Giving Thanks

Everyday I consider myself very lucky and thankful to have the best job in the world, and to be part of an amazing, inspiring, encouraging community.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach, work, and workout with great people.  I’m thankful for my health, and to have a kind, caring, beautiful, very understanding, young woman supporting me.

Too often we focus on the negative and what could be.  This is the season to be thankful for what we have.  Take a moment to reflect on all that’s gone right, and been good this year.  What are you thankful for?

November 24, 2010

Strength: Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5

WOD: 3 Rounds:
30 Air Squats
400m Run
50 Overhead Walking Lunges w/20# Med Ball
20 Box Jumps, 24″

CrossFit Fenway will be closed Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th.  No invasion Saturday, November 27th.

  45 comments for “Giving Thanks

  1. Justin S
    November 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Bench: 100kg, failed@ 110 x4, very GTL morning

    WOD: 15:25 Rx w/ 30# ball

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    • Eric P.
      November 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

      there is nothing more GTL than Bench press… can’t wait to wear the tight shirt tonight

      • Justin S
        November 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

        Totally agree, we need to put a tanning bed where the massage room used to be

      • Scrappy
        November 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

        “Not now, Chief…I’m in the f**kin’ ZONE”

        • Francesca
          November 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

          jeger bombz.

  2. Dan M
    November 24, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Bench: 85kg, failed @90 x 4
    WOD: 19:00

    I’m thankful for finding a gym where the trainers and other members provide community and inspiration on a regular basis. So thank you everyone! Happy Turkey Day!

    • Shrujal
      November 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Well said! I hope everyone and their families have a happy and healthy Thanskgiving and I look forward to burning those extra calories off next week!

  3. Jen G.
    November 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Bench: 35kg, which was my 3 rep a few weeks ago. Got 40 for 2, so probably could have gone somewhere around 37-38. But felt better than last time (and felt progressively better each set), so I guess I’m finally starting to get the hang of it.

    WOD: 26:40 Rx.

    Not gonna lie- a 20″ box would have been much nicer. And/or a 14# ball.

  4. Dan P.
    November 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Bench: 70kg Failed at 73 x 4.
    WOD: 16:21 Rx.
    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

  5. POPE
    November 24, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Bench: Fail @ 75kg x4

    WOD: 26:16 (legs gave out early on 24″)

    I am thankful for the first few seconds at the beginning of today’s WOD when I was actually ahead of Justin…

    Seriously though, I am very thankful for the finest 15 (plus) minutes of my day. Happy Thanksgiving, all.

    • Stacey
      November 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

      So funny when Pope ran out the door before Justin…I have never seen him move so fast!!! Nice work Pope!!!

      • POPE
        November 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

        Ha. Thanks, Stacey! I think I’ve always had a quick first step… Now the steps after that, those are a different story…

  6. Brian K
    November 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Maybe we could get some travel WODs and times going at some point this weekend. I hope everyone has a safe trip.

  7. Zander
    November 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Bench Press: 70kg failed at 80 X 2
    WOD: 14:06.

  8. Zander
    November 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Bench Press: 70kg failed at 80 X 2
    WOD: 14:06. rx

  9. Jen K
    November 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hi friends! This year I am so, so, so thankful for CFF and all of you!

    I’ve already flown south to hang out with my parents, so I won’t see you today. I like BK’s suggestion of posting our travel WODs – do it!

    Much love and don’t eat too much,

  10. kevin
    November 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Bench Press: 75kg

    WOD: 21:37 Rx

  11. Sandon
    November 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    BP – 90kg
    WOD: 18:52

  12. CJ
    November 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Wow today was a good day… because I wont be working out tomarrow cause of the holiday I decided to push it today…
    WOD 1: “Jackie” w/ a 20 lb. weight vest 10:19
    WOD 2: as RXed w/ 20 lb. weight vest 27:38


    • JT
      November 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

      CJ, you’re a beast. Send me your email address and I’ll shoot you some good weekend grinders sometime.

  13. Christina Nik
    November 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Hi all,

    I haven’t bench pressed since h.s., and it wasn’t pretty, 29kg, and my shoulder might be mad at me.

    I loved the WOD – Rx’d at 22:34 (I think it was that/roughly..).
    Legs will be burning the next couple days!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all – thanks for being such a great supportive group of people!!!

  14. Eric P.
    November 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    bench: 105kg
    wod: 14:42 rx w/30lb ball

    travel wod starting tonight at 8pm: 6 shots of patron, followed by some fist-pumps at midnight. long wod, should go til about 4am.

  15. Nathan Jokel
    November 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Did shoulder press instead of bench press: 62.5kg x 3, 95lbs x 16
    WOD: 15:57 Rx

    Happy Thanksgiving all!

