June 19, 2011
Carey Kepler, CrossFit Games South Central Regional.
"Catching up With the Avalanche Boys" with Travis Weaver and Myles Lewis, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]
Regional Update 4.1 - video [wmv] [mov]
Home Gym with Steve Platek - video [wmv] [mov]
Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto 3 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.
Gary Snyder - Hay for the Horses.
"Why Groupon Is Poised For Collapse" by Rocky Agrawl, Tech Crunch.
Post thoughts to comments.
Posted by lauren at June 19, 2011 5:00 PM
that home gym is money, love that prowler invention.
That garage gym is what is all about.
just read the write up from the south central region, any idea why they would do this out in the 115 degree heat? sounds like a recipe for disaster having people working that hard in that heat. i know folks who live in that area are somewhat used to the heat, but that doesn't make it safe to wod at 115
My question is for Gary in the video. Where did you purchase the white board? If you could email me I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Garage gym is cool and inspiring. That's awesome.
Carey, you're a beast and insanely inspiring to me. Best of luck to you, and can't wait to cheer you on at the Games!
Shout out to the Boston based crossfiters in the regionals!! Best of luck from Afghanistan!
The whiteboard is actually shower board. Buy it at Home Depot. Works great, but the corners can smash easily. Be careful when handling and hanging. Don't ask how I know....
105 degree weather =150 degree pullups bars and a bunch of tore up hands - hopefully next yr its indoor or at least put a tent up over the bars !
That home is gym is awesome. Hell I have purchased several items from Rogue Fitness but shipping is a killer to FPO. On top of that no bumper plates in the gym here and trying to max out on strength days is super wack since progress is held by someone barking that dropping the weight will require me to exit. Home gyms rock. 3 2 1 GO.
Sunday musings (Father's Day edition)...
1) Definition. Father. Answer below.
2) CDC. Physicians are little more than paid observers. Doctors are adept at pattern recognition. The best among them are tuned in to nuance, able to see not only the pattern but any tiny anomaly, however small. Anywhere.
I was in church this morning with my original nuclear family, celebrating Father's Day as well as my Dad's 80th birthday, when I notice a wrinkle in the pattern. The priest and all of the Eucharistic ministers snuck into a corner of the altar and used surgical disinfectant prior to giving Communion. Sort of like just before I enter the OR. Never saw that before.
I don't know about you, but that kinda takes away a little of the mystery and majesty of the transfiguration, dontcha think?
3) Father's Day. My brother, sisters and I joined Grambingo this weekend to surprise Grampbingo for Father's Day and his 80th birthday. We are seriously fortunate to still have him. For goodness sake, all this bleating about how terrible American health care is would come to a screeching stop if the sheep just met my Dad. Bypass in 1985. Diabetes that he ignored for years. Kidney cancer in 1994. The guy is a walking scorecard for our healthcare system.
Says here it's up to par.
4) Fatherhood. Are you a Dad? What are you doing today? I'm having a weird Father's Day, at least for me: I haven't seen any of my kids yet. Father's Day for me has always been a day when I had permission to fully engage in the business of being a Dad, and it's strange to not lay eyes on my gang yet. ("The Heir" will pick me up at the airport).
Here's the part where the definition comes in. All it takes to father a child is viable genetic material that makes a journey of some sort or another, and joins up with someone else's genome. Heck, nowadays neither someone even has to be present. Indeed, the coldest, most clinical definition of "father" requires no clicking of the "add location" button at all.
Not much that's warm and fuzzy about that, eh? That, of course, is exactly the point. Father's Day is about celebrating those among us who have actively engaged in the participatory sport of parenting. BEING a father requires connection, and in general the more the better.
On the front end of this safari to Rhode Island I had dinner with a friend who just moved back to Little Rhody, mostly to be closer to his daughters. Not a perfect move for any aspect of his career, nor all that great for his personal life, but nothing short of spectacular for his role as a father. He is simply more THERE now. I should have told him how proud I was of him for that part of his move, but I think he knows.
We probably can't change today's name, maybe "Dad's Day" instead of "Father's Day," but in a nutshell that's my actionable definition of "Father", one who is active in the pursuits associated with being a Dad. Little League practice instead of 18 holes; another soccer game at 0800...in the rain; ice cream cones at that little shack instead of beers with the guys at the game.
Being a Dad is hard work to be sure, but it's also good work. We can, and should, choose this whenever we get the chance. Grampbingo did, and that's why it's 1:30 and I'm still 3 hours from my first hug from my own kids, as I give my own Father a bonus weekend to actively be my Dad.
So Happy Father's day to each one of you Dads at the Crossfit table. And Happy Father's day to Dick White, my Dad. How lucky I am to still be able to say that.
I'll see you next week...
did the badger from yesterday,
that one was tough, my second hero.
scaled down to 40kg clean squats
46:20min and almost met pukie...
Awesome home gym. I love the ingenuity there with the racks!
Funny this post came up, I'm not a huge fan of the Groupon model, but we've got one (for kids classes only) scheduled to come out on Monday. Kids classes aren't really a money maker for us at this point, and adult classes aren't part of the Groupon, so we figure more kids is more fun for the existing kids class members, and free exposure to a bunch of adults.
One thing I can say for sure is, deals like this are worthless for adult classes. Actually, they're negative money for you.
Thanks, y'all. It;s what we call home and we love it.
Y'all are welcome to WOD with CF Gwinnett in the garage anyime!
Deadlift Find 1RM
150 Wall ball shots, #20
#355PR (former PR was #320)
11:49 (first time was 8:32 w/#12 ball)
Hardware stores sell whiteboard paint. You can make any wall into a white board. It's pretty cool.
Well, I think her body looks beautiful, and I aspire to look like that; it's part of why I work out. :)
The Whiteboard Paint did not work well at all for us. That was our first attempt and my dream was an entire wall of whiteboard. It does not erase well especially after being exposed to the elements like it is in my garage. Just my 2¢
It's not that I'm insecure; I’m all for these fire-breathing women and I’m sure they can kick my ass in just about every workout. It’s just that when I started doing Crossfit in 2006 I thought the girls then looked awesome. Women like Annie Sakamoto and Nicole Carroll were constantly in videos on the main page and looked great. It's obvious that Crossfit has changed allot since then and the top women in the sport have bodies that are just responding to the demands being placed upon them.
That doesn’t change the fact that I think this women looks too buff, and I think most men would agree.