Saturday, 27 December 2008


Week 1, Round 1 - again!
5 x 80kg
5 x 82.5kg
5 x 85kg

20 x 60kg

Hoping I get a better run at it this time.

Won’t be a metcon today, too much time with visiting out-laws.

Friday, 26 December 2008

J.T. - because you have to every so often

HSPU - piked, feet on a 24" bx
Ring dips - feet on a 20" box
Push-ups - had to go to hands on the 20" box 7 reps into the first round


I knew it was going to be bad, but this was just dreadful

Lynette gleefully told me I had a CrossFiit smile on my face while in mid-pushup, you know, the grimace of pain and exhaustion.

I told her F.U.J.M.

Well I wasn't going to tell my wife to do that and Jeff's used to it.

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

This one's being sent post-Christmas lunch this year.

Christmas this year is at our house with pretty much just Lynette, Allan and me, with the very welcome addition of Lynette's Dad and her 5 y.o niece. The little one has been a delight and a terror. Bossing everyone around, sulking, starving, not eating, getting full, having room for dessert, and that was breakfast.

The dessert department fell down slightly when it mis-timed the jelly (jello) preparation, but they rallied well with root beer floats. As I'm a part-time member of the dessert department through being slated to make a pumpkin pie with the ingredients Laura Rucker sent over I also have to take a hit on that one. I didn't realise it was served cold and thought I could get away with baking it in the oven with the turkey. The turkey, which is my department, was a success, although rather large for the number of people we have here.

We watched 4 hours of highlights from the Johnny Cash show, technically a present from us to Lynette's dad, but I suspect a backup copy may be taken before he travels back home. I used to watch the show with my parents when I was a kid and they loved it, so it has happy associations. And it was fun to put faces to the Country and Western songs we've all heard forever.

My present from Lynette arrives in February when a new mobile phone running the Android Open Source OS makes its way from Australia to here. Android on a phone earns me Geek Points and the fancy phone means I can keep in touch with administering and posting on the BrandX forum without having to get home to get online. We go shopping for a portable HD for her in the post-Christmas sales. In the meantime we got each other DVDs (Wonder Woman for her, The Long Kiss Goodnight for me) and snacks. Semi-zone in both cases in that they contain nuts, but the chocolate coating or honey roasting kind of negate that. And we won't discuss the peanut-butter M&Ms or peanut brittle or chocolate chip biscuits. The last 3 supplied by international sugar dealer LauraR. We did a few shipments of NZ candy back the other way so we're not entirely guiltless in that area ourselves

This year we had a wonderful trip together to the States and Brand X and we met some of the best people in the world, most of whom live in or around Ramona. I got to go to 2 certs and finally get some of my form on track. Unfortunately training at a proper CF gym has spoiled me and I'm no longer satisfied to put up with pull-ups on a rafter, so a freestanding pull-up bar will be assembled in the new year. It and squat racks were supposed to be my Christmas project except I hadn't checked when my staff card to the building supplies yard expired and I'll have to get a new one when work opens up again to make it affordable. I'll sneak in to CF New Zealand whenever they let me and use theirs so I don't totally lose the kip Jeff beat into me.

Have a great Christmas.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


400M run
50 abmat sit-ups
50 Supermans


Bad case of michael-butt to remind me what it feels like.

Sucky time.
My objectives were:
Do a bit of running to get the feel back
Keep moving the whole way through

Achieved those, so it will do.

Monday, 15 December 2008


The level that flabby middle-aged geeks who haven't trained in way too long use.
60kg deadlifts
Piked HSPU


Edit: Just checked; Good grief, that's still about the same time I got last time I used 60kg and 6 minutes less than when I used 80kg! Man I was posting some crap times!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Deadlifts, and other stuff

3 rounds
10 x 60kg deadlifts
20 KTE
1 x carry 20kg plate overhead the driveway and back.