Monday, June 4, 2012


Regionals has concluded and I've been trying to relax more, spend more time focusing on my family, and I've been gearing up for the opening of our second crossfit affiliate: CrossFit Springfield East! I'm also excited about getting back to blogging a bit. It seems to help me during the CrossFit Games season to back off the amount of personal blogging I do, mainly because it usually ends up being done during the wee hours of the night. If it's not done then, it cuts into spending time with the family. Which seg-ways me perfectly...

It's been a great relief to finally drop down on my training hours and intensity. I've been trying to pump more of that TLC into Jenny and the kiddos. We've had some good times as of late...Exhibit A:

My post-regional approach to training has been all about having some fun. I've tried to decrease the loads on my met-cons and chippers and I've dropped the relative intensity and volume of my training way down as well. For me, it's been mainly all about letting my body reset and recover from the onslaught of abuse it has taken over the past 4 months of prepping for the TNT competition, the Open, and Regionals. Today, I went to the park and did an untimed BW workout of: 150 Air Squats, Run 400m, 100 Sit Ups, Run 400m, 100 Push Ups, Run 400m, 50 Pull Ups. Last Friday I worked up to a 1RM snatch (current PR is 250lb). I hit 245lb and missed on 255lb but came super close:

Bummer, eh? Not to worry...I shall make it float soon :) After the snatch work I did "Amanda" which is 9-7-5 rds of Muscle Ups & Squat Snatch @ 135lb. My time at the 2011 CFG North Central Regional was 5:56 and Friday I managed 5:30; Not bad considering my recent lack of legit WOD-ing all the garbage I've consumed in the past two weeks since the 2012 CrossFit Games North Central Regional concluded. I've done "Amanda" in 4:59 so I know I'll have to eventually pick back up my game to beat my best score. 

For now, I'd like to get back to finding some balance in all aspects of life. This morning, the pastor at our church (Tommy Sparger, North Point) spoke about how if many of us were asked to list our order of priorities in life, we'd say "God first, family second, career third." His challenge to everyone was to think more holistically by using Matthew 6:33 as a guide: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." If GOD really is our first priority and we were to truly and sincerely seek His will in each of our lives, He will begin to permeate and transform everything else we pursue; peace within our families and in all our relationships, success within our workplace, stability in the area of our finances, etc. It is when I remember and meditate on this truth that I begin to feel my life course move toward a more clearly desired objective. Here's to finding balance and to the ongoing journey of life!


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