We scaled to ensure good form and because we are on a half intensity week. Compare to the Qualifier results - Men and Women
Jason - 89 89#/Kipping Pull Ups
Matt - 74 111#/CTB Pull Ups
Donna - 72 55#/Light band assisted Pull Ups
So that finishes off the first six week Strength Bias cycle. Results speak for themselves. We have all hit PR's in a variety of workouts and exercises. Now time to enjoy the half intensity week and some games qualifier workouts :-)
Today was a better day. We have found a new home, no pictures at this stage because every other one I have posted on here we have lost. Anyway the house is in Richmond, MA. A bit to our north but closer to a few of the places where we spend a lot of time.
This place came via a friend of Donna's at school, our realtor still sucks!
Pic's will follow once we move next weekend.
Donna had school and I had some outdoor work in Pittsfield. Anyone else want some weatherboards replaced?
Then home to workout, as per the title it was a bit of a catch up day. Oh and look what came in the mail.
Donna hit the workout Celeste and I did yesterday.
Do as many rounds as possible in 3 minutes. Take a 1 minute rest. Complete 5 rounds.
So, with the day so crazy I miss the morning wod. I was scheduled for a massage with http://www.davidkellymassage.com/ David Kelly at 2pm. It was great. So many things out of wack. Thanks David, for making me tear up a bit. Then I was off to do more work on my practical massage with Kevin Parsons. At least the day ended well. I made a plate of pork and mole' (thanks Celeste) for Matt and Erik.
Erik stopped by and offered us his garage for our gym set up while we are still in there area. That's a huge help! Good way to end a Crazy day, friends and booze...oh and one solution. Going to work on the homeless part tomorrow.
Our day started well enough. Celeste came by to try a CrossFit workout. We both coached a bit then Donna coached Celeste and I through the Mad CrossFitworkout of the day.
About that time the owner of the real estate company and the new owner arrived to measure the house for curtains. That visit started badly as they let Ginger out, luckily she did not make a run for it. Anyway it was a very disrupted morning as the new owner was here for quite some time. That said she did buy quite a lot of stuff from the tag sale.
So it was late get away for both Donna and I. Thanks Celeste for your patience and for our dinner.
Donna had a busy afternoon with Spin and massages. I built bikes at Plaines in Pittsfield, including this beast.
Anyway results of the workout:
MetCon (Aim for 20 min or less) - Thanks to CrossFit Football. Do as many rounds as possible in 3 minutes. Take a 1 minute rest. Complete 5 rounds.
So Donna and I cleared our day to go look at houses. We found another one we liked, but the realtor then told us she needed to check with the owner that it was still available, WTF why show (sorry that is wrong to, she stayed in the office and we went and looked) us something you may not be able to rent us. We are PISSED! AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankfully the owner of the real estate company is stopping by tomorrow morning with a final answer, if not she should expect both barrels. We are a week out from moving and need answers NOW!
If you want to know the name of the realtor just ask!
A mixed bag of a day. I was home, tagging and organizing for the tag sale on Sunday. Donna was at school. Then on her way home she got a call from our Real Estate agent, turns out the log cabin we had lined up to rent is no longer available. We had been asking for a contract since April 5th but she was dragging her feet. Tomorrow we go looking for a home again. Needless to say we are not happy.
Donna warms up with weighted sit ups
On the flip side Erik (but not his phone) stopped in to workout with us tonight, which was good as Jason had car trouble and Trish is busy with Julius Caesar at Riggs.
Great workout tonight, another max effort day, this time deadlift.
Me at 345# knees look at little soft at the top but I fixed that for the 365# and 385# efforts.
Donna: 160-180-180-215-221#PR -227 Fail
Donna at 221#
Erik: 205-225-225-275-295-305#at least I think that's right, Erik didn't have his phone to check my math.
Erik at 295#
Then 1 x 20 Matt: 275#
Metcon (Aim for less than 10 min) - "Elizabeth" 21-15-9 reps of:
Clean 135 pounds
Matt: 6:44 as Rx
Donna: 6:09 65# and box dips
Erik: 7:30 95# and band assisted ring dips I think the time is accurate, without Eriks phone it was hard to tell.
Today was more packing and organising. Ruth and Celeste came by and purused the sun porch for bargins. Thank goodness for Craigslist, most of the big items have sold, but if anyone needs a dinning set let us know!
Then it was time for the MaD CrossFit workout.
Shoulder Press 3 x 5
Donna: 65-70 x 4 -70# PR
Matt: 125-135# PR
Jason: 105-120-125# x 3
Then choose one of the protocols 10-7-4 or 12-9-6 or 12=>15 Reps
Donna: 55# 1 x 15
Matt: 115# 10-7-4
Jason: 95# 12-9-6
Met Con - Complete 5 rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
Bench bodyweight 10 reps
Jason: 19:30 115#
Donna: 14:55 75#
Matt: 12:34 135#
We all scaled, Jason went 5# too heavy and Donna and I were probably 5# too light. We also need a smaller band for Donna's pull ups, Iron Woody here we come.
155# Power Cleans at the Northeast Qualifier in Albany
I spent 21 years serving in the New Zealand Army before coming to the US to spend time with Donna. I began Crossfitting in Feb 2008, since then I have completed the following certifications and seminars: CrossFit Level 1, Crossfit Running and Endurance, Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Semiar, CrossFit Basic Barbell, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell Instructor, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit Nutrition.