We learned the hard way this morning at CrossFit that if it’s your birthday, or someone else’s, shut up about it OR lie about your age.
If you’ve just started following, I’m a newbie CrossFitter. I go to CrossFit 2x a week at 5am with my gal pals from the run club. Although what we “do” does not have a special designation, I’d like to think we are more on the CrossFit endurance path than the hardcore CrossFitters like
Jared these ladies:
You will never catch us at CrossFit in our undies, in fact most of us don’t wear undies cuz well, we are runners. And we look way more like this guy below than the awesome women above. Source: StudentLive
So today it was Michelle’s birthday. Happy
Fucking Birthday, Michelle!! She was 38 so our workout surrounded her age. Yay! Sounds like fun, right?
Michelle’s #38 Birthday WOD
38 Box Jumps (18’” Box) – I did 19 jumps & 19 step-ups so that I didn’t die
38 Ring Rows
38 Kettlebell Swings (36# I think)
38 Walking Lunges
38 Hanging Knee Raises (Knees to Chest or Knees to waist in my world)
38 Push Presses – Bar only (45# I think)
38 Wall Balls (10#)
400 meter Run
This was a rough one for me and my weak arms. I almost didn’t make it. But I did so I’m happy on that front. And no, I’m not really mad at Michelle
I’m actually mad at Aunt Julie because she’s the one who brought up the birthday. A WOD is a WOD in my book. I’m always glad that I went, even when it’s hard. So whether is YOUR birthday or not, I’ll still be there.
my damdest To Get Stronger ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
great job, Amanda! Sorry I missed a birthday “celebration”…I never like to miss a good time, Especially with my F’N friends. Betsy and I had our own “fun” at 9:00 with Jared and those other crazies…
Ugh! It all seems doable until the burpees. No, no, no! Fun workout though! 🙂
I have done that thing in pic 1 with the dumb bells. I had on my underwear and shorts and a t-shirt lol. It was the workout with my 20 yr old son, I almost cried, I was sore for two days. I will not be with you for the WOD on June 5 when I turn 49! I really want to make it to 50 :o)
Wow TTF…keep it up…you gotta be one tougher chik by now! Hey…can you get me a workout with those 4-ladies doing those dumbell lifts in plank position? Note that gal far left in foreground…she got some upper body arm and shoulder strength!
Happy b-day Michelle…all those at x-fit on Michelle’s B-day….just thank her she is only 38. If I was there and my b-day….your WOD theme would center on 60-reps! So…be thankful Michelle is so youthful.
Keep it up the x-fit. We should have take before pic and some basic tests of strength, then test you post program conclusion and see if you gained any “measurable” strength. I say measurable…cause I know mentally you will have become stronger.
Love your posts…all of them!
You are one tough girl! I’ve heard so many good things about Crossfit but I am afraid to take a class. I experience each class through you. 🙂
The reason I post about it is so that you will know that normal people do CrossFit too! Try it! Don’t be scared!!!
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What do you mean that photo of the nearly naked girls doesn’t look like us? It totally does! I thought that you took that photo of us this morning!!
My first “real” CrossFit workout after OnRamp was a birthday—she was only 33, but it SUCKED!!
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I actually like the concept of using someone’s birthday to workouts. 🙂 Love the idea! 🙂
Great job! It looks tough! So impress! 🙂