Thursday, November 5, 2009


  1. coach | November 5, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Kim H.: 24:54
    Ted K.: 22:08 (85-lbs., sub: 1000m row)
    Amy D.: 18:16 (65-lbs.)
    Alex M.: 17:01 (115-lbs.)
    Caitlin F.: 18:00 (75-lbs.)
    Austin W.: 16:10 (115-lbs.)
    Neil A.: 18:41
    Sidra C.: 20:18 (85-lbs.)
    David O.: 16:02
    Mayra C.: 19:35 (75-lbs.)
    Rob K.: 15:47
    Ivy F.: 20:29
    Jessica H.: 18:37 (75-lbs.)
    Mike S.: 15:36
    Travis O.: 21:40 (75-lbs.)
    David C.: 28:30 (75-lbs., 14-lbs., sub: 1000m row)
    Wanda K.: 17:34 (45-lbs., 400m)
    Dave R.: 13:21
    Amy S.: 20:51 (45-lbs.)
    Thomas M: 19:09 (75-lbs.)
    Jeremy N.: 18:03
    Tod C.: 17:08 (115-lbs.)
    Ravi S.: 20:28 (75-lbs.)
    Wayne C.: 18:47 (95-lbs.)
    Jason H.: 12:26 (65-lbs.)
    Charles H.: 21:27 (95-lbs.)
    Michael B.: 19:52 (45-lbs., 14-lbs.)
    Samir M.: 19:20 (65-lbs., 10-lbs.)
    David G.: 16:43 (115-lbs.)
    Kia H.: 19:52 (45-lbs.)
    Meghan M.: 14:47
    StuLu: 20:42 (135-lbs.)

  2. train2live | November 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Well they say “if you are never tested you cannot testify” . Here is another story about why I Crossfit.

    Some of you know that I had a new job opportunity come my way recently. I was very excited about it and everything was set for me to start this new job on November 23. I turned in my resignation at my current employer last Friday and the background check began…I have nothing to hide I thought so no worries right? Wrong! The background check revealed a DWI, which was over 5 years ago (Alcohol has never brought me joy only pain). Anyhow, I failed to disclose this on my application because I was thinking it was a traffic violation and not the misdemeaner that it is. As a result the offer for the job was rescinded. Great! Now what do I do? Well I can either begin a new job search and leave my current employer as planned or I can ask for my job back. Since I am not in a position to just quit working while I look for another opportunity, I now have the very humbling task of asking for my job back. Of course they are under no obligation to give it back to me, but I am hopeful that they will understand my situation and welcome me back.

    So how does this relate to Crossfit? I hear the coaches say often that what we do is not just physically challenging, but also mentally challenging. What keeps us moving forward to complete a WOD or to lift heavy weight when we don’t think we are capable is the mental side of the equation. I have seen how the right attitude and mental state can make a difference in my workouts. I point to last Friday where I exceeded my previous dead lift PR by 80lbs. I could not believe it myself! I had the right attitude, focus and mental component dialed in that day. I have seen it in my results on the WODs over these past few weeks like an improved mile time by 30 seconds, etc.

    So the situation I face above, while unfortunate and will go down as a lesson learned, is not going to be easy to walk through. But, I will muster the same mental focus that keeps me going at MPH to keep walking forward and facing whatever consequences I must face. I will not let it beat me…because I am mentally stronger than the task in front of me. I will not grovel…because I am better than that. I will face my employer, my cohorts and my staff with honesty and humility because that is what a Crossfitter would do.

    I tell you all this, because MPH and all who are associated with it are like a family to me and if my experiences can in any way help you to be a better athlete, brother, sister, mother, daughter, son, parent or person, than I can be better too.

    So wish me luck, tomorrow. You can be sure I will be focused on the task at hand.

    To my Crossfit family, thanks for listening.

    Dave “702” O

  3. IWant2GetStronger | November 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Once again. I am honored for your openness and friendship. Be strong and all the best tomorrow.

  4. mikeheartspullups | November 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Dave!!! This is sad news. At the same time, I’m barely concerned, because your head is in such a great place. I’m very hopeful that with your right mind and right action, you can get to the right result. You have been a real inspiration lately, not just in sharing with us, but also in getting so freakin strong! I know that will serve you.

    So best of luck tomorrow! Whatever happens, know it’s for a reason that may not be apparent to you just yet…

  5. jwood30 | November 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Dave, I wish you the best! We are thinking of you. Jeff

  6. StuLu | November 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm


    You got it buddy…and we all have your back.

    And, while I know it will all work out…if for some reason it does not I am looking for someone to come with me on a Nationwide Karaoke Tour next month. 30 cities in 30 days. I am kicking it off at the Holiday Inn Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We will sing for tips. And I have a feeling that you and I can work a room pretty well together. Think spandex jumpsuits a’la David Lee Roth – and we can do Burpees while singing “Jump.”

    On second thought…good luck tomorrow.


  7. voidwhichbinds | November 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dave –

    I could say I’m sorry for your situation, and I am; your oversight is their shortsightedness and loss.

    I could say I believe in you, and I do – I’ve seen the remarkable man and athlete you are – I learn from you nearly every time we workout together.

    With that as preamble, instead I’ll say that just as you’ve been relentlessly encouraging, thoughtful and good to your team mates – so shall we be there for you.

    You are in my thoughts – you can do it. If I could do this set with you, I would.

    very truly yours


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