It’s All Gravy

This week marks the start of the holiday season.  It’s a time to get together with friends and family, and relax.  It can be pretty tough to chill out, and enjoy everyone’s company if you’re stressing over the foods you think you can or cannot eat. I know I’ve got the Paleo Performance Angel on one shoulder and the Sugary Starchy Devil on the other.  That happens to everyone else too, right?

I also know I’m letting that little devil win.  turkey may be the star, but it’s not Thanksgiving without my favorite side, cranberry sauce.  Not the homemade, straight from the bog kind though.  It’s probably the worst thing for you on the table, but I prefer my cranberry sauce from a can.  Many of the tasty, traditional trimmings are not things we’d ordinarily eat while chasing performance, but it wouldn’t be the same without them.

As CrossFitters, we’re generally on top of our nutrition for the vast majority of the year.  ‘Tis the season to let loose for a day or two, and indulge in a few of your holiday favorites.  No worries, you can get right back to making good choices (at least with regard to nutrition) on Black Friday.

Post results for the workout below, as well as your favorite Thanksgiving side dish to comments.

November 21, 2011
Strength: High Bar Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5


Deadlifts (100kg/70kg)
Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)

33 thoughts on “It’s All Gravy”

  1. Had the best morning in awhile with my CFF family; it was so good to see you guys! Stace; thanks for getting me to point of almost puking (once again)! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and hope to be back soon. Miss you all

    WOD: 9:45rx
    HBBS: 120kg

    1. …i am thankful for the pleasant surprise that was your visit, sir. always good to see you, Shruj. hugs to Tiff.

      HBBS: 110kg (5rep PR)
      WOD: 9:43 (70kg, 2 purple, 16kg)

      does extra gravy count as a side?

    2. Thanks for all the love guys! Hales; next time I am in town, I will hit somerville for sure (let me know what times you coach). Also, to Eric, Joe, Zander and all the other PM crew that I missed; have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. HBBS: 52kg, first time i successful broke through the 50kg plateau…about time!!

    WOD: 11:05 with 45kg DL the rest Rx. I had t-rex arms for a while after that one – my forearms were smoked.

      1. …that’s about right.

        also, my favorite thanksgiving side dish is without a doubt green bean casserole. and dessert, but those aren’t side dishes 🙂

  3. HBBS: 55kg
    WOD: 13:21 w/ 70kg and 2 reds
    Tired and inspired from the cert–loved Rxing those DLs, hungry for this to come up again to Rx the whole damn thing.

    Speaking of hungry…Mom’s sausage stuffing and gravy with cran in the same forkful. Heaven.

  4. glad I made it in… was dragging and this felt good
    HBBS: 70kg
    WOD: 11: something- 70 kg- first two rounds of pups with red band then did unassisted singles. 🙂

  5. HBBS: 82kg (PR!)
    WOD: 10:47rx

    Favorite Thanksgiving food is not a side, but is the day after sandwich. Turkey, mashed, stuffing, cranberry sauce, on a roll and dipped in gravy. It’s deliciously regrettable.

  6. HBBS: 85kg
    WOD: 9:45, or possibly 9:47…”Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself.”

    Favorite Thanksgiving side: bourbon.

  7. Love this photo (of the aftermath, but also the cran in a can).

    HBBS — 57kg
    WOD — 9:43Rx

    Favorite side: stuffing, hands down. Just plain bread (eek), celery, onions and whatever disgustingness soaks it, no oysters or sausage or anything crazy.

    “Can I please have the Chorizo Omelet with no chorizo?” True story.

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