MK: Will u be attending open gym tomorrow morning
PP: Yes. U get morning off. Enjoy!
MK: I’ll be there before u leave
MK: To say hi
MK: Maybe a hug
I woke up well-rested and in a very good mood, if for no other reason than I was anticipating that hug. I arrived at CFZ at 5:30 am and Burt was already there. Yes, Burt was already there. I didn’t mind too terribly as he had chocolate milk in tow. I selected Imogen Heap for today’s Pandora playlist and “Hide and Seek” was the first song to play. What a wonderful start to the day!
Burt was his usual chatty self, so I pretended to listen to him. I even occasionally nodded my head as if in agreement. Lauren and Michael Kelley’s fraternal twin brother arrived shortly thereafter.
My shoulders were a little tight, you know, due to all of the push pressing yesterday, so I warmed up with yoga. Uhm, I even saw Burt doing yoga. Do you heart yoga as much as I do, Burt? Do you? Do you?
I began by practicing double unders, alternating between regular and speed rope. Next up were GHD bench presses. Having seen this on the main site, I was anxious to try. I first used a 15 and a 33# bar to get a feel for things, and then used a 45# bar. The most difficult part was reaching back to get the bar as well as returning the bar after reps. Can we include these in a metcon, Michael Kelley and/or Dave? Can we? Can we?
Why haven’t any of you asked about my left bicep and shoulder? It’s as if you don’t even care. Just so you know, my bicep appears to be completely healed, and my shoulder is well on its way to recovery. Finally! The proof is in the Turkish pudding.
I completed Turkish get-ups on both arms and worked up to a single rep @ 52#. I’m going to continue to work on TGUs as this will be a very good way to strengthen and rehabilitate my shoulder. Wall ball shots and wall walks are another good way to accomplish this.
5 rounds for time:
10 unbroken wall ball shots, 20# wall ball & 10’ target
5 wall walks
As we don’t run nearly enough at CFZ, I decided to remedy the situation. Have I mentioned that I heart running? I do. I truly do.
This metcon was surprisingly challenging, and quite enjoyable.
I missed the first wall ball shot of the 3rd round. Fortunately it was the first and not the 10th rep.
During 2 of my 200m runs, MKFTB happened to be running at the same time as I was. It’s as if he wanted to race. Keep in mind that I was running as part of a metcon and not speed intervals. I crushed him nonetheless.
Burt was kind enough to grab my iPhone and snap a few photos.
As I was reaching the 100m turnaround of my very last 200m run, I white Chevy Equinox came careening around the corner. I blew TKFTB a kiss.
I completed the metcon in 16:47.
Michael Kelley’s hair looked the worst I’ve ever seen it look. Just terrible. Imagine a 4th grade boy whose mother brushed his hair for his school picture, complete with a part and a bangs. That’s what it looked like. I commented and he said, “You’re being mean. I was going to hug you.” I hugged him instead, making sure that I rubbed my sweat on his sweatshirt (since after all it is a “sweat” shirt) and grabbed his ass. Well, as rather small part of his large ass as that is all that my hand could grasp. I also told him I loved him.
This shit has got to stop. I miss the days when we constantly fought. Thus, I made sure to make Michael Kelley mad at me this evening. Unfortunately, I didn’t last long, and he quickly discovered my motives. Damn. He gets smarter all of the time. Damn, damn, damn.
I often wonder what CFZers think about me. No, not about my friendship with Michael Kelley, because I really don’t give a shit what anyone thinks about that. I work out with many of the people I coach, and they get to see firsthand just what a selfish asshole I can be. I don’t share, I can be quite aloof and standoffish, and I’m very full of myself. I can also sometimes be outright mean — under the guise of being witty, of course. And these very same people are expected to respect me as a coach. Huh?
Perhaps this is one of the reasons that I enjoy coaching at CFD on Sundays. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy coaching at CFZ, because I most certainly do. However, I haven’t worked out with the majority of people that I coach at CFD, so they only know me as a coach. Thus, I’ve (hopefully) earned their respect and have credibility as a coach.
I’m done now.