Oh boy! It’s been a while since I’ve done a CrossFit post, and this one is more than worthy. This past week, we did the Filthy Fifty. It’s at least the third time that our gym has done some version of this WOD, but my first attempt at anything Filthy Fifty-ish. After I survived almost 33 minutes of the torture, I snuck back to the gym during Hank’s workout that afternoon to document.
To put this into perspective, here are the WOD details:
- -50 box jumps (20″ for women/24″ for men)
- -50 jumping pullups
- -50 kettlebell swings (35# for women/#55 for men)
- -50 walking lunges
- -50 K2E (knees to elbows)
- -50 push presses (45#)
- -50 back extensions
- -50 wallballs (#10 for women/#20 for men)
- -50 burpees
- -50 double unders
I can’t help but be inspired every time I walk into that place.
A bonus? How much they love our kids.
And how much our kids love them.
Our boys run into their arms just like family.
Look at these guys.
They tear it up, every day.
They show you how to give it everything you’ve got.
Have to show him again. Wowza.
If you’re reading this and wondering if you could ever do this, you can. There are people here from two to 50-something.
This guy, when he sees you do something you haven’t done before, will send you a text message like, “I saw what you did. Keep the hammer down and let’s go!” And that fires me up like nobody’s business, to have someone believe in me like that. To see in me stuff that I don’t, and to tease that out in bits and pieces to show me that it’s there.
Even after nearly a year of training here, it’s so very powerful.
How can you not be inspired?
I am particularly inspired by this guy and his post-WOD hairstyle.
Even Murph the dawg loves it here.
Oh gracious. There’s tongue out on both of them. Ew.
Everyone gets a rope.
Or drug around by one.
And everyone gets a helping hand when needed.
Even when all you wanted to do was yell into the tire to hear the funny sounds it makes.
The scorekeeper. It’s important, because your power and output are measurable, and then you can track your success and progress over time.
Breathe. Focus. Recover.