July 24, 2014
workout, 7.24.2014

Weird week of things. Needed this.

A: Front squat

  • 3-3-3 // 205# — I don’t know why this weight feels so heavy. I suppose I haven’t been squatting like I used to, but I wouldn’t have thought this weight to be as challenging as it is.

B: 

  • 1000m run
  • 30 Curtis Ps (95#)

16:18 — Rx weight was 135#, but fuck that. No way that was going to happen in a 20 minute time cap. I thought about trying 115#, but after doing a few reps at 95#, I decided that was heavy enough. It’s been 13 months since I last did Curtis Ps, and 17 months since the first time I did them. Both of those WODs were just 30 Curtis Ps for time—no running component.

Compared to the first time I did Curtis Ps, my total time today was only 3:30 slower, and that was with 5# more and a 1km run tacked on. Compared to the last time I did them, I was 6:14 slower at the same weight. I guess it’s hard to gauge progress since the WOD is a little different, but I’d still say I’ve made strides.

July 24, 2014
OKAY BRUH #bruh #teamredneck #yeahthatgreenville

OKAY BRUH #bruh #teamredneck #yeahthatgreenville

July 24, 2014
Translucence. #light #parismountain #campbuckhorn #yeahthatgreenville  (at Paris Mountain State Park)

Translucence. #light #parismountain #campbuckhorn #yeahthatgreenville (at Paris Mountain State Park)

July 23, 2014

The most important thing I’ve seen all day.

(Source: banderboucher, via bossdivayolo)

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July 23, 2014
dear-elkhorn:

Two years later and I still chuckle.
dear-elkhorn:

Look, I don’t even care about the drama that happened after this because Andrew’s gif has captured me getting Dylan with dat water balloon.
talesfromtheroof:

PitFest Mystery Event.
aka “Staff Vengeance”
aka “How to Get Your OSD Real Mad at You”
aka “Oh Shit”



Two years later and I STILL MISS YOU, MALLORY.
I hope the end of term goes well for you!

dear-elkhorn:

Two years later and I still chuckle.

dear-elkhorn:

Look, I don’t even care about the drama that happened after this because Andrew’s gif has captured me getting Dylan with dat water balloon.

talesfromtheroof:

PitFest Mystery Event.

aka “Staff Vengeance”

aka “How to Get Your OSD Real Mad at You”

aka “Oh Shit”

Two years later and I STILL MISS YOU, MALLORY.

I hope the end of term goes well for you!

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July 23, 2014
Because physics.
One fork does not possess the surface area for shoveling cinnamon roll into my face at the requisite pace I desire.

Because physics.

One fork does not possess the surface area for shoveling cinnamon roll into my face at the requisite pace I desire.

July 22, 2014
V important.

V important.

(Source: rejectedemojis)

July 22, 2014

(Source: rejectedemojis)

July 22, 2014
Cinnamon swirls. #plated #food #coffeeunderground #yeahthatgreenville  (at Coffee Underground)

Cinnamon swirls. #plated #food #coffeeunderground #yeahthatgreenville (at Coffee Underground)

July 22, 2014
"In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color. I have felt a responsibility to speak up when race is discussed, but I have also resented this responsibility. Lately, I have found myself burying my head. It bothers me to no end that the pressure is beating me, and yet it is."

— Matthew Salesses, “When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself” (via nprcodeswitch)

July 22, 2014
workout, 7.21.2014

Late(r) night at the office, getting the August issue out. Missed all the class times at CFR, so I just went home and worked out.

A: Strict press

  • 5-5-5-5-5 // 95# — For the 2nd and 3rd set, I actually went up to 100#, but that was forcing me to really arch my back, and I was having to push press that weight on the 5th rep, so I went back down to 95# for the remainder.

B: Push press

  • 3-3-3-3-3 // 135# — Worked up to 135# for the last set of three, did the middle three sets at 115#. Left side doesn’t extend as quickly as the right side, so there are some imbalances for me to work on there…I’m sure being fatigued from the strict presses factored in, but still.

C: Split jerk

  • 3-3-3-3-3 // 65# — I haven’t spent any time figuring out how to do a proper split jerk, so I just worked with some really light weight to get used to dropping under the bar and staying balanced. It’s hard :/

D: 5 minutes, AMRAP

Burpee pull ups

  • 41 Rx — This was the scheduled metcon at CFR today, and it didn’t require any equipment other than gravity and a pull up rig, so why not? I was sucking wind towards the end—these were much harder than I anticipated—and I would have placed middle of the pack had I put up this number in a class today. 

July 18, 2014
workout, 7.18.2014

Went to the Euphoria’s Tapas ‘n’ Tinis event last night at the Loft at Soby’s. It’s good to know people. And to work in this industry. 

Not so great for self control when they keep putting out little bite size portions of steamed buns with pork belly. And also open bar.

A: Hip mobility

B: For time:

  • 50kcal row
  • 50 KB swings (54#)
  • 50 walking lunges
  • 50 KB SDLHP (54#)
  • 50 wall balls (20#)

15:14 Rx — Oh whoops I hate myself. Surprisingly, the walking lunges were what got me. The first 20 felt easy, like walking normally. And then, maybe around the 25th one, I got down and was like, “oh shit, I don’t know if I can lunge back up.” And that was kind of how the rest of the workout went. 

July 18, 2014
Court Street, from the Loft at Soby’s.  #yeahthatgreenville #latergram #nightshift #skyline (at Soby’s New South Cuisine)

Court Street, from the Loft at Soby’s. #yeahthatgreenville #latergram #nightshift #skyline (at Soby’s New South Cuisine)

July 16, 2014
workout, 7.16.2014

First workout I’ve gotten in this week because of drinks, production week, dates, and life. It was a pretty shitty one to come back on.

A: Power snatch

  • 1-1-1-1-1 // 105# — Ehhhh. I have developed a hitch when I’m snatching from the floor. Kind of slow up right when I get around the high-hang position, which robs me of all momentum. And so basically I have to hang snatch. Which would be fine if I was hang snatching. But I wasn’t. Attempted 115# like, 5 times. Couldn’t get it up. I need to video myself doing this so I can have a better idea of what exactly I’m doing. 

B: 2k row, max effort

  • 7:29 — Honestly, I was anticipating this would suck a lot, not because rowing 2k sucks (it does, btw), but because I was not really in the mood, was having a mediocre day, and couldn’t lock in on those snatches earlier. However, it turns out that 7:29 is a PR for my 2k row. The last time I did it, I had a time of 7:37. Sub-7:30 is pretty awesome, beating my previous time by 8 seconds is even better.

Afterwards:

  • Power snatch: 95# — Just did a couple of singles. Forearms were smoked from the row, so it probably wouldn’t have been smart to attempt any more heavy singles. Still working on getting my form right and automatic.

July 16, 2014
The first dudes I worked out with at @xfitreaction. Gettin’ all nostalgic about Gary leaving us for the West Coast. regram @jimmydotson (at Crossfit Reaction)

The first dudes I worked out with at @xfitreaction. Gettin’ all nostalgic about Gary leaving us for the West Coast. regram @jimmydotson (at Crossfit Reaction)

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