December 29, 2013

Sunday 131229

Rest Day


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Lucas and Jacob Nester.

"CrossFit Risk Retention Group: 2013 Update" by Eric Reingen, CrossFit Journal article [pdf]

Posted by Pukie at December 29, 2013 5:00 PM

Yay! Jacob crossfit Agoge love you! We live in a wonderful place!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Tegan at December 28, 2013 10:06 PM

Work first! Off for to catch up with "DG". Musings to come after.

Comment #2 - Posted by: bingo at December 29, 2013 5:23 AM

Nasty head cold last few days but wanted to make up TK
8 strict pull ups
8 box jumps 24 inch box
12 kb swings 1 pood
Amrap 20 minutes
10 rounds + 4 pull ups

Comment #3 - Posted by: D.S. at December 29, 2013 5:34 AM

"DG", details there.

Musings to come...

Comment #4 - Posted by: bingo at December 29, 2013 8:20 AM

"DESFORGES" Rx'd 1:06:38

Comment #5 - Posted by: Bruno N. at December 29, 2013 9:28 AM

Sunday musingsā€¦

1) Travelers. The Holidays bring with them the annual migratory "birds" of visiting family. Thanks for dropping by on your visit from Denver and CrossFit Golden Tom! I hope we see more of your little Bro.

2) Newbies. They're on the way. They will ask all the same questions, and they will fail to look for the answers themselves. You know it; I know it.

Be kind.

3) Churlish. How not to be when the Newbies arrive!

Seriously, what a great word for grumpy.

4) Resolve. Will you make any New Year's resolutions this week? I probably will. Each year my list becomes smaller, but I am more successful in hitting the mark. Why? Probably because the list is small and therefore better thought out for one.

The other reason is "resolve", the characteristic most necessary to achieving success in your resolutions. It's a fancy word for commitment, or more precisely the conscious act of making and following through on that commitment.

I'm way better at that whole commitment to a goal thing since I discovered CrossFit. You?

5) Love. What, you thought there'd be no warm and fuzzy this last musings of 2013? Silly you.

If you celebrate Christmas (or Hanukah for that matter) you probably did a bit of gift giving recently. Sure, some of it probably felt kinda like an obligation, but at least of bit of that gift giving was really more about the expression of love behind the gift. That's the easy part, at least for me, expressing love. Whether on the gifting side or the giving side, once I gave myself permission to freely express love it really became pretty easy.

And it's fun, too!

The receiving end of the gift thing is a lot of fun, too, of course. I mean--come on--who doesn't like opening up gifts?! Lots of funny stuff around getting a gift, too. Think of all the funny "re-gifting" stories you have, or the last "White Elephant" party you attended. In the White house the philosophy of "it's OK to say you probably won't use that gift" became "REJECT THAT GIFT"! That got to be quite funny.

Accepting a gift is really rather easy, it's accepting the love behind the gift, accepting another's love that's a little more complex. Maybe you didn't know. Maybe you are worried it's conditional, with strings attached. More often, though, the problem is that you aren't really sure HOW to accept the love, or even if you are deserving of such a thing. That's it, isn't it? That's really what you're thinking. "They can't possibly love me, love me that much. If they only knew the truth." Or something like that.

Here's the truth: they really DO know. And because of that they really, actually, truly DO love you. Most importantly there's not even a little bit of a mistake here, and more than likely there's not even the tiniest thread of a string attached. Not only are you loved, not only has someone in some way told you that, you deserve every little bit of that love. Resolve this year to believe that. Resolve in 2014 to be openly thankful for that love, just like you are for that beautifully gift-wrapped present under the tree at Christmas.

Resolve to be loved this year.

I'll see you, well, next year...

Comment #6 - Posted by: bingo at December 29, 2013 9:39 AM

Musings chilling in the filter...

Comment #7 - Posted by: bingo at December 29, 2013 9:44 AM

Carole and Kevin made up "TK" this morning. Results there.

Thank you bingo for the annual newbie posts!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/54/5'11"/176) at December 29, 2013 10:25 AM

The CFJ article about the RRG is very interesting. Why are only 30% of affiliates taking up RRG coverage? If the program and policy is tailor-made to protect affiliates and owners from unwarranted litigation, why would they seek a different form of coverage? Thanks for great reading material on a lazy Sunday morning :^)

Comment #9 - Posted by: J.T. at December 29, 2013 11:35 AM

@Bingo, awesome musings today. Thank you.

Lisbeth at HQ posted a photo on Instagram, of one word and a blank line next to it, asking everyone to fill in the blank. It was, "Be ____." I filled in the blank with "love." Be love!

Comment #10 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/135) at December 29, 2013 11:49 AM

Comments in filter

D.S. glad to see you and hope you feel better soon

Comment #11 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/135) at December 29, 2013 11:52 AM

Did Friday's press WOD...results there.

D.S., that's a great TK effort.

bingo, nice way to end the year.

Bill M., if you're out there today, good to see you posting again...great TK effort yesterday.

Comment #12 - Posted by: Jim R. 51/5'8"/160 at December 29, 2013 12:12 PM

Jim R. -- I'm usually lurking... Thanks re the TK results, and good job on it yourself. I noticed your post yesterday about doing it in 34 degree weather, which actually got me outside to do it here (although of course it wasn't 34 in S. TX)...

Comment #13 - Posted by: Bill M. m/49/5'3"/135 at December 29, 2013 1:37 PM

Made up 131227 press progression

Comment #14 - Posted by: Brad at December 29, 2013 7:39 PM

"Nasty Girls" as rx'd

time = 15:30

Comment #15 - Posted by: Paul S M/35/6'0"/190 at December 29, 2013 8:19 PM

10:40 with #45 bar squat clean and jerk.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Shane at December 30, 2013 11:51 AM
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