Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farewell, Granny. May You Rest in Peace.

The Mhire Family- as Cajun as they come. Loves it.

"The Tree" at Granny's House in Louisiana. This tree is on the historical registry and protected by the state of Louisiana. Probably one of the most vivid memories I have as a child of their home. That's my brother, Josh looking up at it.

It's been awhile since I've last posted, I know...My beloved Granny- the last of the grandparents on both my mother and father's sides of the family passed away on Monday of last week. Training goals, coaching wods and clients, and cabin getaway trips to the Buffalo River in Arkansas would all have to wait. On Thursday last week I left town with my Mom, Dad, Brother (Josh), Sister (Rachael) and her husband (Jeremy) and took an 11 hour drive to South Louisiana- Abbeville to be exact. It was a somewhat somber trip but overall a very pleasant opportunity to visit with my dad's side of the family. It was nice to catch up with aunts, uncles, and cousins whom I very rarely get a chance to spend quality time with. I was gone for 5 days and I think it's the longest time I've spent away from CFS since we opened two years ago. It felt like forever. Tuesday I was SO glad to be back.

While away, I was able to workout 3 times: a 5 min max reps burpees effort- I got 81 reps and twice I woke up and ran 2 miles. That was it. Tuesday I sacrificed myself to the Cfit gods...

Tuesday 6/8: The 2009 CrossFit Games Final "Chipper" WOD. I did this one last in January in 24 minutes. After 5 days of Cajun cooking and very little training- 38 minutes. OUCH. It was kind of like watching "Rocky VI": It sucked. I knew it would but I felt it a neccessary evil in order to get back into the grind.

Wednesday 6/9: 9-6-3 rounds of 135lb Power Snatch, Snatch Balance, OHS- then 50 Pull Ups. Then 9-6-3 rounds of 135lb Front Squat, Backsquat, SDHP- then 50 Ring push ups. It took 28 minutes. Not great- I know- but I was feeling like I was kind of getting back into the groove.

Thursday 6/10 (Today): First I did 5 x 7 Backsquat (135/205/225/245/245 rested 5 minutes and then did 10 minutes AMRAP of 7 SDHP, 95lb; 7 KB Swings, 24kg; 7 Push Press, 95lb. Got 9 Rounds and felt great about it.

I also did Murph with Coach B, Grant, Melissa, and Jessi. I finished it in 45:28. It really just felt good to do the work and sweat out all the gumbo, ettouff'ee, and boudin I ate over the course of last weekend during Granny's funeral proceedings.

I missed my family and my CrossFit Springfield family while I was gone and it sure has been great to see everyone's smilin' faces this week!

~Cochise out!

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