Yesterday, I hit an an overhead squat 2-rep PR at 190 pounds. Three years into this fitness journey, PRs are far and few. So, I celebrated. However, I celebrated because I had no back pain on the jerk for the first time in months. It was smooth like butta. What a great feeling, what a high.
When I joined CrossFit 716 nearly 3 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing…in life. I had recently finally broken away from an unhealthy relationship that technically ended well before aforementioned breaking away. I was unhappy, and I guess I thought if I could look good in a bathing suit, all my problems would dissipate. And by problems, I mean, I would love myself, be happy, find a man, and never have to work again. Now that I think about it, it really makes perfect sense. (Wtf, 24-year-old Emily.) So, I bought a Groupon for $50 for 1 month of unlimited classes at CrossFit 716. You know, just to try it out. I knew I would get my butt kicked. That much I expected, however, I did not expect to gain an entire new group of friends – many of whom seem just like family to me and fill voids that I didn’t know existed. Still no man, but who needs one of those when you have Dennis Lesniak? Wait, rhetorical question. I didn’t mean it like that. Hi, I’m a creep.
Last Thursday, CrossFit, Inc. announced 15.4 – the fourth workout of the CrossFit Games Open. CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro pulled a new movement out of the hopper: Handstand push-ups – a move that, up until that point, had never been showcased before in the Open. Those with short limbs and low body weights rejoiced. The rest of us just rolled our eyes.