I’m not quite sure why, but there has been a recent flurry of new followers. What I find surprising is that, whilst I have indeed been posting, none of the recent posts have been public, i.e., I am the only person who can read them. I’m heavily leaning toward taking the posts offline completely. So there’s that.

I first starting  blogging as I way to record races that I ran, mostly writing about my experiences running marathons. When I began to CrossFit, the focus on the blog changed, and I would often write about my learning experiences. When I opened CrossFit Surmount, the tone of the posts changed somewhat, as I often bit my tongue so as to not offend members (and potentially HQ). Now that I’m working out solo, there isn’t much to blog about except, well, my workouts. And that’s kind of boring, don’t you think? I’ve been basically recording components and results of workouts. I seldom post any additional commentary, e.g., musings on teaching, politics, others, etc. Although I’ll go on record as saying it doesn’t take a genius to know the difference between “past” and “passed.”

In other words, I’m not sure why anyone would even want to read. Convince me that you do, and I may consider continuing. This is, however, quite unlikely (and this may very well be the last public post).

I rested yesterday, although I did clean the house. Yup, that’s a workout.

Friday, January 19 | Squattin’

As I had a conference call at 10 regarding an upcoming training opportunity in Raleigh, I ate breakfast (I can’t recall that last time I’ve eaten before working out) after walking Luke and before the conference call, and worked out after the call; thus, I didn’t begin working out until about 11.

Back squat
Establish 5 and 3 RM

I warmed up at 135, then did sets of 5 @ 165, 195, & 215, a 5# PR. I then immediately attempted, successfully, 3 reps @ 225, another 5# PR. I then completed front squats sets of 4 @ 135, 165, & 190. As 190 is 3RM, I’m pleased. Uhm, I didn’t have baseline 4RM so I won’t count as PR.


1, 2, 3…8, 9, 10 kipping pull-ups
2, 4, 6… 16, 18, 20 hand release pushups
3, 6, 9… 24, 27, 30 air squats

Everybody knows how I love a bodyweight workout! Whilst I did complete all rounds of pull-ups and air squats in unbroken reps, I was only able to do so through the round of 14 pushups before having to break up reps. Mah shoulders!

Time = 11:07

55 pull-ups, 110 pushups, 165 air squats. ‘Twas a workout.



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