Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance 

I’m sitting in a waiting room while my car gets its brakes replaced. I knew this moment was coming. I heard the grinding noise emanating from my right rear tire when I depressed the brakes. I brushed the noise over to the I’ll get to it later category. Well, later became abso-freaking-lutely right now.  Oops. 

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Rumblings and Stirrings

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I can feel it coming in the air tonight. Man, I love that song. I mean, who doesn’t play the air drums during that brief, beautiful drum solo? Actually, I dig quite a few Phil Collins songs, but I reckon that’s fodder for a discussion on down the road. My point with this post is, I […]

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2015 CrossFit Open WOD 15.5 Recap

2015 CrossFit OpenWOD 15.5Row(calories)

There we were, waiting. Waiting for that word. That word that brings a chill down our spine and starts our stomachs churning. Burpees. We hadn’t had burpees yet in the 2015 CrossFit Open. There have, historically, always been burpees in the Open. It was just a matter of how many and what variation. And then, as Castro ticked off […]

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You Might Be A CrossFitter If…

You might be a CrossFitter if...

You remember Jeff Foxworthy, right? He was the guy that came up with the “You might be a redneck if…” routine. There were beautiful gems such as: You might be a redneck if… someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle. You might be a redneck if… someone you knew died […]

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2015 CrossFit Open WOD 15.3 Recap

The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open WOD 15.3 - Muscle-Ups, Wall Balls and Double Unders Workout - ifailedfran.com

The Muscle-Up. Arguably, the hallmark of a CrossFitter. Arguably, one of the toughest and most demanding movements in CrossFit. Not arguably, the muscle-up was the first movement of Open workout 15.3. The question transitioned from ‘Rx or scaled?’ to ‘Can you do a muscle-up or not?’. Could I, or could I not?

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On My Averageness

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I wouldn’t call myself an average CrossFitter. If I’m being 110% honest, in my mind I am below average at CrossFit. There are times when I feel like such an oxymoron – me with this CrossFit blog when I’m really not that good at CrossFit. Why do I do this when half the things I […]

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