Monday 121217 Tabata Some

Are you ready for the final competition of 2012?  The CFM Open Part VII is coming on Thursday Night from 5-7pm.  Block off your schedule for Thursday night- come do multiple WODs and go out to dinner afterwards.

In other competition news: You likely know already that the CrossFit Games Open Competition begins on March 6th this year and runs for a total of 4 weeks.  If you have not signed up in past years or are new to CrossFit- this is a fun and challenging opportunity to take on CrossFit as a competitive venture, instead of “just” as your workout routine.  And believe it or not, it really is quite a different experience.  
Perhaps you can SIGN UP for the Open competition in March as a way to meet the “sign-up for something new” challenge that was issued in a blog-post earlier in December.  (If you didn’t see that… scroll down and see a complete version of the sign up challenge reposted below.)
Ugliest/tastiest Xmas sweater at the party!  Nice, Sarah M.
Monday’s WOD: classes at 7, 9, 10am and again at 4 and 5pm.  Strength class at 6pm.
For max total reps/cals each movement:
Tabata Row
rest 1 minute
Tabata Sit ups (abmat Butterfly)
rest 1 minute
Tabata Pull ups
rest 1 minute
Tabata Squat
Post total reps for each of the 4 movements.

When was the last time you signed up to do something new?  Regardless of whether it was something you have always wanted to do but have been putting off… or something spontaneous that just popped into your brain this morning.  Yet, mainly I am talking about something that involves entering a new group of people and engaging your body/mind/brain in a different way.  It could be something educational, physical, recreational, technical, spiritual, work-related etc.  Something that you make an appointment for, something you commit to and perhaps even have to put a deposit down on. Let me name of a few things I have heard around the gym in recent weeks- things that those among us have joined, signed up for or started:
  • CrossFit Level 1 certification
  • Motorcycle training and driver’s license class
  • Writers’ Workshop/Club
  • Cooking classes/seminar
  • Yoga teacher training
  • Continuing education in a work-related field
  • Ondrej’s strength class
  • Surfing lessons

Here is a simple challenge.  Not like “Ondrej’s Challenge” or a Paleo Challenge.  Not even like a New Year’s Resolution- but just a gentle nudge to get out there and try something new.  If you’d like to take the challenge, repeat after me:
“By the end of 2012, I will sign up for something new.  I might need to think about it for a few days OR I might know exactly what it is.  I may need to save a little bit of money or I could ask for it for a Christmas present- but regardless, by the end of 2012 I will have contemplated and come up with that THING.  Then, by the end of January 2013, I will have signed up for it.  It will be there on the calendar.  I might be a little nervous about it- I might be really excited and have a hard time waiting for the day to come… but regardless, I will be signed up and ready to go.”  Okay… you have committed to the challenge.  Look forward to hearing about what turns up.  And believe me- I will be back to ask you.

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