Category: Fitness

  • A little bit of organization

    Our workout room has a small bump out due to the fireplace above it (honestly I have no idea why, but it’s a great space). Added a couple of shelves to get nearly all the gear off the floor.

  • Bombers Four Year Anniversary

    My CrossFit gym, Bombers celebrated their fourth anniversary and it was roughly my second anniversary of participating in CrossFit. To celebrate we had four team workouts which had us doing wallballs, deadlifts, pushups, pullups, squats, rope climbs and partner carry. Each workout was tough, but a lot of fun to workout and compete with friends.

  • Found the Lost Lake

    After my two feats of fitness, I decided to do a simple walk around the Lost Lake while I caught up on a few podcasts.  It was quite brisk, but the views were worth it!

  • Big Hike

    Today I went on a hike with some colleagues up Blackcomb Ascent. > The Blackcomb Ascent Trails are three interconnected uphill hiking trails that meander through beautiful old growth coastal rain forest terrain from Whistler’s valley bottom to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. Upon completion, the trails will travel a total of 6.1km with a total…

  • WWWP5K

    Today I ran in the worldwide WordPress 5k with my colleagues. Finished in just under 23 minutes. Which I think is pretty good, considering the last 5k I ran was last year.

  • Bargain Bike

    We had a scavenger hunt today with some teammates and we found this cheap mountain bike. 

  • Much Needed Travel Gear

    Glad I packed this lacrosse ball with me to relieve the tightness in my calf muscle.  Woke up in the middle of the night with a huge cramp; probably from the dozen hours of standing at the conference. 

  • Newest Toy

  • CrossFit Goals Update

    I’ve been working this month on a few CrossFit goals and I’m making good progress on handstand pushups.  Push Ups – been working on these sporadically. Probably could get 30 straight (in one set only) Handstand push ups – I got six unbroken today, which is well on my way to my goal of 10…

  • All the push-ups 

    I’ve been following the hundred push-ups challenge, in attempts it be able to do more of them.  So far, I’m halfway thru week 4 and doing well!

  • August CrossFit Goals

    I have gotten pretty decent at most CrossFit moves, but I’m focusing on four in particular in August to get better. Push Ups. This is one of the easiest to work on and I always feel dead after about 20 in a WOD. I’d like to be able to get 50 straight by the end…

  • 1000 Reps

    Found with workout that will be great for traveling. *Complete each exercise 25 and repeat circuit 4 times for 1000 reps: Mountain Climbers Body Squats Push-Ups Burpees Left Side Lunges Right Side Lunges V-Ups Body Weight Dips Jumping Jacks Plank Shoulder Taps

  • First CrossFit Competition 

    First CrossFit Competition 

    Today I participated in our gyms annual CrossFit competition.  It was really hard. Yeah, really hard. But it was fun too.  We were on teams of four, two guys and two girls. And I agreed to be on a RX team, which is basically signing up for pain 😜 Here were the four events.  Event…

  • Death by Shuttle Run

    It’s one of my favorite CrossFit workouts and today I was the fastest 😃 In the first minute, you run one shuttle run length. The next minute you do two, then three and so on.  I finished round 15 as time expired and got 9 of the round of 16. 

  • Swing Buddies

  • Wanna Go For a Spin

    Another new toy, complements of BidFTA.

  • Muscle Ups

    In today’s workout, it had 30 muscle ups.  I did a combination of ring and bar, but I got all thirty of them.  CrossFit plus gluten/sugar eating is making me stronger 🙂

  • So Muggy

    ‘Tis the time of year for 90%+ humidity days in Ohio.  70 degrees and 95% humidity during my morning workout completely drenched my shirt. 

  • Big Enough for a Stroller

    At 10 weeks old, little man is big enough to ride in the BOB Stroller

  • Memorial Day Murph

    Memorial Day Murph

    Completed my first #murph workout @bombers_crossfit this morning. Definitely a challenge. 1 mile run 100 pull ups 200 push ups 300 air squats 1 mile run Time: 44:00

  • Going to the Post Office

    When your on paternity and it’s a beautiful day and you have to entertain a three year old for a while, we will take a long bike ride to the post office instead of driving 2 minutes. 

  • Chalk and CrossFit 

    Rope climbs seem so much easier with chalk on your hands. 

  • Didn’t Last Long

    I had the fastest time for today’s CrossFit workout, until the afternoon class came in.  Five rounds of 5-10-5 Shuttle Run 12 Hand release push-ups 24 Sit-ups  48 Double Unders I got the first 4 rounds of double unders unbroken and got tripped up after 32 in the final round 😢

  • Adidas Shorts

    I think I need a few more pairs of Adidas athletic shorts. 

  • I gave it my best

    I didn’t quite finish, but I got 200 reps of the 225 rep workout in twenty minutes. 50 pounds was certainly heavy.  One Open workout down, four to go.  

  • First International CrossFit Open Workout 17.1

    It looks really tough. Dumbell snatches and burpee box jump overs. It’s a lot of heavy one arm snatches, so that’s the move I’m most nervous about.

  • Fittest on Earth

    On Friday, the CrossFit Open begins. I’m excited to see how much stronger I am this year. As motivation, I’ve been watching Fittest on Earth today.

  • CrossFit Open

    I signed up to compete in this year’s CrossFit open. Last year I had a ton of fun, even though I had only been CrossFitting for about 5 months, I joined the world-wide competition. Our gym does all of the workouts on Fridays and then we log our score with the official app and can…

  • 4 Weeks of Paleo

    4 Weeks of Paleo

    Over the last few years, I’ve been a pretty clean eater. We’ve typically eaten gluten-free, with little sugar, and the occasional dairy. And in November, I challenged myself to eat gluten and sugar free and was successful for the entire month. Starting today, our CrossFit gym is doing a Paleo challenge for four weeks leading…

  • Health Data Restored

    Health Data Restored

    I got a notification on Wednesday about a new challenge from my Apple Watch activity app and as I looked at it, I realized that I had no data prior to getting a new phone at the beginning of November. It turns out that the data isn’t connected to your iCloud account and can only…

  • 100 Pushup Challenge

    100 Pushup Challenge

    Last week at CrossFit, we had a workout that had four different moves and each move had 100 reps. The moves were box jumps, pushups, situps, and lunges. For me, the pushups were the by far the hardest. Since this a move that I can work on at home, I found the 100 Pushup Challenge.…