  16. Scrappy
    November 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    GTL — 40kg, failed @ 42 x 4. Need more Ron-Ron Juice.

    WOD — 19:08Rx. Psyched.

    It’s been a year of ups and downs (aren’t they all?), but one thing I am extremely thankful for is the community I’ve found in CFF. You guys are probably the only people on Earth who understand what this place means to me. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving all!

  17. Cal
    November 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    bench: 27kg, took me 3 tries to get to 5. i DEFINITELY need more ron ron juice.

    WOD: 20:30 RX. first RX!!!! psyched :)

  18. Francesca
    November 25, 2010 at 6:14 am

    40kg, failed at 44×4
    WOR: 18:31 rx. Great job, 5:00 pm class. Such fun. Today I’ll be thankful for being part of such a great group. My time at CFF certainly is the finest 15 minutes of my day.

  19. Nick
    November 25, 2010 at 9:38 am

    55kg! That’s weight of some of my smaller students!!
    WOD: 18:41 Rx! My legs felt like cement!

  20. Jen K
    November 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Travel WOD update!

    I did 12 rounds of hang power cleans with dumbbells at 25% bodyweight, 30 seconds on and 30 seconds of rest. And totally frightened the old guy who came into the fitness center when I want grunting through my 11th set. Then yoga, and now food.

    • Scrappy
      November 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      Don’t forget to do your push-ups!

  21. David
    November 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Bench: 55kg (Failed @ 60×4)
    WOD: 19:49 Rx (Fun, but tough on my legs)

    Todays pre-turkey-mini-WOD:
    100 sit-ups: 6:30 (slow but steady pace)

  22. frank
    November 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    90kg x4
    19:22 rx

  23. Brian K
    November 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    100 double unders
    50 burpess
    100 double unders
    With the world’s worst rope.

    • Jen K
      November 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

      I can’t believe you did this post-Thanksgiving dinner. You’re a champ.

  24. POPE
    November 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Black Friday WOD:

    150 singles
    50 pushups
    120 singles
    40 situps
    90 singles
    30 burpees


  25. Brian K
    November 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I like Pope’s title so ill steal it,
    Black Friday Wod (in a golds gym so I got weird looks)
    Deadlift:5x5x3x3x1x1x1: 355 lbs
    5 rounds
    10 30″ box jumps
    10 Ring push ups (on a TRX suspension system)

  26. Jen G.
    November 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    “travel” WOD aka I went to a CrossFit at home:

    10 thrusters
    50 sit-ups
    8 thrusters
    40 sit-ups

    8:08 with 63# thrusters.

    But!! We did some rope climb practice and I made it up 20′. That was pretty awesome. And I’m starting to recover from the 7 hours of sitting Wednesday night on the train.

  27. Scrappy
    November 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    3 rounds for time:

    50 air squats
    25 hands-up push-ups
    50 sit-ups

    12:54. Situps fell apart faster than usual without the AbMat.

  28. Jen K
    November 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    5 rounds:
    10 burpees
    10 TTB (which I discovered just today that I could do!)
    10 squats with heavy dumbbells


    A guy came in while I was doing TTB and asked if I was training for the circus.

    • JT
      November 27, 2010 at 10:11 am

      Answer: “No, that’s the people in the back room.”

  29. David
    November 27, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Solo invasion @ Back Bay Fens.
    5 rounds:
    400m run
    15 Burpees
    15 Box jumps

    + 3x400m run (à 1:30)

  30. kevin
    November 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Friday WOD:

    50 Thrusters (95#) for time: 10 minutes (I need people yelling at me apparently–go figure!).

    Saturday WOD:

    Version of the row/max rep pull-up: run a 1/4 mile, max rep pull-ups, repeat. AMRAP 20 min: 174 pull-ups.

    • kevin
      November 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

      whoops–I meant PUSH-UPS not PULL-UPS. DOH!

  31. Jen K
    November 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Today: ran 3 miles, then did sprint intervals for one more. In southwest Florida at 2pm – it was HOT.

  32. Scrappy
    November 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    LSD (Long Slow Distance) day — between 10.5 and 11 mi. This was my first small taste of what marathon training during the winter is going to be like…time to support the economy and buy some decent cold-weather gear.

  33. Zander
    November 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Travel WODS:

    Boths in strange DC locations.

    The first:

    three rounds of
    – 30 push ups
    – 30 air squats
    – 1 lap around the National Cathedral Cathedral(my guess… ~400 meters)

    The second:
    warm up:
    – 60 double unders
    – 20 pull ups
    3 rounds of
    – 500m row
    – 30 pushups

    I did this one at the Tindley Sport and Athletic Center in DC. I might have had a Kramer-esque incident with the swiftly spinning, low hanging ceiling fans and my jump rope.

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