Warm-up: (10 Russian kettlebell swings, 10 push-press, 10 goblet squats) x2
All exercises performed with 35/20lb kettlebells
MetCon – For Time:
25 Push Press (Body weight/70%)
Orders of business: Congratulate Ben and Erin on their Anniversary! Tell Doug and Blake Happy Belated Birthday! Congratulate/make fun of Caleb for being voted “sexiest bartender in Knoxville.” We are proud CrossFit helped him become so. Lastly, it’s October people…time to pay dues. Don’t forget your checkbooks tomorrow. Seriously. :-D
Today’s MetCon made me start thinking about rowing. Not thinking about rowing in the sense that it is a hard exercise that makes my quads fall off, but more of an imagination thing. When you are on the rower mid-MetCon with sweat pouring down your face into your eyes and your legs burning, do you ever think about anything? Ya know, do you think about things not related to the fact that you are sweating and tired? Do you ever picture yourself on the water or on a boat? I’ll admit I’ve thought about “heave-ho”ing with my pretend shipmates. Travis McCroskey pictures himself as a Viking, rowing the high seas off to pillage a city. It might sound silly, but it is a great way to take your mind off the “I’m tired” factor and get in a few extra hard pulls. I mean after all, you have to reach that city quickly, or some other Vikings may destroy it first. And then where would that leave you – nothing but a sad little Viking who missed the pillaging and a sad little CrossFitter who didn’t get the best possible time.
Embracing my inner Norse,
<3 Coach Miss J
-Post to comments what you think about while rowing, or what you will now think about!