Tough Celebration

Tough Celebration

Last weekend, I went to a memorial service for an amazing woman. She was my age. I left the service sighing and teary. Sadness was not the prevailing emotion as I headed home, however. It was inspiration.

Disease had ravaged her body even when her mind and heart were so strong, powerful even. So much was done to keep her alive, but the disease took over anyway like a rogue wave, big and unstoppable.

I thought about her during our mental toughness workout yesterday — not in a sad way — and not in a pumped-up, let’s-do-it-for-her! way either. At the risk of sounding trite, I wanted to celebrate movement, the fact that we can and do move. We are a consistent group here at CFLA, and we’re down to earth, and we move. We’re able to put one foot in front of the other during those stupid 800m repeats, and I’m glad we can.

The feeling, this gratitude, is matter-of-fact. It isn’t false. It isn’t chest-thumping. It’s a current of energy that flows us forward. And it’s a privilege in the most subtly powerful of ways. I’m happy to celebrate that.


Friday’s Workout

Back squats

B) Handstand walk circus

8 Kipping pullups
8 Pushups
60 Double unders

Saturday’s Workout

Partner WOD
Complete the following with a partner:
Can break up and perform in any order:

100 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
150 Wallballs (20/14)
200 Situps
1600m Run

Sunday’s Workout

“Super Bowl 50”

46 Double unders (Over/under)
26 Mtn Climbers (Panthers score & run)
20 Wall Balls (Broncos score & pass)
190m Run (190min game)
–E5MOT5M: 7 Tuck jumps (TD points after 5min quarters)–

Monday’s Workout

1250m Run
20 Push presses (115/75)
30 KB Russian twists (24/16)
40 Burpees
30 KB Russian twists
20 Push presses
1250m Run



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