Collect your trophy: Pura Vida 5

Live in Florida? Love to CrossFit? Then check out this 5th Annual Competition: PURA VIDA 5 WoD that will be hosted by 26.2 CrossFit, Rockledge FL.

Information is forthcoming soon! 

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I can hardly wait to get the Pura Vida 2017 T-shirt! Just sayin’.


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A little Granny shuffle today

Finally, the spirit of running, well the spirit of the Granny shuffle, kicked in as I made my way around one of my walking routes. It felt amazing. Since my foot drama I have come back with a 100k row and a jumprope challenge and a barely shuffle twenty feet on Monday’s walk.  

For the last few weeks I have been pushing my Wall Ball (my little Charlie R. in his stroller) for a mile plus walk, gradually increasing my walking speed but today  something just took over and I started the real granny shuffle. It was a bit of a shock.

Then my mind kicked in telling me to start some run/walk intervals for time when all of a sudden my mind took over and I started shuffling, not wanting to walk. (It may have happened because I was so close to home and I wanted to be done already.)  And as I shuffled those old feelings of thinking I am a runner popped into my mind. 

I am back. Shuffling, but I am really back. Time to break out the PWR Sandbag and take that shuffle to the next level.

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When only a great cheeseburger will do

Today was JRPC 2: 250j with the two pound, Fury rope, for time at Guns Out CrossFit.

I did it and then gently rowed 100 meters. 

After that I stopped in to see my old bowling team and friends at Bama Lanes.

 The final stop was to Sundown where I bought me a delicious cheeseburger with fries and chatted with the owner, my friend and CrossFit teammate and Coach, Susan Thomas.

Ain’t Life Grand? 

Oh, yeah.

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Teaching moments count: Teach well

IMG_8979A couple of weeks ago a seven year-old boy was in my home with his mother. It was the first time he had been in my home when what seemed out of the blue he asked, “Why do you have a CrossFit poster up in your house?”

It took me a moment to think for I have no CrossFit posters in my home. And then it hit me straight away. He recognized MURPH, the movie poster that is displayed in the television room.

So I took a few moments to explain to him how the Murph WoD was named for a real man who died valiantly serving our country. The man was born first and then the WoD was named for him, Michael P. Murphy – MURPH: THE PROTECTOR, after he died in battle. 

Then I took a moment to teach that the poster on the left was a movie about an honorable, fictional character from a book but how much more important was the real life story, the one about Murph.

It really pleased me that my little friend knows MURPH: The WoD well. 

Next time my little friend comes to visit, I will have the movie ready for him to watch, to teach him well about Murph, the honorable man, a real man who lived upon this earth and how “Who more than self” his “country loved” all began for a little boy named Michael P. Murphy.

Additional Links: 
  1. LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation
  2. Marcus Luttrell: Never Forget Operation Redwing 06/28/05

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#LOGHLNeverDieWeJustModify

Oh my goodness. It has been a wild couple of days with Irma and the debris around my house and the tree on my roof and organizing clean up. But it is all good because today was CrossRope‘s Jump Rope Performance Challenge Day 1: 1000 jumps with a half pound rope. 

I did it. It took me forever.  I did not die. 

Yes. Yes it was as much a stress reliever WoD as it was a stressor to keep going and get it done. The rope kept getting caught under my shoes. I tried jumping without the shoes but it was a little painful to step on it when I missed a turn. It was seriously painful when I whacked my toes with that heavy duty sucker. Finally it was just wiser to put them back on. 

No. No I will not video myself jumping. No. I will not post my time. 

Nevertheless, I will press forward with this JRPChallenge. I will keep on jumping, doing the very best I can as my little old gray-haired lady self, for my kind never die; we just modify. 

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Making a shift in thinking, again.

IMG_8853It has been a year of midday to late afternoon and some evening WoD’s for me since moving to Alabama. It has been, well, not bad. I am definitely more a morning workout kind of person and that is better for me. 

Today I started back jumping rope. It felt so fantastic. It was around 9 or so in the morning, 250 jumps timed, taking me about three minutes to complete the task. For me, that was great. I was elated and my feet were happy.

I am thankful to my Coach Charles for working with me so I have a way to work back into a routine after all of the goofy drama with my broken toe, my blistered feet and ripped toenail this year, plus the bout with bronchitis before that.

Yeah Baby. I’m working my way back to you, Guns Out CrossFit

P.S. Now that is serious business WoD music for the Granny Nanny!

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