The workouts at our gym always include warm up, strength, conditioning, and mobility. Everything is customized to your level by a professional strength coach. Today's conditioning work includes running, jump rope, and pushups.
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I had a lot of trepidation when I entered the gym this evening. I uncharacteristically checked out what the work out was earlier in the day and I felt kind of, well, overwhelmed. I have nothing against burpees but I really look at 100 and I just want to run away (even if it is raining). I can think of many things which are probably much more scary and jump in without worry. Public speaking for instance, has never been a problem for me. However, burpees represent an activity that I can just do without. I think I might be one of those people who want to look fit more than be fit. No, that’s not it.
Despite the fear and anxiety, I continued on my fitness journey and warmed up and worked on my double unders (which are really coming along by the way). I proceeded to make a list of why I am not going back to my job in the Fall after a conversation on the same subject with Jason. This always makes me feel better about my situation and I realize that it’s for my greater wellness.
Just before the burpee marathon, I mentioned to Jodi that I wasn’t looking forward to this. She replied, as any good coach should, “Just move at a moderate pace.” Surprisingly, this helped. I think I create false expectations and assume that others want me to be gung ho. Unfortunately, I just can’t always do this. My confidence is like a roller coaster. It often rises and descends. I’m very complex in this way. Again, I think of my experience with public speaking.
As per usual, I began with my moderate pace. I ventured through the motions and maintained a decent pace. I did, however, take mini breaths between sets of ten. I don’t know if that is cheating, but I feel I need these (especially with burpees). As always, I allowed myself to catch my breath a little and start in again and again. Once again, I prevailed. I’m anything but a quitter. This is why it has been so difficult for me to walk away from my current teaching role. I don’t like giving up on something despite the negative ramifications it may be having on my psyche. Such is the nature of Marc.
AWESOME Marc Landry! Confront your fears and get out of your comfort zone. It's not easy but, hey guess what, you won this battle.
Well done, Nicole... keep it up!
TLDR... just kidding! Nice work, Marc!
8AM: Yoga. 9AM: Squat 230x1. AMRAP in 15 minutes of: 400m Run + 40 Double Unders + 20 Pushups - 4 Rounds. Always fun to train with the group. :)
8am Yoga... Thanks Jane
9am Snatch
95, 115, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175 x 1 x 3 *PR* for reps

WOD:
2.5 km run
Time: 11:15

Great start to the day!
Tony- "The Brain that Changes Itself" Norman Doidge- grab a Red Bull and enjoy reading about the endless possibilities!
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Daily squat
135.185.225.245.265x1
snatch
45.65.75.85.90.95x3
Nice work people! Stay cool!
Thanks Adam!
If anyone wants to do some light reading this hot muggy afternoon pick up a copy of Oxygen magazine. The cover story is on CrossFit and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Yoga.
Squat 220x1.
Rest day. Decided not to bike.

CFKids class we had a lot of fun with a kid version of "Fight Gone Bad" box jumps-push press-burpees-medball deadlifts. Lot's of work organizing lol but super fun once we started..worked out great. Just sharing :)
10AM: squat 475x1 and then spent the day socializing the pup. Never ceases to amaze me how many people are surprised that he is a purebred dobermann because "he's so big!" ... still looks like a pipsqueak to me.
my first post about my CF progress, here goes...!
9AM. Warm up. 20 TGUs (first time doing them in a workout. yikes!). 2:40 plank. AMRAP 15 minutes of 400m run + 120 skips + 20 push ups - 2 rounds + 400m + 130. Then a hot tub soak and stretching. Thanks for a good start to a very productive day! Have a great weekend everyone.