May 15, 2013

Wednesday 130515

Rest Day


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Rylee, Ben, and Amber McCue.

"This Is Annie Thorisdottir," CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at May 15, 2013 5:00 PM

Awesome video HQ. Now if only I could get my kids in PE to think that way!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Bill at May 14, 2013 5:44 PM

Thank you Crossfit West Springfield, for opening the door

Comment #2 - Posted by: Frank Mayhew at May 14, 2013 5:51 PM

Annie 2014 crossFit champ. you heard it here first

Comment #3 - Posted by: taso at May 14, 2013 6:51 PM

A true champion. Make sure you are ready when you come back. Time is on your side. Good luck!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Ron at May 14, 2013 8:12 PM

Annie be positive! You're an inspiration to so many athletes, keep on doing what your doing!

You have truelly helped people try and succeed in things they never thought were possible, even in the face of injury you're putting on a brave smile and moving forward!

Your sheer determination is inspiration.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Chrisso at May 14, 2013 11:09 PM

What a great video profile for Annie. I am so inspired by her!
Ran 5.2 miles today.

Comment #6 - Posted by: GBelleL (F/5'5/43/136) at May 15, 2013 6:12 AM

Annie you are my favorite competitor and I hope you come back in 2014 ready to win!

Comment #7 - Posted by: HG at May 15, 2013 6:43 AM

Off days......I am fairly new to crossfit and am loving it, are most people that are following the wods resting on these days or are you doing cardio..working on weaknesses ect... Just curious I am going to do some stretching and some light running what is everyone else doing?

Comment #8 - Posted by: Aaron Lock at May 15, 2013 7:55 AM

@Aaron Lock, some people do other WODs, some do other activity all together, and some rest. I usually run or row because I need to break a sweat everyday. :) That said, I am usually faithful about taking one day of strict rest each week, maybe walking the dog at most. After all, our bodies need to recover in order to get stronger.

Comment #9 - Posted by: GBelleL (F/5'5/43/136) at May 15, 2013 8:17 AM

Had my CrossFit class at school doing Partner "Murph" today and one of my students did not have a partner so I did half of Murph with him. First time doing pullups since arm injury.
36:42 for the half

Comment #10 - Posted by: SB at May 15, 2013 8:46 AM

I was out for swimming a little bit.
After being bored by slow swimming in and out, I got myself an own WOD.

5 rounds for time:
Smwim 50m
10 push ups

I've never done push ups that burned so hard.
I think I have to repeat it some day.
Next time with Burpees. ;-)

Comment #11 - Posted by: Daniel at May 15, 2013 10:13 AM

Working rest day:

WU - DU practice (prob did 200-250 singles)

SWOD - Press - 45 x 10; 95 x 6; 105 x 5; 115 x 5; 125 x 5; 135 x 4

"Grace" - C&J 30 reps using 95lbs. - time 03:37.4

Comment #12 - Posted by: murphinator - M/5'10"/185/38 at May 15, 2013 10:37 AM

Why the sad music for Annie's movie? Ain't nothing sad about that story.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Blair Brownyard at May 15, 2013 10:52 AM

Hang tough Annie, you'll be back before you know it!

Never Quit!

Comment #14 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at May 15, 2013 11:06 AM

Make up WOD 130513-Monday
"Kelly" - 5 RFT of:
Run 400M
30 Box Jumps, 24"ht.
30 Wall Balls, 20# ball
Time - 28:45

Compare to 121030 - 30:55
(Run on treadmill & subbed 20# thrusters for wall balls on 121030)

Given subs last time & RX'd this time at 2:10 quicker is pretty decent progress.

Comment #15 - Posted by: fargingbastige at May 15, 2013 11:47 AM

@ #8 Aaron Lock - with my work/travel schedule, I inevitably end up making up a WOD on a Rest Day knowing that I'll have a mandatory rest day later on. However, 4 or 5 days of WODs and I self-impose a rest day for recovery... although I may do a brisk walk or something. I've been CrossFitting for just over a year and it's pretty awesome.

Comment #16 - Posted by: fargingbastige at May 15, 2013 11:56 AM

Rest days are the days where your muscles actually get stronger as they recover. WOD's simply break them down. Rest days are a good thing.

I also need to break a sweat (and I always have Sunday as a rest day), so if there isn't a workout then I'll run or work on double-unders or hand stands or something.

Comment #17 - Posted by: G at May 15, 2013 12:28 PM

"This is Nicole Carroll"...Please!!!!!

Comment #18 - Posted by: RT2713 at May 15, 2013 1:50 PM

walking 9 holes of golf for the rest day!

Comment #19 - Posted by: bleezie at May 15, 2013 2:03 PM

Great Vid!

Comment #20 - Posted by: at May 15, 2013 2:31 PM

Rest day Fran. First time under 7 minutes after 2 months of CrossFit!

Comment #21 - Posted by: kevin at May 15, 2013 4:29 PM

"Klepto", details there.


Comment #22 - Posted by: bingo at May 15, 2013 4:59 PM

My guess on the picture from right to left: ex-gymnast, CrossFitter, baby. I am only saying that because my wife is an ex-gymnast and she always looks more virtuous than me in EVERYTHING I do.

Comment #23 - Posted by: Andrew Brachle at May 15, 2013 6:04 PM

Great photo! Love how the birds in the background are like, "What the heck are they doing?!?"

Comment #24 - Posted by: Kenny Lima at May 16, 2013 5:13 AM

nothing to make you feel old like seeing a picture of young Annie with a lanyard around her neck that says 1994.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Jeff R at May 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Watching the Annie video, I can't help but wonder what will be the average career time span for elite competitive crossfit athletes? As the prize purses and sponsorshipscontinues to grow, the pursuit of winning will continue to include more and more pushing of human boundaries. These super-elite crossfitters who do multiple wods per day -time may tell -may be putting their health at risk. I find this ironic because "standard" crossfit principles (i.e. one WOD per day) are all about fitness and health.

Comment #26 - Posted by: Randall R at May 16, 2013 4:20 PM

Looks like a Texas Beach. BHP?

Comment #27 - Posted by: FreddieB at May 17, 2013 9:09 AM
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