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Old 03-13-2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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My year review

So I finished my first year of CF. March 14, 2008-March 14, 2009.
I'm happy to have completed the entire year because I have never worked out this much before. I went back through my logs and found that I did 191 CF WODs. Unfortuately, I don't have amazing progression numbers. I actually have some fluctuating numbers. Some good some bad. This year has been so hectic with having my new born baby girl and my son and daughter becoming constantly sick. Also this year, I switched shifts and am having a heck of a time adjusting to the new schedule of sleep. If you take your time and read through my log you would find that I have a ton of rest days for lack of sleep. Some I must admit are because of hang overs. Still can't kick the once a week drunkeness.

I have tried every different programming I could read of to attempt to gain met con and strength as fast as I could. Just main page, MEBB, Hybrid, zoning, etc. So far, I think doing Gant's hybrid program, but only 3 days a week, has helped the most. I do need to get back to CFWU x 3. I have dropped dramatically in my pull ups.

Even though I don't have the classic amazing numbers, it is still a testimony to CF that I enjoy it so much and have completed an entire year. The excitement of "what is the workout of the day" hitting the refresh button hasn't warn off one bit. I am looking forward to beating that 191 WODs for this upcoming year.

If anyone cares to take the time, I'm curious how many WODs you all have completed in "your year?"
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Re: My year review

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If anyone cares to take the time, I'm curious how many WODs you all have completed in "your year?"
No clue. But, I feel your pain on not always being consistent with my workouts and even letting a few too many drinks come first. Awesome job on sticking through it all despite a hectic life. You are so much further along than if you had simply let a busy life take completely over.

Kick ***, man!
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Chris, way to go bro! Making it a year is awesome and proof of your dedication to self improvement. Your numbers make not be as good as you wish but considering the changes in your life and you sticking with CF, nothing to stress over. Set new goals, and attack with a new engery and desire for success. Believe and you will achieve!!! I'm a CF Noob but your testimony has already helped me. (if you can do it, so can I) Thanks my brother!

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: My year review

Thanks guys. I was bored and decided to figure out about how many WODs one should/could complete in a year. I was thinking that 3/1 with one week off for rest every twelve weeks that is recommended would result in about 118 days of rest. Which in turn would be 247 WODs. So subtract my 191 WODs I did, would leave 56 WODs I was short. The margin of error on this calculation is probably 5-10 WODs cause I wasn't that bored. Anyways, 56 isn't so bad when I break it down like that.

As Rob said, shoot for a goal. This will be hard. Because, honestly, I'm really enjoying doing the Hybrid which is sort of like doing a ME and met con in one day times 3 days a week. So calculate again, 3 x 48 weeks (4 weeks of rest) = 144 WODs. 144 is less but I am doing strength and met con in one day. So maybe this is actually 288. I don't know, I was bored?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:27 AM   #5
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Work life balance man, thats what it's all about. Congrats on a year and keep it up.
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Re: My year review

So here I am again. The end of year 2. March 14, 2009 to March 14, 2010. I'm very happy to have completed another year of CrossFit incorporating CrossFit Endurance. In July 09, I entered a 5K race which I haven't run competitively in years. I was somewhat disappointed in my finish so I turned to CFE. I was doing great until I got overzealous and went for an 8K race in November 09. As I upped the mileage I started to have some soreness in my lower legs. I pushed through it and completed the 8K, getting a personal record for mileage and time. I was so happy. But during the race I hurt my knee. Iced it well and healed perfect. However, the chronic pain in the lower left leg beneath the knee hurt even more. I've been biking ever since and now seeing specialists for a bump found on my tibia. Stress fracture? We'll see. So it looks like it will be a while for running. Additionally, I over did everything else too. I have tennis elbow in right, golfer's elbow in left, and shoulder issues on the right. I've gone way down in CF WODs and mainly been biking and doing yoga. Even though a lot has gone wrong, I'm up beat because I was making great gains prior to all the injuries. My Oly lifts were getting good and strong, CF total was PR, dialed in the zone diet, completed all beginner requirements recommended by CF Seattle, running was awesome, and I've found a new love for biking. Detailed Blog here.
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Re: My year review

I forgot...blog is WFS in above post.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #8
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Re: My year review

The bump in your tibia sounds like maybe Osgood Schlatters. Google it. I know nothing else about your condition except what you said about the bump so take that with a pound or two of salt.
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