200 N Garden Ave, Unit E
Roselle, IL 60172
Strength/Skill: Clean & Jerk, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
WOD: Open 13.4
AMRAP 7 minutes of:
3 Clean & jerks, 135#/95# (Masters 55+ 115#/65#)
3 Toes to bar
6 Clean & jerks
6 Toes to bar
9 Clean & jerks
9 Toes to bar...
Continue in this pattern (adding 3 reps to each movement) until time expires.
Post-WOD: Planche progressions...
We have 2 more weeks left of the Paleo-ish Challenge! Final pics and weigh-ins will be taken at the end of next week. Keep it up - we're almost there!
Also, a big, early happy 40th birthday to Andy Olalde, one of CrossFit Roselle's oldest original members. Andy has been with CFR a long time, and as you can tell by the photo, he's lost a lot of weight made some great progress over the years. Although we've pretty much stopped doing Birthday WODs, if anyone is secretly begging for one deserving of one, it's Andy on his 40th. His birthday is actually next week, but I wanted to sneak this one in before he overdosed on cake suspected anything. Happy Birthday, Andy - I'm happy to have you as a member (and friend) since early 2009!!! Hahahahahahaha! (that's between me and Andy)
That's Andy on the right from back in early 2009. His brother, Norberto (on the left), started at CFR just before Andy and brought him in. Norberto has since moved on and opened CrossFit 1013 in Bensenville.
Strength/Skill: Back squat, 5x5 @ 80%, last set ME
14 minute AMRAP:
3 Snatches, 135#/95#
12 Wall balls, 20#/14#
Post-WOD: 50 GHD sit-ups
It's been a while since I have talked about the CF Open. It's something that I have been avoiding as I personally do not want to enter or compete this year. That being said, I just registered. And you should do the same if you haven't already. Yes, even if you do not care about competing, even if you know you will be nowhere near the top of the leader board, even if you are not ready, you should enter. This event comes around only once a year. Only 5 workouts. 5 workouts to push yourself harder than you want to go. Step outside of your comfort zone and go for it.
I have several reasons why I do not want to compete this year, the main one being "I have 3 kids!" Haha. If you haven't heard, that's my latest favorite line to use. In all seriousness, I don't feel like I'm ready. I'm not getting much sleep because of my newest baby girl, Ace. I haven't been practicing the Oly lifts like I should. My strength training has suffered tremendously recently. I've had a chest cold for the past 2 weeks. I don't feel the desire to go all-out anymore. I don't have the finish in me like I used to. I just turned 38 years old.
Every one of the excuses above has been running through my head the past few weeks. However, I can't give in. If I don't enter, I know in week two I'll be wishing I had. I love to compete, even if I don't sign up for weekend competitions. Even if I know I'm nowhere near being a Regionals qualifier. I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I love to lead by example, and if I bail out on the Open, then I would feel like I would let every one of you down. I'm done making excuses. What about you?
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