PULL-UP Challenge

Hey friends! So a bunch of people at Crossfit on Track are working on the 100 day burpee challenge. This is a tremendous and respectable goal, but I don’t think it’s one I… Continue reading

when everything hurts.

Self myofascial release

I just set a PR that I have been working towards for nearly 4 years (well technically I have been working towards this goal since elementary school) but I ran a mile in 8:53!!!! It was hard to finish because I was sprinting and bawling and my shorts were riding up – but I freaking ran. Before starting Crossfit 10 weeks ago my mile average 13-15 minutes and running was hard, but I completed many 5K’s and enjoyed the challenge. My last 5K was at the end of May, the Amy Thompson run and it was decent, although my back was hurting (shocking I KNOW!) but it was here that I met my sports medicine guy who has been fixing me…the overuse stuff that’s all me, but he uses myofascial release techniques that I absolutely love. Anyway, running this mile today was a huge milestone for me and it reminded me that I cannot forgo running in my love of Crossfit. I actually like running (GASP!) and today, for the first time ever, my endurance was right up there with my mental desire to run fast. So all you Crossfit haters can suck it. My SPORT is making me better at everything!! 

BFD

I just set a PR that I have been working towards for nearly 4 years (well technically I have been working towards this goal since elementary school) but I ran a mile in… Continue reading

SORE is a four letter word

WOD Warm-up: Skinny Fran…45/ring rows. It was not faster than when I did the benchmark, but my depth was awesome and it was a warm-up.  Deadlift Work-up: 135 lbs…I know I can do… Continue reading

Handstanding.

Today’s WOD Warm-up 19 minutes of cardio madness: 1 minute biking 1 minute jump rope 20 kettlebell swings 15 pull-ups 15 push-ups 15 air squats 20 GHD sit-ups 15 wall-ball 2 Rounds Strength:… Continue reading

Summer has been grand.

http://journal.crossfit.com/2012/05/baileyfroningfaith.tpl

http://journal.crossfit.com/2012/05/baileyfroningfaith.tpl

I love the parallel between my faith and my fitness. I also love that I keep running across Crossfitters who have that same passion for their faith. I know I was called to start doing Crossfit (I’ll write more about that soon) but I love that when I am working so hard, I can barely breathe, my body aches and my head is empty, for me, that’s as close to God as I get. When I can’t hear my own thoughts, I can clearly hear HIS command, which clearly tells me that I can carry any weight, that I can finish every rep, that I can live in the light of his love, as long as I remember who he is and what he did for me. He lives in me, and I live for him. So yeah, Jesus does Crossfit ya’ll. 

I’m back.

FRAN (June 30, 2012)

FRAN

4:27
modified ring rows
45 lb

21/15/9

Thrusters
Pull-ups

This was a good day….can’t wait to meet her again. Rx this baby for sure!!

KAREN

http://youtu.be/Sp6KkZ0vxV0

Let me just tell you about Karen, this little bitch WOD I met today. She is sick and twisted. She’s mean, she’ll burn out your quads, she’ll fake you out with her simplicity and she’ll beat you down and smack you in the face if you aren’t careful (literally took a 12 pound medicine ball right in the kisser). This is not my box, but it’s fun to watch other Xfitter’s suffer.