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Old 03-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #441
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Hey Diane,
Hang in there, we are all in the same boat. My situation is just as bad or worse. One of the reasons I started CF was to try and relieve all the stress. I worked for a large corporation too, almost 17 years. Couldn't stand the commute and the corporate BS so I left in 2005 and started my own business, I bought a franchise in the home improvement arena. It was going well until last year when the economy took a dump, we closed our business, filing bankruptcy, losing our home…but there might be hope on that from the news I heard today. I also dumped most my retirement into the biz to try and save it, lost that too.

Anyway my health is good, me and my wife have found new jobs. Our income is half what it use to be. I love CF and even if it costs, I am still going to find a way to do it. My out look on life is better, I don’t lie in bed at night thinking about bills…now I just lay there thinking about tomorrows WOD and how will I get through it.

So what ever you do, hang in there and don’t quit.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #442
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Thanks, Terry. Hearing your story, I admire you even more now!

Warmed up at home with stretching and BW exercises
Ran to the gym
Back squats:
12 x 80#
10 x 100#
8 x 120#
6 x 130#
4 X 140#
2 x 150#

Front Squats:
12 x 80#
10 x 90#
8 x 100#
Didnít have time to finish the progression

Ran backwards home
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:12 AM   #443
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Terry. Hearing your story, I admire you even more now!

Hi Terry,

I had no idea of the adversity you have endured! Kudos to you for your spirit, determination, and the smile on your face despite what you, Gina, and your family have gone through!

....now I just lay there thinking about tomorrows WOD and how will I get through it.

Funny how CF changes one, isn't it. This is my plight now.....aside from finding a way to keep from driving Chery up a wall with all my CF enthusiasm.

Blessings to you, Gina, and the family!
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #444
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......Warmed up at home with stretching and BW exercises
Ran to the gym
Back squats:
12 x 80#
10 x 100#
8 x 120#
6 x 130#
4 X 140#
2 x 150#

Front Squats:
12 x 80#
10 x 90#
8 x 100#
Didnít have time to finish the progression

Ran backwards home
Nice, strong, work Diane! Those are great numbers for the squat series!

You're nearly a mile from your globo, aren't you? Running backwards that far must be absolutely brutal......I'm such a klutz, I'd fall on my caboose trying that .
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:35 AM   #445
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Terry-
I am with you. I love it when the big stressor in my life is worrying about the next day's WOD. What fun.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:56 AM   #446
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I was pretty pleased with this performance, did the last set of squats unbroken. My first Barbara.

WOD 3-4-09
"Barbara"
Five rounds for time:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

My Time: 3:56, 4:59, 5:26, 6:08, 5:16 = 24:45

Even better news, I found a used Concept 2 model D rower, with PM3 on craigslist in Murphy's, CA yesterday. 2 years old owned by a 65 year old 125 lb lady. The thing is like brand new. I got for $600. I felt like I won a prize .
I was the first one too respond to the add, called her and made the deal on the phone. She told me when I picked up last night she was inundated with emails. She never heard of CrossFit. I felt bad for her, she had developed arthritis and could no longer row.


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Old 03-06-2009, 12:00 PM   #447
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No gym today. The weather was warm this morning (50ís) so I decided to go for a run. It was not really a CrossFit-type run Ė it was leisurely and relaxing and it reminded me of why I like to run. I donít know how far I went (Iíll ďmapmyrun.com later) but I was on the pavement for about 40 minutes. Feel good.

Stephen Ė My globo closed several months ago and now I go to a place down the street from my house. Itís a steep uphill run from the gym to home so running backwards isnít as hard as you might think. And the street is newly paved so itís obstacle-free. It takes me about 5 minutes to run home backwards and it seems to have the effect of keeping my hamstrings from tightening up on me after a workout with a lot of lunges, squats or rowing.

Terry Ė CONGRATS on the rower!
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:16 PM   #448
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Terry-
Congrats on finding that rower deal!

Your "Barbara" times are amazing to me, as you are actually getting in two full rounds of Barb in the time it takes me to do one.

Today I did modified "Grace" w/100lbs. 30 C&J for time.
My time: 13:23 (new PR at that weight)
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I could not quit after "Grace" today. I did 3 sets of 15 thrusters w/60lbs., and then ran 1 mile on the road in 8:20.
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Diane,

So glad you got a chance to do a "fun run.". Thanks for the explanation about the backwards runs- - never thought of helping out the hamstrings that way.



Terry,

Smokin' first (or for that matter, any) time doing Barbara. I'm going to do this one again soon! Congrats on the rower. I'm in the same boat - keep missing out by a phone call or two, or an e-mail. There's one out there for me....



Mark,

Great job on the C&J. Can't believe after all that you did thrusters and ran! WOW!


What an inspiration it is to be doing this stuff with all of you! Keep on setting the bar high!
Blessings to all of you!
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