WOD ~ 4.16.2014

Perfect hair, perfect pants makes for amazing double unders…50 second PR! My first Annie Rx’ed was over 15 minutes.  

Be Brave…

WOD ~ 4.16.2014

Perfect hair, perfect pants makes for amazing double unders…50 second PR! My first Annie Rx’ed was over 15 minutes.

Be Brave…

These Ladies and This DAY!!!
I walked into the gym with the expectation of seeing the globetrotter on the left.  There was a hooded figure sitting in the bottom of a squat nearby.  I thought they were just chatting it up…then I realized: SHORTMOM!  
It was so amazing to have them both in class at my gym!
It was one of those banner classes that some of the lead coaches took.  I got to introduce them to my friends and was delighted by the conversations that ensued.  One thing Shortmom said truly caught me by surprise, “I started CrossFit because of Bitches!’ blog.”  WHAT?  She continued to tell me that yes, because of my blog, my general badassary and commitment, she started CrossFit.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I was profoundly speechless.  I had no idea that this was the case.  
Lately, I’ve been having the never ending debate of “What the hell am I doing with my life.”  I’ve been contemplating returning to Corporate America, where I don’t have to actually “do” anything.  I can be miserable and collect a check.  As a plus, I wouldn’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay my rent or whether anyone values what I do, I know they don’t.  Yes, it’s that dramatic and soul crushing for me.  I’m so committed to making a difference and I’ve been doubting that I have or that my dreams will become reality, so why suffer financially?  
This visit validated things for me.  Over lunch we discussed my kids’ programs and that what I’m doing is so important.  I know it is, but I guess a part of me still defines success by the accumulation of the almighty dollar.  Almighty pshaw, I don’t even have a dollar some days, but I digress. 
So where am I going with this?  Life is sometimes hard.  There is always something that is going to drag us down or distract our focus.  We need to do our best to not be at the source of it.  Stay committed, keep your nose to the grind stone and when you are in doubt, phone a friend.  Someone somewhere has had experiences that can guide you through what is your seemingly dark tunnel or someone somewhere else knows the importance of the work you do and will tell you!
On the flip side, be that person for someone.  We are all doing the best that we can in life.  You cannot receive with a closed hand, so give.  Fear and faith are at constant odds, so have faith.
oh…and Be Brave! 
Oh yeah, that’s Chaz…he was our awesome coach and said, “Don’t you need a coach’s photo?”  So there you have it. 

These Ladies and This DAY!!!

I walked into the gym with the expectation of seeing the globetrotter on the left.  There was a hooded figure sitting in the bottom of a squat nearby.  I thought they were just chatting it up…then I realized: SHORTMOM!  

It was so amazing to have them both in class at my gym!

It was one of those banner classes that some of the lead coaches took.  I got to introduce them to my friends and was delighted by the conversations that ensued.  One thing Shortmom said truly caught me by surprise, “I started CrossFit because of Bitches!’ blog.”  WHAT?  She continued to tell me that yes, because of my blog, my general badassary and commitment, she started CrossFit.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I was profoundly speechless.  I had no idea that this was the case.  

Lately, I’ve been having the never ending debate of “What the hell am I doing with my life.”  I’ve been contemplating returning to Corporate America, where I don’t have to actually “do” anything.  I can be miserable and collect a check.  As a plus, I wouldn’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay my rent or whether anyone values what I do, I know they don’t.  Yes, it’s that dramatic and soul crushing for me.  I’m so committed to making a difference and I’ve been doubting that I have or that my dreams will become reality, so why suffer financially?  

This visit validated things for me.  Over lunch we discussed my kids’ programs and that what I’m doing is so important.  I know it is, but I guess a part of me still defines success by the accumulation of the almighty dollar.  Almighty pshaw, I don’t even have a dollar some days, but I digress. 

So where am I going with this?  Life is sometimes hard.  There is always something that is going to drag us down or distract our focus.  We need to do our best to not be at the source of it.  Stay committed, keep your nose to the grind stone and when you are in doubt, phone a friend.  Someone somewhere has had experiences that can guide you through what is your seemingly dark tunnel or someone somewhere else knows the importance of the work you do and will tell you!

On the flip side, be that person for someone.  We are all doing the best that we can in life.  You cannot receive with a closed hand, so give.  Fear and faith are at constant odds, so have faith.

oh…and Be Brave! 

Oh yeah, that’s Chaz…he was our awesome coach and said, “Don’t you need a coach’s photo?”  So there you have it. 

"

When fear speaks, Michele, it’s always wrong.

Game on,

"

—     The Universe

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WOD ~ 4.14.2014
It is not a testing week!
Skilllzzzz week.  Snatch balance…working on getting under the bar still.  Spent all day yesterday in an Oly coaches workshop also practicing.  Coach today said my squat is better than it was four months ago.  I need to give credit where credit is due and stop trying to be somewhere that I’m not.  I’m very good at robbing myself of success! 
I did the work out primarily with a power snatch (I’m a pro) and then the last 4 I rode it down in an OHS.  
Be Brave…

WOD ~ 4.14.2014

It is not a testing week!

Skilllzzzz week.  Snatch balance…working on getting under the bar still.  Spent all day yesterday in an Oly coaches workshop also practicing.  Coach today said my squat is better than it was four months ago.  I need to give credit where credit is due and stop trying to be somewhere that I’m not.  I’m very good at robbing myself of success! 

I did the work out primarily with a power snatch (I’m a pro) and then the last 4 I rode it down in an OHS.  

Be Brave…

WODS gone by:  4.9.2014

Grace ~ 85# I wanted to do it Rxed, but it would have taken me toooooo long. 

The books…not cooking, working on my squat.  I use them to elevate my heels off the ground, because that’s how limited my range of motion is these days.  Apparently it’s gotten better though. 

