Thursday, December 10, 2009


  1. StuLu | December 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I am hurting tonight. WAIT: I mean I am sore tonight. WAIT: I mean I can’t feel my arms. WAIT: What I mean is – I am alive.

    I saw this WOD and was thinking of maybe sitting it out. Giving my body a rest. But then the best of me came rushing forward…testing ones self is not about resting when tired…it’s about stepping up when you think you have nothing left. See you all at 5:00PM.

    And I think I will go buy a new LuLuLemon outfit to mark the occasion. I kinda like those Capri sweat pants they are showing now in the window. I have earned a fashionable WOD.

    • Mrs. Finkenstadt | December 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

      Thanks for the encouragement this morning!

    • train2live | December 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm


      Was that you heckling me this morning? I didn’t dare look up for fear of falling on my ass while running backwards. I got a good chuckle from your comment though.

      Dave O.

      • StuLu | December 10, 2009 at 3:29 pm

        That was me Dave! Just passing on a little MPH love from afar. If only you had looked…I was naked.

  2. Mr. LovePig | December 9, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Hi everyone – not to disturb any ongoing fantasies about Stu in a new LuLuLemon outfit – but I just want to remind you all to please bring food and clothes to MPH for donation!


  3. coach | December 10, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Tamra F.: 95x-95-95-100-100-lbs., 16:49
    Lynsey H.: 33-38-38-43-43-lbs., 19:25
    Stuart W.: pvc-pvc-pvc-33-33-lbs., 13:39
    Neil A.: 145-155-155-155x-145-lbs., 13:16
    Rob K.: 135-140-140-140x-135-lbs., 10:55
    David O.: 95-115-135-135x-x-lbs., 12:11
    Jessica H.: 65-70-70-70-70-lbs., 9:56
    Mayra C.: 65-70x-67.5-70x-65-lbs.,15:09
    Sidra C.: 75-80-90-95-100-lbs., 17:36
    Ivy F.: 105-115-115-115-115-lbs., 14:25
    Jeremy N.: 135-145-155-165-175x-lbs., 12:01
    Charles H.: 65-65-65-65-65-lbs., 12:13
    Joe P.: 175x-175-175-185-185-lbs., 11:59
    Guy F.: pvc-33-33-33-38-lbs., 14:12
    Shana S.: pvc-33-33-33-38-lbs., 15:21
    Travis O.: 95-95-95-105-105-lbs., 14:43
    Lisa C.: 33-33-45x-45-45-lbs.
    Glenn C.: 85-85-95x-95-95-lbs., 13:47
    Thomas M.: 95-95-95-95-95-lbs., 12:59
    Lee P.: 55-55-65-65-65-lbs., 14:11
    StuLu: 65-65-65-65x-65-lbs., 15:20
    Roselena R: 65-65-75-85x-85-lbs., 17:34
    Ricky B.: 115-115-125-135x-135x-lbs., 11:12
    Amy S.: 33-33-33-33-33-lbs., 16:01
    Mike S.: 145-145x-145-150x-150-lbs., 10:47
    Amy D.: 55-55-55-55-55-lbs., 12:44
    Susanna B.: 45-45-50-55x-55-lbs., 2:40, 2:56 (sub: 2x 400m)
    Wayne C.: 95-95-95-95-95-lbs., 15:50
    Daniel B.: 45-45-45-45-45-lbs., 15:28

  4. Rob | December 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I have a very important question: namely, how much alcohol should I bring on Friday?

    • mchofia | December 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

      You know Harris Teeter has a special, 15% off a case of wine ( 12 bottles/case). We could go in on a wine share…

      • tbferg | December 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

        I was planning to bring a couple bottles of wine. Or, the bottle of rum I brought back from Jamaica…

      • bibihan | December 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

        I would kick in on a wine share. Lisa

        • Rob | December 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

          I can do the same.

        • meghanmcnally | December 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

          me too

          • roselenaramirez1 | December 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

            Me too. I guess We will have a wine party

      • roselenaramirez1 | December 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm

        I am pretty much available tomorrow for get the wine. Let me know.

  5. StuLu | December 10, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I will bring Vodka. Do keep in mind that the buzz-carb ratio is far better with the hard-stuff.

  6. tbferg | December 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve been meaning to post this story for a couple weeks, but keep forgetting. It’s not really worth the wait, but here goes:

    At Thanksgiving, I went to my parents’ local grocery to pick up the turkey they ordered. It’s a Whole Foods-like place, with the meat counter in the very back of the store. The guy behind the counter found our turkey, then said “Do you have a cart?”
    Me: No, just hand me the turkey.
    Him: Sweetie (I was in TN), this is a 22.5 pound turkey. You’re going to need a cart.
    Me: Really, I don’t. Just hand me the turkey.
    Him: Let me come around there [walks around counter and out the butcher doors]. See- this turkey weighs over 20 pounds. Go get a cart.
    Me: [in a hurry, and getting cranky] Give. Me. The. Turkey.
    Him: [laughs] Fine, but I sure hope you don’t have to stand in line or anything!

    I’m sure none of you will be shocked to hear that I was able to carry that turkey to the front of the store, hold it while waiting in line, then carry it out to the car, no problem. I spent days laughing about how that guy thought a 22.5 pound turkey was just impossible for a woman to carry. Then I spent a couple days thinking about sad it was.

    • train2live | December 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

      Cute story, T. Had he only known that you could can deadlift more than he weighs.

      Dave O

    • coach | December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

      Yikes, T-Dogg.

      You should have thrown him and the turkey over your shoulder, hit a five-rep squat and carried them both to the checkout line.


  7. IWant2GetStronger | December 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    now that was priceless! 🙂 great story

  8. coach | December 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm


    One last request: does anyone have a cooler (or two) that we could borrow tomorrow night?

    We have scoured CVS, Whole Foods, 7-11 and three liquor stores to no avail…


    • Rob | December 10, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      I should be able to bring one.

  9. tealbaker | December 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I can bring 2 plastic tubs that I use for ice/drinks.

  10. coach | December 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Rob and Teal—that would be great.


    • tbferg | December 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

      I have a cooler I can bring, if you need one more.

  11. bibihan | December 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Hey- is someone able to pick up a case of wine from Harris Teeter or should we each just pick up a bottle tomorrow?


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