Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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  1. coach | October 18, 2011 at 8:54 am
     

    –Scores–
    Alex M.: 14 rounds +… 7x pushup
    Borja G.: 12 rounds +…. 7x pushup
    Alex H.: 17 rounds
    James C.: 10 rounds + …3x pushup
    Ted K.: 11 rounds +… 6x pushup
    Matthew W.: 16 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Jon H.: 10 rounds +…6x pushup
    Steve M.: 10 rounds +… 3x squat
    Scott T.: 7 rounds + 5x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Katie M.:9 rounds +… 6x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Jen O.: 4 rounds +… 6x pushup (sub: strict bodyrow; 15′ amrap)
    Robert W.: 5 rounds +… 8x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green; 15′ amrap)
    Campbell R.: 6 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Randy F.: 4 rounds +… 5x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green; 15′ amrap)
    Kris C.: 21 rounds + 1x sit-up (sub: sit-up, lunge)
    Brian W.: 7 rounds + 5x bodyrow (sub: strict bodyrow; 15′ amrap)
    Sandra A.: 6 rounds (sub: strict bodyrow, knee pushup; 15′ amrap)
    Keith W.: 10 rounds
    Rob K.: 20 rounds
    Josh M.: 19 rounds + 3x pull-up
    Matt H.: 11 rounds
    Sidra C.: 10 rounds + 3x pull-up
    Jeremy N.: 9 rounds +… 3x squat
    BIll G.: 15 rounds +… 7x pushup
    Glenn C.: 6 rounds +… 5x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue, sit-up)
    Kaisa A.: 10 rounds +… 4x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Caitlin S.: 9 rounds +… 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Cristian D.: 8 rounds + 1x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Julie G.: 6 rounds +… 6x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Keena S.: 8 rounds +… 2x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Kirsten P.: 8 rounds +… 3x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Mayra C.: 6 rounds +… 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Set S.: 9 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Rocio Q.: 4 rounds +… 6x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, 1/2x incline knee pushup)
    Erez Y.: 8 rounds +… 7x sit-up (sub: strict pull-up, 2x sit-up):
    Ralph B.: 10 rounds +… 8x pushup
    Chris T.: 12 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Rob M.: 9 rounds
    Jeff W.: 12 rounds +… 10x squat
    David O.: 12 rounds + 2x pull-up
    John B.: 17 rounds + 3x pull-up
    Drew P.: 11 rounds +… 9x pushup
    Kate R.: 9 rounds + 5x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue, incline puhsup)
    Jessy C.: 7 rounds + 4x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red, incline pushup)
    Ivy F.: 5 rounds +… 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Daniel H.: 9 rounds + 5x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Dave R.: 16 rounds + 2x pull-up (sub: strict pull-up)
    Mark C.: 7 rounds +… 11x squat (sub: strict bodyrow, knee pushup)
    Joseph P.: 8 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue, sit-up)
    Jennifer M.: 5 rounds +… 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, knee pushup, 15′ amrap)
    David S.: 15 rounds +… 5x pushup
    Clint R.: 13 rounds +… 4x squat
    Christy P.: 15 rounds (sub: ledge pull-up, true pushup)
    Brian T.: 13 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Andrew R.: 14 rounds + 4x pull-up
    Thomas M.: 13 rounds +… 2x squat
    Matt C.: 6 rounds + 3x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Christine S.: 12 rounds +… 6x squat
    Amy D.: 5 rounds +… 12x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Ashley T.: 9 rounds +… 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Bill M.: 8 rounds +… 5x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    John G.: 7 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Travis O.: 6 rounds +… 8x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Charlotte A.: 4 rounds +… 8x pushup (sub: strict bodyrow; 15′ amrap)
    Danny M.: 8 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Neil A.: 13 rounds + 4x pull-up
    James H.: 11 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Sean F.: 12 rounds + 4x pushup
    Ben T.: 14 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Chris C.: 15 rounds +… 2x pushup
    Brad R.: 7 rounds +… 10x pushup
    Diana D.: 8 rounds + 1x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    JC L.: 7 rounds + 1x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Katherine S.: 7 rounds +… 10x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Jenn J.: 6 rounds +… 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Candida M.: 9 rounds (sub: strict bodyrow, incline pushup; 15′ amrap)
    Alexis P.: 5 rounds +… 1x pushup (sub: strict bodyrow; 15′ amrap)
    Rachel Z: 5 rounds +… 7x pushup (sub: strict bodyrow, incline pushup; 15′ amrap)
    Jesse L.: 10 rounds +… 9x squat (sub: 2x sit-up, lunge)
    Michael F.: 17 rounds +… 5x pushup
    Peter H.: 10 rounds + 5x pull-up
    Brian J.: 13 rounds + 2x pull-up
    Ryan S.: 11 rounds
    Leota B.: 10 rounds +… 4x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red, sit-up)
    Alissa G.: 10 rounds +… 2x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, red)
    Krishnan S.: 7 rounds + 2x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Jerry C.: 8 rounds +… 13x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Arvin G.: 6 rounds + 2x pull-up (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Ty C.: 9 rounds (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, blue)
    Diane N.: 5 rounds +… 2x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Scott F.: 6 rounds +… 6x squat (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green)
    Valentina F.: 5 rounds +… 9x pushup (sub: jump-stretch strict pull-up, green, incline pushup)
    Sonal M.: 5 rounds +… 13x squat (sub: strict bodyrow, knee pushup)
    Bryan K.: 3 rounds +… 14x squat (sub: strict bodyrow, incline pushup; 15′ amrap)

