturday, everyone!
Currently sustaining myself on canned green beans and pepperoni slices because my house no longer caters to paleo (aside from a jar of coconut butter in the fridge that I’ve already helped myself to out of slight desperation.) But other than that, my morning was beautiful! I got to go to the new box location, which is three times the size of what I was used to, and conveniently a couple blocks away from the old space, too. The majority of my friends were at the Garden State Open today competing, but I was still able to take a class by Jay, and had a nice catch-up session with a bunch of people. I talked to P about how the competitor program was progressing and he immediately directed the conversation to whether or not I had a muscle-up. His words: “You get that muscle-up, and you’re a shoo-in for the team. No questions asked.” It was sweet. The whole thing- hanging out after class, doing a 400-m loop in a sweat tribe, active stretched across the floor- made me miss my home.
12:00 AMRAP Ascending Ladder: (8 rounds+ 9 Snatches, 0 HSPU)
1 Snatch (rX 95- 85 lb)
1 Handstand Push-Up
2 Snatches
2 Handstand Push-Ups…
Reps increase by 1 each round: we were instructed to focus on a weak point, which for me was the heavy snatches. The HSPU were no problem, all unbroken, but the power snatches after the third round were drop and go. I kept the same pace throughout though, and came out with the top score of the day for my weight. Hardly anyone rXed it and got passed round 5. I figured I should guard my hip and just go for the cardio-respiratory workout. 
Endurance: (1:00:00)
Bike ~10 miles Home
Had a slight mishap where I was on the train tracks for awhile, and thought I would be able to go through some abandoned parking lots/building complexes to get back onto the road. I had to cross a river, barefoot with my bike and hoist it up out of the water practically over a wall. Then there were electric fences everywhere because I got off at the wrong parking lot. Fun times! Managed to get home though, get some quad action in, and smile through the strain. 
The rest of the day’s to-do: Catching up on the Friday lectures I missed, working on my nutrition lesson plan for this week, rehearsing my speech, and spending quality time with the fam, perhaps with some acupuncture needles in my back, legs and hips. Happy Saturday, everyone!

Currently sustaining myself on canned green beans and pepperoni slices because my house no longer caters to paleo (aside from a jar of coconut butter in the fridge that I’ve already helped myself to out of slight desperation.) But other than that, my morning was beautiful! I got to go to the new box location, which is three times the size of what I was used to, and conveniently a couple blocks away from the old space, too. The majority of my friends were at the Garden State Open today competing, but I was still able to take a class by Jay, and had a nice catch-up session with a bunch of people. I talked to P about how the competitor program was progressing and he immediately directed the conversation to whether or not I had a muscle-up. His words: “You get that muscle-up, and you’re a shoo-in for the team. No questions asked.” It was sweet. The whole thing- hanging out after class, doing a 400-m loop in a sweat tribe, active stretched across the floor- made me miss my home.

12:00 AMRAP Ascending Ladder: (8 rounds+ 9 Snatches, 0 HSPU)

  • 1 Snatch (rX 95- 85 lb)
  • 1 Handstand Push-Up
  • 2 Snatches
  • 2 Handstand Push-Ups…
  • Reps increase by 1 each round: we were instructed to focus on a weak point, which for me was the heavy snatches. The HSPU were no problem, all unbroken, but the power snatches after the third round were drop and go. I kept the same pace throughout though, and came out with the top score of the day for my weight. Hardly anyone rXed it and got passed round 5. I figured I should guard my hip and just go for the cardio-respiratory workout. 

Endurance: (1:00:00)

  • Bike ~10 miles Home
  • Had a slight mishap where I was on the train tracks for awhile, and thought I would be able to go through some abandoned parking lots/building complexes to get back onto the road. I had to cross a river, barefoot with my bike and hoist it up out of the water practically over a wall. Then there were electric fences everywhere because I got off at the wrong parking lot. Fun times! Managed to get home though, get some quad action in, and smile through the strain. 

The rest of the day’s to-do: Catching up on the Friday lectures I missed, working on my nutrition lesson plan for this week, rehearsing my speech, and spending quality time with the fam, perhaps with some acupuncture needles in my back, legs and hips. Happy Saturday, everyone!