Another CrossFit edition, because YOU’RE WELCOME.

Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3, Vol. 4

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At the start of a “short” AMRAP

start of WOD

And then 45 seconds in

end of WOD

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When someone assumes I have more than a few consecutive strict pull-ups, or can snatch more than 85#

someone asks if you have a strict hspu

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When I’m in public talking about Fran and Helen and Annie and dropping words and phrases like “jerks” and “snatches” and “I cleaned that bitch”

when people overhear me talking about snatches and jerks

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30 seconds into any WOD with wallballs

can't handle wall balls anymore

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When I decide to not grab chips during an AMRAP

trying to RX+ a wod

And then lose count of my reps/rounds

lose count during AMRAP

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When someone takes the chalk or jump rope I set aside for the WOD

when someone takes the jumprope I set aside for wod

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When trying to add up my reps or weight after a WOD, ESPECIALLY when it’s one of those “# of rounds + # of reps” deals

when trying to count weight

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When my monthly dues are debited from my bank account

pay dues

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At 3 2 1 GO!

when it's 3 2 1 go

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When trying to explain to non-CrossFitters why your chest must touch the ground during a push-up

when newbie asks why you have to touch chest to ground for pushups

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During Coach Lloyd’s programming week

first month at cf

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When I see the scores from earlier classes up on the board

see wod times from earlier in day

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When someone newer than me nails something I’ve spent the entire last year working on *cough cough* JEFF ISNOTCOOLATALL *cough cough*

when a newbie gets it

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When I PR and the person next to me out-reps me with twice the weight, and keeps on going *cough cough* SHANNON CLASS *cough cough*

pr then person next to you does 2x

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When someone at the box begins a question with, “Do you remember the WOD last week where…”

when someone asks how tabata burpees were

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When there’s not enough room on the pull-up bars

not enough room on pullup bar

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When I RX a WOD

RX a wod nail double unders get a pull ups

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When anyone tells me they think I spend too much time at the box/talking about CrossFit

rj says i CF too much

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When I deadlift 260+ pounds but can’t pull apart two shopping carts at the grocery store

GIF::WTF 

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When there’s surprise “extra credit” after the WOD

can't wod because

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And last but certainly not least…

Trying to walk on Tuesday after Monday’s WOD

walking lunges after tabata squats

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That’s all this time around. Happy weekending, friends!

*All gifs sourced from Tumblr.

 

February 7, 2014 crossfit, this is how I feel

It’s been a while, but This Is How I Feel is back for Vol. 4: CrossFit Edition.

Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3

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After doing A HUNDRED FUCKING THRUSTERS

leg day

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When I try to string together more than 1 1/2 butterfly pull-ups

kipping

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During Tabata push-ups

tabata pushups

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When the RX weight for a WOD is twice my PR

when rx weight in a wod is double your pr

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When a coach asks me what rep/round I’m on in the middle of the WOD

someone asks question during wod

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When there’s an outdoor WOD on a day it’s 90+ fucking degrees out

what is this fuckery

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When the box is closed

when box is closed

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When I walk into the box wearing new gear 

walk into box wearing new wod gear

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When I’m talking to anyone outside of the box about CrossFit and they’re like

surrounded by globo gymers

And I’m like

when talking to non CF about CF

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When I checked out the Lululemon online shop for the first time:

lululemon

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When the Whole Life Challenge ended

when WLC ended

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The day after 400m of walking lunges

when trying to get up from tabata squats or walk day after

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When I see one of Coach Lloyd’s Chipper WODs on the board

hurt like a mofo

And then I look at him and think

hate you

And in the middle of it I’m convinced

what went through mind furing

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When the coach yells “10 SECONDS”:

clock countdown to WOD

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When I walk into the box after more than a day or two off

walk into box after hiatus

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When I first heard of burpee box jumps

when first heard of inverted burpees

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When I FINALLY string together more than 3 pull-ups or double unders

find out some1 does cf

And then can’t string them together the next day

when you cant string double unders or lift a weight

when you can't finish

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When the coach goes over a tough WOD and then asks if we “have a plan” for completing it

plan for wod

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When there’s surprise coach led core work after a WOD

let me die

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When I look at Leaderboard times at my box

look at leaderboard times

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When the WOD has wallballs, pistols, or burpees

when the wod is

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And, finally, what people think I do when I tell them I do CrossFit

nail the weight

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*All gifs sourced from Tumblr.

June 14, 2013 crossfit, this is how I feel

It’s been awhile since I posted in this series and I hope it’s not getting old yet because I have a jillion GIFs saved on my computer and LOTS AND LOTS of feelings to attach to ‘em. Plus it’s Valentine’s Day and I’m sure some of you need a reason to laugh (maybe you’re sad because you’re lonely, or maybe you’ve got a special someone but they suck at gift-giving or forgot today altogether, I DON’T KNOW).

Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 4

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…when all the kids are in bed on time

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…when my keys/money/chapstick/phone falls in between my seat and the center console and I can’t reach it from any angle NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY

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…when I think of something really clever to text/Tweet/Post/WHATEVER and my phone freezes

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…when RJ says he’s going to cook dinner

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…when no one “Likes” or comments on my exceptionally clever Facebook status slash painfully adorable photo(s) of my child(ren)

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…when I’m stuck in traffic on the way home and call everyone in my phone and no one answers

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…when I prove RJ wrong slash get him to admit I’m right slash beat him…at anything

…and 3 days later when he’s still pouting about it

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…when RJ or the kids come into my office while I’m Pinteresting and ask slash beg me to come out and play

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…when my 2nd grader has a 7 am soccer game 20 miles away ON A SATURDAY

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…when I think about having to have “the talk” with my kids

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…when I make something new for dinner and wait for RJ to answer when I ask “What do you think, do you like it?”

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…when I wake up on the weekend and get all excited because the kids are still asleep

…and then the baby starts crying

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…when I’m in a hurry and catch every red light

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…when I get the microwave at work to heat my food all the way through ON THE FIRST TRY (not like this time)

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That’s it. That’s all I’ve got for you today.

Happy Valentine’s Day, if you’re into that sort of thing…

 

**All GIFs sourced from Tumblr.

 

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