Burpee Legs, Baby

Saturday morning, I woke up in just enough time to squeeze in a little Backyard Workout before heading off to Hatha Star yoga. Even though I haven’t done CrossFit regularly since last November (!), I’ve started secretly stalking the CrossFit Austin web site again to read their WODs and imagine myself doing them. It’s kind of like flipping through non-paleo cookbooks just to daydream about... read more

Seated Box Jumps

My relationship with box jump started out pretty wobbly. But eventually, I conquered my fear of them, and jumping on stuff became one of my favorite things to do. To date, my box jump adventures have included showing you my box jump face, confessing my affection for burpee box jumps, and celebrating a box jump PR. Today — thanks to a tweet from Jen Sinkler — I discovered a tempting new variation:... read more

Box Jump Face

Not to be confused with pullup face, deadlift face, or thruster face. [Thanks to the photog at CrossFit Austin for capturing the... read more

I Can’t Help Myself – I Like Them

I know it’s a controversial point of view, but I love burpee box jumps. Ridiculous, right?! Our CrossFit Women workout yesterday was very taxing, and I didn’t finish it before the cut-off, but I’m calling it a rousing success anyway because (1) it included burpee box jumps which I totally loved; and (2) it was really, really, really hard, which made me feel like a champ, even though I was... read more

Have You Met My Hormones?

I can barely talk, I’m biting my tongue SO hard to keep from complaining. Good thing I can still type! I was enjoying about a week of normal energy levels, appetite, and joie de vivre. But yesterday, when my female hormone cycle took a left turn, the thyroid hormone bus careened to Mehsville – and promptly broke down just shy of the depot. I spent all day yesterday in my pajamas, fighting to keep... read more

I Heart Jumping On Stuff

Dave and I did our We Heart Burpees: A Valentine Workout this morning – with a few modifcations because a) there are AWESOME rocks at the park that beg us to jump on them and b) the ground was muddy and wet and we just really didn’t want to lie on it. Our workout went like this: Dave ran, and I did burpees (30). Then I ran, and Dave did burpees. Dave ran, and I did squats (105). Then I ran... read more

That’s Almost As Tall As I Am

Yeah, I’m thinking about trying the 24″ box at CrossFit Central. Um… Moody’s Crazy Box Jumps from Miranda Oldroyd on... read more

A Workout of Things That I Love

A few months ago, I wrote about a Workout of Things That I Hate™. It would be more accurate, I guess, to say they’re things I “love-hate,” but still… thrusters, butt-killing situps, and pullups… not my favorites. Today was much better! CrossFit Central is creating workouts named for CFC clients this month, and today was my day. Like a 4-year-old, I love anything with my... read more

What’s In A Name? Thrusters, It Turns Out

This morning at CrossFit Central, we did a workout called “Lizette.” It was named for a member of another CrossFit Women class who is, according to all reports, kicking ass and taking names with her training. I wonder how she feels about her name being associated thrusters, a movement I’ve previously declared my arch nemesis. This is Lizette, not doing a thruster. Lucky girl! The elite... read more

Zombie Attack Preparedness (ZAP) Workout

Around our house, we like to think that we’re prepared for when the zombies attack, thanks to our CrossFit training and dino-chow diet. With Halloween just a few days away, it seemed like the least we could do is share our Zombie Attack Preparedness Workout (ZAP) with you. Are you ready to join us in the fight against the undead?! Meet the CastMarc Majcher, zombiePai Majcher, zombie distractionBlake... read more

New Box Jump PR

For a long time, box jumps were my arch nemesis. Then on February 23, I finally jumped on that damn 20″ box. And every box jump since then has felt like a celebration ’cause I got that monkey off. my. back. Today, after a leisurely walk around the lake, Dave and I started jumping on stuff, specifically, the slabs of limestone that ring Austin City Hall. [Austin City Hall provides many... read more

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