Sunday, June 3, 2012

Flip Tires, not Pancakes

Most people on a Saturday morning are sleeping in and enjoying a nice breakfast in the comfort of their pajamas (pancakes would be my first choice). 

Not us, oh no, not us. Bright and early we're off to WOD. 

The Workout of the Day
5 rounds for time
5 below parallel push ups
10 toes to bar
50m tire flip
3 muscle-up progressions (3 pulls ups, 3 dips)
50m tire flip 

I think the tire flip distance was a little more like 100m, but it could have been that the tire weighed 380 pounds and took the LIFE out of you each flip. 

I did start this WOD with a shirt on. It was just one of those kind of days, you know, when you need to rip your clothes off, hulk-style.

This is where we did our push-ups. For the rep to count, your chest had to reach below your hands, thus dip a little below parallel, farther than you could get on the ground anyways. These were tough as fugg.

Toes to bar are getting easier, finally. This was my goat (along with a million other movements) for the longest time, but the more we work on them, the more I master them!

Annie T (Fittest Woman on Earth!) demonstrates them beautifully below.

I thought this WOD was never going to end! The 380 pound tire was becoming the bane of my existence. Here Stace and Kam show that rubber bitch who is boss.

Finished! (Finally.)

My forearms are tired, my biceps are shredded - literally, rubbed raw from the tire. 

But, I wouldn't have it any other way. :) This WOD was so tough physically and mentally. I love the mental WODs, because they change and challenge me more than anything else. 


We were a hungry herd of elephants after this workout, so we went home, cleaned up, and grubbed up at Rudy's BBQ for a little Crossfit family nosh session. 

I was so tired. Driving was so painful, I could barely grip the steering wheel. A Blue Moon had me right as rain with a mountain little bit of brisket. 

The man in the red shirt is our Coach, we call him Papa. We wouldn't be the ladies we are today if it were not for him. Love my Papa Serrano!

This morning the two of us honored a fallen hero. 

Squat clean, 95# (scaled to 65#)
Double unders
Deadlift, 185# (scaled to 135#)
Box jump, 24" (scaled to 20")
Begin each round with a 50m bear crawl

Time: 30:04

U.S. Army Corporal Nathan B. Carse, 32, of Harrod, Ohio, assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade, based out of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on February 8, 2011, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his mother Janis and sisters Megan Brown and Kristin Purdy.

God bless, Corporal, God bless.


  1. BEAST! I slept till 10:30 on Saturday. I could barely move after 700m weighted walking lunges!! That tire looks a little more challenging though..
    You have inspired me to get my butt up for 6am WOD in the am.

    1. I LOVE to hate lunges! Sounds like a burner.

  2. Your box looks like a ton of fun with great people. I can't even fathom that workout... insanity! How long have you been doing crossfit??

    1. Just about a year now, but I've been doing it much more strictly since about February.

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    1. That would be awesome! How is GPP going?

  4. Hi! I found your blog last week and I love it! You look absolutely amazing and you are an inspiration! Love your abs, girl!

  5. That workout sounds awesome, brutal but fun! :) Nice work. And I love that it's all outside, that's my kind of workout.

  6. wow, the WOD looks badass!

  7. Major props on what looks like a crazy-hard-FUN WOD! I especially like that you posted your night-before shenanigans too, to prove that you work hard AND play hard. Awesome.

  8. Hey I just wanted to say that I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and it's AMAZING! You are such an inspiration to all women!

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