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Something different

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Last night I had to be back at school at 6pm for an awards ceremony. With 2.5 hours to kill, if I didn't want to drive home and back, I decided to head to Crossfit Oahu to work out. I've never been there. The only other Crossfit I've been to is Kailua, and I didn't work out there I just checked in. So, I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and going someplace new with no one I know and I'm going to work out. It was okay. The people don't seem very friendly and the place is set up weird.



In the top middle, you can see some bars. Those are all the bars. There were 11 people working out all face to face with each other around these bars. Weird. I'm glad I went though and I'll go again. It was nice to walk into the place and see some familiar faces.  I saw the owner and one of the coaches who come to Kaneohe once in a while, plus a member who sometimes comes to Kaneohe. So it wasn't like I didn't know anyone. But still weird.

So the workouts.  I…

I met Karen and I kicked her ass....

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This is me doing Karen. Karen consists of 150 wall balls. 150!!! That's a lot of freaking wall balls. Especially when you are using a 14# medicine ball. But I did it. I did them in 13:43. I rocked that freaking bitch...... I was riding a high from having done that, RX btw..... When I realized I had also PR'd my power clean by 15#. 15#!!!! WTF!!!! Tonight I was on fire, on fire!!!!! I rocked that place. Last night was good, but tonight I really felt strong and capable again. Damn it's good to be back.

I'm Baaaaackkkkkkkk

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After the train wreck that was last week, I woke Saturday with a renewed determination to get back into the game. I went to Crossfit and we started with split jerks. Because of my shoulder I've been holding back doing anything really heavy that goes over my head. That was my intention with the split jerks but I ended up doing: 45-65-75-85-95#. Not bad. Much better than I expected. So that made me feel good. Then the WOD was:

200 meter run then
10-8-6-4-2
Dumbbell Snatch balance 5#
One legged squats 12"box w/45# plate
Then another 200 meter run

My time was 8:43 which was perfectly acceptable. Later that afternoon a group from Crossfit headed out to climb the Haiku stairs. It was the first time I'd ever tried them and I did not make it to the top, but I'm okay with that. Here is a picture of the stairs;



That's just one section of the stairs and not even a really bad section. So that was my Saturday afternoon. Sunday turned out to be a rainy, dreary day and we …