June 16, 2013

Sunday 130616

Rest Day


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David and Erik Pertuset.

"Happy Father's Day, CrossFit Dads" - [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]

"Kate Foster At The Central East Regional" - [video]

Posted by Pukie at June 16, 2013 5:00 PM

Julie Foucher has a doppelganger: Aussie actress Brooke Satchwell

Comment #1 - Posted by: mb at June 15, 2013 6:49 PM

Happy Father's Day CF Dads. Fitting main site pic.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Drew at June 15, 2013 6:51 PM

to arched backs great!!!

Comment #3 - Posted by: Matt at June 15, 2013 7:23 PM

woohoo!! way to go David & Eric! love this pic

Comment #4 - Posted by: Andrew at June 15, 2013 9:39 PM

CrossFit Anax!!!!!! Cincinnati Ohio!!!!!

Comment #5 - Posted by: David at June 15, 2013 9:56 PM

There's one thing that me and my fellow Cincinnatians need to know about our hometown athletes:

What high school did he go to? ;)

Comment #6 - Posted by: Joe Northside m/34/70"/200 at June 16, 2013 4:22 AM

Kate Foster is a beast!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Robert Furloni at June 16, 2013 4:35 AM

Happy Father's Day, Dads!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/43/5'5/134) at June 16, 2013 5:51 AM

Very small school - Fayetteville

Comment #9 - Posted by: David at June 16, 2013 6:10 AM

Sunday musings (on Father's Day)...

1) Perfectionist. "His sense of pride was often too much for his ego to handle."

2) Gift. This morning, chez bingo, there was an exchange of thanks, an exchange of "Happy Father's Day" good mornings. The easy, traditional one came my way from Mrs. bingo, of course. I, in return, sent one right back to her.

Think about it for a moment. This "Father" thing is impossible without the participation of a mother. Oh sure, you can toss your genome at a vessel and take home a package, but to be a real Father on the ground, "in country" so to speak, you must have a mother along for the ride. The ride is most often better, smoother and easier, if both of the front seats are occupied.

If you are a Father somebody gifted you with that child. Carried him or her for 9 months, the ultimate "weight vest", before handing you the job of Dad. Maybe did it more than once, too! Give her a hug today. Thank her for a Happy Father's Day.

3) Memories. Most of us have (or had) a Dad who played a role in our lives. Mostly good, often hard, unfortunately not so good in some cases, but undoubtedly memorable in all cases. We have memories. At some point memories are all we have.

Most families have a "thing", a certain activity or place or topic around which memories orbit. Maybe it's a vacation spot to which your family returns as inexorably as the swallow of Capistrano or the Monarch Butterflies of Brazil. For some it's not the location so much as what transpires there. Think family dinner here where the memories are of nightly discourse covering anything from poetry to pugilism, a travel of the mind more than the body.

When it comes to Fathers it's often a case of the child inheriting the father's chosen sport. As I think of this a hundred images appear of tiny children tagging along as their Dad does whatever it is he does. Invisibly tethered to their father by sharing his time with his passion, all the while being infected by that passion themselves. I see little girls in oversized wellies holding their Daddy's hand, his other cradling a shotgun, as they trudge through a marsh. A Dad's bare feet submerged just off the dock as a tiny son's size 2's dangle feet above that same pond while bobbers float just out of view.

For us it was golf, for my brother and me at least. Father's Day meant getting up an hour or so before Dad, cramming in random calories, and then walking to the caddy shack for another Saturday loop. Except on this Saturday the caddy master tossed us a bone and put us in my Dad's group. We were pretty good caddies, my brother and I, and my Dad was a more than pretty good golfer. He made sure to make his game with other of the better golfers on Father's Day. Good caddies always make for better golf, and 4 good golfers squired by 2 good caddies makes for a very good round. Those are some good memories.

We grew to be good friends on the golf course, my Dad, my brother, and I. On one magical morning Ranbingo and I became men, at least in the golf sense. One Saturday morning (sadly not a Father's Day) we headed to the first tee with Dad not as caddies but as real golfers. Partners in his foursome, with caddies of our own. In time we were joined by a brother-in-law as we towed our Dad along on a decades long golf odyssey. We'd found our connection, and like the little girl in her Wellies and the little boy with dangling toes we kept ourselves tethered to our Dad through his passion.

And we made memories.

That's all that's left now, the memories. We'll not try to remember what we have now. These newer memories will not sing as sweetly and so we will try to erase them as soon as they arise. Rather, we will try to share those other, older memories with Dad as the tether frays. Until that one day when we hold our end of the tie and it lies quietly against our side, empty, nobody there to whom we are tethered.

If we are fortunate we reach out a hand and it is filled with tiny fingers, and we walk to wherever tethered to tiny little legs that struggle to keep up as they chase our passion with us. We feel the stillness, the emptiness on the other side where we were once tethered ourselves. If we are very fortunate we realize that maybe we still are. Tethered, that is.

Tethered to the memories of when we were the child of a Father so gifted.

Happy Father's Day.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #10 - Posted by: bingo at June 16, 2013 6:25 AM

Musings in the filter around 0625...

Comment #11 - Posted by: bingo at June 16, 2013 6:28 AM

Well done bingo.

Happy Father's Day.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/178) at June 16, 2013 7:36 AM


Once again your perceptions of the world and our roles in it are spot on.

Enjoy the day.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Bailey at June 16, 2013 8:17 AM

Happy Father's Day to all!

Sluggish after doing Murph yesterday.

7 Pull Ups
10 squat snatch @ 65lb

5 rounds

1 mile row


Comment #14 - Posted by: Mazz at June 16, 2013 8:46 AM

EMOM 20' alternating between bench press and strict dead hang pull ups

Julie f/43/180/5'10"

95# bench press, 10 reps
Pull ups 2 reps

Mark m/40/205/6'3"

185# bench press, 5 reps
Pull ups, 5 reps

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all Fathers.

Comment #15 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at June 16, 2013 11:15 AM

Bingo, that was beautiful. :)

Ran 8.2 miles, felt great.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/43/5'5/134) at June 16, 2013 11:22 AM

Bingo, wonderful comments.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Gavin at June 16, 2013 12:21 PM

Happy fathers day crossfit dads!!

Skills worked on double unders + clean + jerk.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Rrrrraaaannnnddddyyyy at June 16, 2013 3:24 PM

3 mile roller blade with Lil'bingo followed by a (typically) pathetic 2 mile run.

Comment #19 - Posted by: bingo at June 16, 2013 6:30 PM

Thanks Bingo.

Comment #20 - Posted by: ScottMacArthur at June 16, 2013 7:26 PM

Awesome video!!! Tks CFit...

Comment #21 - Posted by: Manolo at June 17, 2013 4:54 AM

Both of them are over extended. Correct it immediately.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Bruce Wayne at June 17, 2013 8:34 AM

Thanks Bingo,
I remember seeing my daughters sneakers on bottom of one to many burpees, and hearing, "Are you going to stay there or get up?" Thanks Suzanne :)

Comment #23 - Posted by: Brian at June 17, 2013 2:52 PM

Awesome. Happy CF fathers day.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Bartek at June 22, 2013 4:37 PM
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