March 29, 2012

Thursday 120329

Rest Day


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Infant Swimming Resource Self-Rescue lesson.

"My Recovery Program: CrossFit" with Pat Sprague, CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Franz Schubert, Impromptu Op. 90 No. 4.

Posted by Pukie at March 29, 2012 5:00 PM

Pat, keep it up! Righteous! Thank you for being brave and sharing, too. Inspirational.

Comment #1 - Posted by: m placzek at March 28, 2012 5:48 PM

Wow Pat. One of the best testimonials. Ever. Especially liked the part about being able to bring your kids somewhere to see people doing something positive together. Well said, well done.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Carole at March 28, 2012 6:36 PM

Pat you are a true inspiration. Keep it up, you are doing awesome!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Jay Thomas at March 28, 2012 7:01 PM

Where have all the good articles gone? That has been one of my favorite 'unintended consequences' of the CrossFit home page. Please bring them back.

Comment #4 - Posted by: bsn at March 28, 2012 7:43 PM

Great story, great philosophy, love the part about brigning kids in a positive environment. That's what it's all about. I love CF!..I will never go back to the bodybuilding routine and the treadmill and elliptical.

Bodybuilders build the body they want, not the one they need.

With CF, I build the body I need, which is the body I want...

How do the two match up in the GPP comparison? I think the answer is pretty obvious...

Comment #5 - Posted by: Harry at March 28, 2012 7:49 PM

Pat, great testimony. So many of us have had our lives touched and changed by Crossfit, but few express it so eloquently. I had the pleasure to judge you a few years back at Snohomish Co, FGB style WOD. I don't think I have ever seen someone attack a row so viscously. The only time I thought I might see a Concept II actually pulled apart.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Brian G at March 28, 2012 7:56 PM

The ISR is a great idea, but here in St. louis the guy that is certified charges $190 per session. The sessions for my son's age are 15 minutes long. That is a ridiculous price for such a great program.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Keith at March 28, 2012 8:15 PM

Well Said Pat. Keep it up brother.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Scarecrow at March 28, 2012 8:16 PM

Pat, thanks for speaking from the heart. Inspirational on lots of levels.

Comment #9 - Posted by: matt h 51 5'11" 179 1mar11 at March 28, 2012 11:30 PM

I teared up watching this. Thank you, Pat, for speaking from the heart. There are many who need to see this and be inspired by you.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Marika Olsen at March 28, 2012 11:44 PM

Great testimony Pat! You are a great guy and it takes guts to do what you did. You are the man and I'm glad to be your friend:-)

Comment #11 - Posted by: Kyle at March 29, 2012 12:25 AM

Pat, thanks a lot for your words full of heart. Keep going like this! Im following your example as you follow mine.


Comment #12 - Posted by: hugo at March 29, 2012 2:12 AM

Great job Pat, you almost make me want to do burpees on a rest day. Almost.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Knappsquatch at March 29, 2012 4:45 AM

Why are rest days so hard for me? I feel panic all day that I am not doing anything. Are two rest rest days a week really necessary? And I am new, so I have been wondering, on a day like yesterday when the WOD is so short, do other people do more or stick to the program?

Comment #14 - Posted by: AJ at March 29, 2012 5:52 AM

Well said Pat. I had no idea about your struggles with alcohol. Thank you sharing such genuine feeling and emotion. Glad you found the path to living. Good on you buddy. Keep it up.

Ken Cutrer

Comment #15 - Posted by: ken c at March 29, 2012 6:40 AM

@#14 I know what you mean; I used to have the same feeling but here it is. With this program you're really only getting 1.5 days off a week (averaging...) The body needs that rest! On your days off you can do things that are just as good as working out, but less hard on your body. Stretch! Eat right! if you dont take this time off you're risking injury which will set you back even further!

so enjoy today off; you've earned it!

Comment #16 - Posted by: NLT at March 29, 2012 6:47 AM

The ISR CrossFit Kids program is making such a wonderful impact in our communities. Living healthy and giving back is such a huge part of what being a CrossFitter is all about. Thank you CrossFit and CrossFit Kids for working with ISR to get to the next child before he reaches the water alone!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Chris at March 29, 2012 9:11 AM

awesome story pat! hope you see all of these comments and see how many people you are touching and inspiring! stay strong and never give up

Comment #18 - Posted by: Brandon H at March 29, 2012 9:18 AM

ISR not only saves life, it gives great confidence to the little ones.AWESOME!!!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Yolanda at March 29, 2012 9:39 AM

A rest day and you post perhaps the best piece of solo piano music ever written. For what more could I ask?

Comment #20 - Posted by: George at March 29, 2012 9:46 AM

ISR is such a wonderful program! As a Crossfitter, I was thrilled to find out that Crossfit Kids was sponsoring this amazing program for military families. Our child learned so much about aquatic survival from Dr. Harvey and his team. We now feel confident about her being around water especially living in South Florida.

Keep up the good work Crossfit Kids and ISR and THANK YOU!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Michelle at March 29, 2012 12:11 PM

Day 4 of the .com challenge

Taking a break from the regular programming from CF Vancouver to follow .com again for 4-6 weeks, including any and all spirited rest day "discussions". So rest day comes around and...

what, no right-wing-libertarian-slanted article on politics? no climate change skeptics? no mind warping articles from no freedom of expression debates?

This place has changed, man.

Although the Pat Sprague vid was pretty cool, good on ya man.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Reto from CFVan at March 29, 2012 12:34 PM

Rock on Pat!!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Mason at March 29, 2012 4:39 PM

We did IRS with our kids-- and though for some reason they freaked out about the swimming part--- i kknow that my kid will definitely never drowned. They can float for days and are now beginning to take to the swimming part of being in the water they really understand the floating part and that to me was the most important part of the whole thing. we had an incident with my son just after they finished their courses and he fell in teh spa and we just let him go-- didnt rush to save him... and he flipped himself over, began to float.. got his breath and found edge. he was fine and he saw that he knew he could do it himself.
highly recommend IRS!!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Lori at March 30, 2012 3:06 PM

Pat, well done, mate. Keep it up!

Comment #25 - Posted by: heath at March 30, 2012 3:38 PM

CrossFit and ISR...great combination. Thanks for all you do!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Sherry at March 30, 2012 4:20 PM

Pat, you're inspiring! Keep it up!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Greg Anthony at April 1, 2012 5:01 PM

Ran the Aiea Loop Trail in memory of ultra runner Caballo Blanco.

Comment #28 - Posted by: Itrudge at April 5, 2012 8:34 PM
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