Known, Knowable, but still Unexpected

Sometimes there are things in life you can’t plan for.  Other times there are events you can be completely prepared for, like coaching a few extra classes, and you should be ready, because you’re the one that makes the coaching schedule, but somehow you’re still caught off guard.  That was me today.  Fortunately, as we’re often reminded, the greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.  I was mentally nimble, quickly able to wrap my head around the long day ahead, and made the appropriate adjustments to get through.  Plus, it’s really not that bad.  In fact, our Monday evening classes were awesome, and it was great to see some faces I haven’t in a while.

December 6, 2011
Push Jerk 3-3-3-3-3

5 Rounds:
9 Ring Dips
12 Goblet Squats (32kg/24kg)*

*If the kettlebell is rested below the knees before the set is completed the set begins again from 0.


As some of you may know, David Kelts’ brother is currently serving in Afghanistan and he’s taking part in collecting holiday cards for hospitalized and injured veterans. The American Red Cross has teamed up with Pitney Bowes in a campaign called “Holidays for Heroes” and David purchased a bunch of holiday greeting cards and left them at CrossFit Fenway. Please feel free to sign 1 or 10 of them and place in the envelope, he’ll take care of mailing the bunch Friday, December 9th! It’s a simple way to say thanks and happy holidays to those who’ve lost so much while serving.

The 2012 CrossFit Games season is coming.  CrossFit Fenway is formally beginning our preparations this Saturday, December 10th at 8 AM with a meeting for all athletes interested in competing.  Please e-mail Eric with any questions, or if you would like to participate, but cannot make it.

13 thoughts on “Known, Knowable, but still Unexpected”

      1. …I always ask that of all my prey, I just like the sound of it.

        Jess is in tomorrow. I’ll be in Thursday and Friday morning.

  1. push jerk: 43kg and 45kg for 1, which i successful did 45.5×2 last week…

    wod: unexpected is a perfect explanation of this one. 5:40 with half a red band for first two rounds then full red for the rest and 24kg KB. really gotta get those dips.

  2. push jerk – 37kg
    wod – 5:37 with a purple band and a 16kg kb

    also, if anyone knows someone looking for an apartment, i am looking for a new roommate starting 2/1/12. here is the craigslist posting:

    what’s not mentioned in the ad is that it’s only about a half mile from CFF – obviously the best feature of the apartment 🙂

  3. I did this workout on my own this morning, def not the same as having you guys around!

    Push Jerk: 70kg PR
    WOD – 7:02…scaled (didn’t have rings…just double bar dips (no bands!), and used a 20kg dumbell…did 15 Goblet Squats instead of 12).

    Thank you to those who’ve already signed Holiday Cards, if you want, you can sign one each time you’re in this week, they’ll all be mixed up and distributed to different service members.

  4. I was psyched after this workout today – not because I was particularly groundbreaking in terms of my time or weights (8:03, red bands and 20kg KB). Yeah, that was good and I was happy with it, but mostly I was proud of the fact that I heeded the advice of this blog from some time back and actually attacked head-on the movements I “hate” the most.

    Usually when I see “ring dips,” I think “ehhh, I’ll come in tomorrow instead.” When signing up for class today, I looked at the WOD and almost bailed … then a small voice in my head told me I only hate them because I’m not good at them yet. “Alright ring dips, bring it!!”

    I felt immediately better just going for it and improving the movements that need the most work. I highly recommend anyone pick the workouts they dislike over the ones they do – eventually there will be nothing left to dislike!

  5. Push Jerk: 70 kg
    WOD: 8:02 with purple band on dips.

    I also learned that was I thought was a full ring dip, just isn’t quite low enough… Doh!

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