Then it was office hours in the park with wifi and squatting.  Saturday the kids took it upon themselves to cheer on the big kids during the WOD.

Be Brave…

WOD ~ 4.8.2014

Gus, the WOD, then Noelle then private yoga with Elizabeth and Sam…made to order yoga is both a blessing and a curse!

Oh and from one of the parents…pile on coach!

Be Brave…

WOD - 4.7.2014 

Made myself go to class as this am I bailed on running and slept the morning away.  Sometimes I’m tired, other times I think it’s anxiety.  Time for change! 

Not a PR.  I need to practice getting under the bar.  I’d lift way more if I didn’t muscle everything! 

Be Brave…

WOD - 4.7.2014 

Made myself go to class as this am I bailed on running and slept the morning away. Sometimes I’m tired, other times I think it’s anxiety. Time for change!

Not a PR. I need to practice getting under the bar. I’d lift way more if I didn’t muscle everything!

Be Brave…

Looking to rent a house in the Canton/Dedham Mass area

If anyone has a contact…we are looking to rent a house for the weekend of North East Regionals.  Thursday 5/29 to Sunday or Monday 6/1 or 6/2.  Responsible adults looking to rent a house so we can spectate elite fitness.

Let me know if you have any personal contacts.  I am already checking Air BnB and Craigslist.  

Gracias!

More great press!

April Goals

At least it’s staying lighter out longer now…slowly approaching 50 degrees!

  • be consistent in my training for the Brooklyn Half
  • continue my squat work 
  • practice coaching for the coaches prep!
  • de clutterzzzz
  • decrease my expenses
  • increase my incomessss
  • spend time with my Dad
  • finish my not for profit paperwork
  • be more social and get into new situations to meet new people (ahem mens)
  • kick ass at life
  • hustle bitches!

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Be Brave…

March Goals Revisited

March Goals

Is it Spring yet?  The days are definitely longer!

Okay I’m a little late…

  • Nail my second interview
  • Sign a private client - getting closer
  • Finish my not for profit paperwork - oh noooooo
  • Get a job offer - yes, but ironically not the one I was referring to…ha!
  • Enjoy the CrossFit Open and breakthrough my own boundaries - eff you 14.5
  • Continue doing yoga at least once a week. - for the most part, except when I was sick that one time! 
  • Save some money - um I have no idea
  • Have a lucrative and eventful Kids Night Out! part deux
  • Declutter!  No really! - mostly
  • Communicate effectively - maybe too much so
  • Have integrity in all things, but specifically in the area of my mobility and hip work!  - I have been working hard!
  • Make a difference for my Dad! - I guess I’ll have to ask him

Be Brave…

"

Michele, it’s one kind of victory to slay a beast, move a mountain, and cross a chasm, but it’s another kind altogether to realize that the beast, the mountain, and the chasm were of your own design.

Hubba, hubba -

"

— The Universe

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WOD 2 & 3

CrossFit with EVERYONE & yoga with Good Sam.

After yesterday nothing was moving too fast today!

Be Brave…

WOD ~ 3.31.2014
Nothing like doing the WOD in the last hour…okay I did it at 3pm today, but still you get the picture.
This almost didn’t happen.  I was unable to do the WOD on Friday when CFV programs the workouts and the remainder of the weekend was gone gone gone.  Today was the day and after listening to everyone talk about how destructive it was, I really was going to bail…I mean I’m not going to regionals, so let’s get real.  
But I did it.  Even after my partner in crime couldn’t meet me and the gym was empty I found a friend to judge me and count all those reps!  Yeah, I owe her a coffee…with Kahlua! 
Like everyone else, I wanted to quit in the 18s!!!  But I didn’t…I kept going and moving and completed what I started…the Open, the workout, my word.  My time was 9:35 longer than my stretch goal and 4:35 past my “I better be done with this is by then” more realistic goal.  Although it matters to me that I’m not the fastest, the lesson here, my friend, like so many others in the Open is this: I was unrecognizable to myself.  
See despite the great successes I’ve had in my life, sometimes my experience of myself is that I’m a quitter.  Things get tough and I move on to something better.  I didn’t realize I quit until recently…I just thought I recognized things weren’t for me and said sayonara sister!  Twasn’t always the case.  Today I broke the mold.
Be Brave…

WOD ~ 3.31.2014

Nothing like doing the WOD in the last hour…okay I did it at 3pm today, but still you get the picture.

This almost didn’t happen.  I was unable to do the WOD on Friday when CFV programs the workouts and the remainder of the weekend was gone gone gone.  Today was the day and after listening to everyone talk about how destructive it was, I really was going to bail…I mean I’m not going to regionals, so let’s get real.  

But I did it.  Even after my partner in crime couldn’t meet me and the gym was empty I found a friend to judge me and count all those reps!  Yeah, I owe her a coffee…with Kahlua! 

Like everyone else, I wanted to quit in the 18s!!!  But I didn’t…I kept going and moving and completed what I started…the Open, the workout, my word.  My time was 9:35 longer than my stretch goal and 4:35 past my “I better be done with this is by then” more realistic goal.  Although it matters to me that I’m not the fastest, the lesson here, my friend, like so many others in the Open is this: I was unrecognizable to myself.  

See despite the great successes I’ve had in my life, sometimes my experience of myself is that I’m a quitter.  Things get tough and I move on to something better.  I didn’t realize I quit until recently…I just thought I recognized things weren’t for me and said sayonara sister!  Twasn’t always the case.  Today I broke the mold.

Be Brave…

WOD - 4.1.2014

Hill sprints with Rupa! X6

Almost went back to bed, but really I feel better about myself when I’m my word! Fitness is just an added benefit.

This is one of 3 work outs today…check back with me later.

Be Brave…