June 17, 2012

Sunday 120617

Rest Day


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Christy Phillips.

CrossFit For Hope and the Community - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at June 17, 2012 5:00 PM

I used to call myself "fit" because I did 3 sets of 10, and ran occasionally. Now I consider myself an Olympic lifter and an athlete because CrossFit introduced me to things I never would have otherwise done; things I now love.

So when a sprint triathlon came up Thursday as the WOD, I went online and found one being held nearby on the weekend. After dusting off my old road bike, I entered and gave it my absolute best. I finished 3rd in my age group (25-29). Now I can also consider myself a Triathlete. Thanks CrossFit.

600m swim
30 km bike
5 km run


Comment #1 - Posted by: Josh F. at June 16, 2012 5:19 PM

Awesome Josh

Comment #2 - Posted by: JTJ/M/28/165 at June 16, 2012 6:12 PM

#1 Awesome, congrats.

Comment #3 - Posted by: Mel Evenson at June 16, 2012 6:13 PM

Next year when they do Crossfit for Hope I will be making a trip to DC to join them. That looked like a blast and also great to see Bob Harper out there too.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Devin at June 16, 2012 6:18 PM

Wow!!! Christy, you are a goddess. This is a great photo.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Mel Evenson at June 16, 2012 6:20 PM

Xmas is way awesome. Thanks.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Geno at June 16, 2012 6:44 PM

Not diggin' the photo too much...

That great Josh! Keep it up brah!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Aaron S. at June 16, 2012 6:45 PM

Christy, marry me.

Comment #8 - Posted by: Ryan at June 16, 2012 7:21 PM

Love this shot of Christy!


Comment #9 - Posted by: Miranda O. at June 16, 2012 7:39 PM

If there is a heart beat, there is HOPE. I hope to keep giving from my heart, so others can sill embrace HOPE.
Pump ! It! Up!

Comment #10 - Posted by: markkal at June 16, 2012 7:47 PM

Thanks, Josh. That was succinct and inspiring. Far better than all the complaints about the WOD on Thursday.


Comment #11 - Posted by: iancr at June 16, 2012 8:45 PM

I love that Crossfit enables me to do anything. My first triathlon, first power lifting competition, first femine sport competition, first trail run... Every year Crossfit will enable me to do anything on my bucket list!! It is truly awesome.
I Crossfit to live!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Jenn at June 16, 2012 9:16 PM

Great picture of Christy. She is beautiful in so many ways.

Thanks Josh for sharing your experience!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at June 16, 2012 10:21 PM

Comment #1, Josh. Your comment sums up the experiences of many of us that found CrossFit. Thanks for posting it. Great job on the workout. You truly "get it".

Christy Phillips is one of my favorites. Good luck this year!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at June 17, 2012 12:17 AM

love the sores on shins from deadlifts.

Comment #15 - Posted by: mike at June 17, 2012 4:52 AM

gross pic

Comment #16 - Posted by: mee at June 17, 2012 5:56 AM

"Routine is the enemy."
How cool, Josh! I'll admit, I read it and thought "I don't have a bike anymore. I guess I will not do it." Next time, I will borrow one from a friend. Sometimes we forget to learn and play new sports. I stayed in my 'comfort zone'. Next time, I will think twice about doing that.
So often we are inspired by amazing athletes like Christy-I love the contrast with the shadows in this pic., btw-, but the Josh's out there are pretty inspiring, too! I love our community!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Nicole Scott Smith at June 17, 2012 6:46 AM

Christy Phillips is badass athlete. Great photo! Fantastic, strong, beautiful!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Michelle at June 17, 2012 7:54 AM

Happy Fathers Day!...I love my Dad!

Comment #19 - Posted by: deparko at June 17, 2012 8:57 AM

Sunday musings...

1) Calendar. Injury and medical calamity do not respect the calendar. Today begins with an ER in the office.

Not complaining; this is the cruise I signed up for.

2) Routine. "Constantly varied..." So, routine is the enemy, right? Well, yes and no. Routine is one of those multi-layered words that applies in many ways in many situations.

Routine is the enemy when we train, and I think this is true for almost all athletes, almost everyone who trains. We risk acclimation to the stimulus if we have a strict routine in the gym, if our workouts are substantially the same day after day. We further risk the numbing effects of boredom, a slow ebbing of our enthusiasm and our resolve. Routine is the major building block, the cornerstone in the brick wall that often stands between athlete/trainee and training.

Routine is our ally when "routine" is synonymous with "consistency". Remember "Form, then consistency, and only then intensity." The establishment of a routine, a schedule, a commitment of time and spirit to the quest for fitness, health, and athletic achievement is the first paving stone on the highway of living.