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  2. katems23 | October 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm
     

    Hey guys –

    I never imagined myself capable of taking on a challenge of this dimension before I started crossfit (yes, I ran a marathon without training and just completed a 200-mile relay race), but look at me now. I told Mel Thursday morning that I was a little sore. She asked why. Because I started playing ice hockey, that’s why. 6 weeks ago I picked up a stick for the first time, enrolled in a learn-to-play class and have been playing ever since. Oh and on Wednesday night I body checked (laid out) 4 people on the ice. I was back in the CF saddle Thursday morning to work out with the solid 6am crew too. Although a little sore, my body’s ability to absorb the impact of another body has improved drastically (wow that doesn’t sound at all perverse), and all thanks to the strength and courage I’ve gained from crossfit.

    So here’s to more of my misadventures over this past weekend. I suppose this would be considered an “Outside the Box WOD” for me. My buddy Greg wanted to see my hockey skillz in action — as the last time he saw me skate I sucked so badly I used his leg as a humping post to gracefully keep from continuously falling on my ass on the ice. Bet you all can picture it. So Greg invited me to play a game in his league Friday night. And I am not one to turn down a physical challenge (especially with the cool confidence I’ve gained from crossfit), so agreed without thinking twice, that is until I got more info on what I really got myself into. Like most guys, Greg’s communication skills are sub-par. So I asked if his team was good. His response, “Eh, we’re pretty good. Lets just say I’m not the best player on the team.” (Gee, informative… that doesn’t help me at all as I’ve never seen Greg play, so “pretty good” could mean I may or may not be killed out there.) So I asked him if there are any girls are on his team.
    G: “nope.”
    Me: “what about in the league?”
    G: (little head scratching) “I haven’t played against a girl since moving here to Pittsburgh 2 years ago.”
    Me: (gulp.) “is there a locker room for me to change?”
    G: “yeah. With the team.”

    So I suited up with the boys to play my first “real” hockey game. That’s right, a chick with a stick penetrated an all-men’s league. The teams had no idea what they were about to experience that Friday night. I went out there and played my heart out (trying not to embarrass myself completely). I did have a 4 hour drive so I printed out from a random website “hockey for dummies 101” (probably written by a Canadian hockey jock strap because spelling and grammar were atrocious) to learn rules and a little strategy before the game. I had also picked up my new lefty stick from the hockey proshop as I believe myself to be a closet lefty (but definitely NOT a good idea to switch stick handling hands before your first game… Note for next time obviously.)

    The guys were super sensitive as always to female players. Very apologetic. When I did smash into the other team, the guy overly apologized and asked if I was ok. I wanted to tell him to fuck off – I can take a hit like any dude so no need to apologize. I’m wearing hockey pads, not a sanitary pad douche bag. But I bit my tongue because I’m a lady…

    You’ll all be proud that only on 2 occasions Greg had to direct me which direction we were attacking. AND I completely clobbered a 6’4″ guy out there — swept him clean off his feet, literally, as my stick went straight between his legs and I basically bicycle spoked him, launching him 2 feet into the air. It was AWESOME — except it was Greg, my teammate. The ref thought the other team did it so called a penalty on them for my hockey wizardry. And, finally, at one point Greg watched me skate in circles clearly me not knowing at all what I’m doing and then started to laugh, then our goalie started laughing at me too. The other team was probably also laughing. But that didn’t stop me from going out there, playing as aggressively as my skill level allowed and not letting fear stop me from what I knew I was fully capable of doing. So let’s say this was a complete success, even though I was less than graceful. After the game, the only coaching advice I got was to talk more trash in the face off circle (I can rectify that in a snap – next time that guy apologizes for knocking me down, I’m going to rip him a new one). I got to see lots of on ice and off ice spitting and an eyeful of dudes in jock straps and holey underwear. All in all, everyone (my team and the opposing team) were happy to have me out there because I showed courage… especially in the locker room… I even made a typically grumpy gus smile. I’m not told not many people have seen him smile. Maybe it was my cooter cup (yes, girls also wear jock straps for protection), or maybe it was my can-win attitutue, but whatever it was, I was a proud hockey player (aspiring) and courageous crossfittter.

    God, I love this game. I couldn’t have done it without crossfit.

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    • mchofia | October 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm
       

      Katie I can think of tons of people men & women who would have punked out on playing Friday. You got right in the eye of the storm. It’s clear the intensity and determination you’ve demonstrated at the box (remember that one time you went from 0 to double digit hspu in one WOD?) is something you live. You showed those boys that this may be a man’s world but it ain’t nothing without a MPH woman! 😀

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  3. Ryan D. | October 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm
     

    OTB: 16 rounds + 5x pull-up

    I had a few short waits for the pull-up bar but don’t think it would have added more than a round. Started breaking on both push-ups and squats.

    Katie, that’s an inspiring and hilarious story… well played, and well told.

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  4. jessykate | October 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm
     

    LOL katie, best post ever :). if they have any doubt at your ability to talk trash, just point them towards this page!!

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  5. Mrs. F | October 19, 2011 at 9:04 am
     

    Love your story, Katie! Keep giving ’em hell on ice!

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