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Sep 18, 2008 - 22:09

Fitness, Personal

One Year of CrossFit

One year ago, I did my first CrossFit workout of the day (WOD). Since then, I’ve tracked my progress in a log book and, for a while, was recapping my workouts here. I stopped posting them on this site primarily because it bored me even to write them, so it must have been excruciating to sift through all those jock entries to get to the mediocre stuff you both read occasionally (heh).

In the year that I’ve been working out this way, though, I’ve made a bunch of progress. My 5 km run time is almost 6 minutes faster now than it was when I first started. I got my first kipping pullup in late November and did 120 pullups in one workout in August in less than 20 minutes (without even tearing my hands to shreds). I’m stronger, faster, more agile, meaner, and leaner than I was a year ago.

Lately, I’m also lazier. In contrast with the winter, when I was more religious about my working out, I’ve been blowing off a ton of workouts lately. This isn’t the way to progress. I didn’t miss any prescribed WODs from September to December, completing sixty-six in a row before the 400 meter walking lunge kicked my narrow ass hard enough to make me take an extra rest day. It took 5 months to reach 100 WODs, but I still haven’t reached 160 yet (almost 7 months later). I really have to knuckle back down and go for another 60 in a row.

I have to say, though, that CrossFit has taught me that I can do absolutely anything. If I can do 120 pullups on a chilly evening and manage not to rip my calluses off, what could possibly stand in my way as an obstacle to accomplishing anything? It’s time to refocus on my fitness and not squander my momentum.

Now, to save up the money to attend a Level I Certification.

Thanks, Coach Glassman, for your program. The last time I was in this kind of shape, I got there because a big asshole with stripes on his arm, a big brown saucer on his head, and a big loud voice chased me around and made me do pushups until Missouri was below sea level. Imagine what I’ll do to myself in my second year of CrossFit, without even having to come to parade rest for anybody. Hu-a!

1 Comment

Posted by
Dan Patrick
Nov 29, 2008 - 14:11

Got any before and after pics?

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