Routine, the yin and yang, push and pull, up and down, enemy and ally.

3) Father's Day. Clan bingo attended the wedding of Mrs. bingo's dear friend's daughter. Single Mom giving away her daughter's hand in marriage, assisted by Mom's decades-long boyfriend who walked down the aisle with the Bride to give her away in marriage. Mom is not a widow; boyfriend is not the bride's genetic father. His is, however, in all other ways, a Father.

I've said this before but it bears repeating, especially on Father's Day: any male can father a child. All it takes is to provide the genetic material. Heck, nowadays you don't even have to be present, you can literally "mail it in". This has nothing to do with being a Father.

Nope, Fatherhood is an on-going engagement, a never-ending investment of time-space, brain-space, and emotional-space. Not everyone does it in exactly the same way, for sure. I've noted before that my Dad was something of an emotional deaf-mute during our younger years, a kind of Rock of Gibraltar who was right there if you needed him. While he wouldn't necessarily come to you, he was very "there" if you went to him. Other Dad's have a more proactive approach, trying to tune into a child's emotional state of being in part through active participation in many of their various activities. Both are effective, but ya gotta be there.

Father's Day is kinda funny if you think about my description of being a Father, isn't it? Today millions of fathers will play golf, go fishing, or do any number of things accompanied by all kinds of people who aren't their children. I think this harkens back to a time when Dad worked outside the house 6 days a week to provide for the family, and then spent Sunday doing any number of chores and tasks at home that were his to do. Father's Day was the official "Day Off" I guess.

My take and consequently my day has always been different. For me Father's Day is my day to be free to be nothing but a Dad. I'll be around to do a WOD, help pack, cook breakfast, barbecue, whatever. It'll be really busy, or not. Jammed with activity or just a day hanging out together. Doesn't matter; all day I'll just be in the active state of Fatherhood. Kinda like the boyfriend who gave away the bride who had no genetic skin in the game but who was a Father in word and deed because of what he did AFTER the bride was born. He was a Father.

So Happy Father's Day to every Father out there in CrossFit land. Happy Father's Day to every single Mom doing the job of two (you didn't think I'd forget you guys, did you?). Thank you to "The Heir", "Lovely Daughter", and "Lil'bingo" for being the kids, my reason and my inspiration. And thank you to my darling Mrs. bingo for helping me be a better Father today, and every day.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #20 - Posted by: bingo at June 17, 2012 9:30 AM

i see london i see france, but thanks to those incredible legs i cannot see your underpants. no complaints here. very nice job.

Comment #21 - Posted by: scriabinoff at June 17, 2012 9:30 AM

Father's Day musings await...

Comment #22 - Posted by: bingo at June 17, 2012 9:46 AM

Made up yesterday's push-up/sprint workout this morning. Pathetic result posted there.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at June 17, 2012 12:37 PM

Happy Fathers Day!

Comment #24 - Posted by: ChadB at June 17, 2012 12:50 PM


I did the regional WOD number 2 ... Just to see if I could

2000m row (avg 2:00.7 split)
50 pistols... I had to hold a 5# plate in front of me in order to counter balance. It works well and I suggest you try it if a WOD calls for pistols and you don't quite have them yet)
30 hang power cleans. 5-4-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-1-1

Time:17:06.... Or if there was a 17 min cut off, 17:02


I can do it!..

Comment #25 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at June 17, 2012 1:55 PM

Have to agree with Criggies a little. I miss the old feel of Crossfit and the Crossfit store. I don't mind a major sponsor like Reebok taking notice of us and supporting us, but i wish they had supported us as we were and not as they think we should be. Where are all the great Pukie shirt, hats and other merchandise that the store use to sell. Pukie is our mascot, not some triangle. As for the naked part of Criggies comment, i disagree. I love the way i look now and my wife.

10 rounds
15 deadlifts 135#
10 pushups
Time 11:11 (old time was 12:15)

Comment #26 - Posted by: Robert at June 17, 2012 5:05 PM

Where have all the articles and discussions gone from rest days? We resting our minds as well? So sad. :(

Comment #27 - Posted by: Michael C. at June 18, 2012 6:59 AM

Father's Day hotel WOD while on road:

7 min amrap: 10 situps, 10 squats, 10 grasshoppers

7 rounds + 9 situps

Later on Father's Day, got to watch kid-lax-goalie and her team win Denver Shootout lax tournament. What a beautiful sport when played well...

Appreciate Bingo's musings on being there on Father's Day.

Comment #28 - Posted by: matt h at June 18, 2012 9:21 AM
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