During the 2014 Catalyst Games this past weekend.  These two chicks won the Rx Team category, they kicked butt!

During the 2014 Catalyst Games this past weekend. These two chicks won the Rx Team category, they kicked butt!

A shot by me on the www.crossfit.com mainpage!!!  Woot woot!!!!

A shot by me on the www.crossfit.com mainpage!!! Woot woot!!!!

Life is a dance…

A few steps this way, and then the other way… Sometimes forward and definitely a few backwards ones…

Yesterday, I spent the day at our box, photographing Rx, scaled, teams and kids… I feel I am at crossroads in my life… Choices need to be made, changes need to take place in order for me to feel good. Because right now I feel pretty lost and lonely. But I wonder, between work, photography, working out I have not much time for a social life. Not that I am an overly social, but I’ve recently discovered that my dog cannot talk or offer advice ;-).

I need to sort so many things in my life right now, I am a bit overwhelmed. But we’ll see what happens next… I just requested 5 weeks off from work, and hopefully it goes through… I am not travelling to see my family until the spring this year, and I need time to myself to clean and declutter my home, and just relax…  *fingers crossed*  

The goal of going to shoot at the CrossFit Games somehow seems further to reach than ever… :-(  Although tonight’s release of tomorrow’s WOD on Crossfit.com belongs to me ;-)  

I PR’d that day… 100lbs (not pictured) it was a good day.  I was not supposed to try my 1RM until 3 weeks later, but my body felt so good I just had to.

I PR’d that day… 100lbs (not pictured) it was a good day. I was not supposed to try my 1RM until 3 weeks later, but my body felt so good I just had to.

Me at work yesterday!!!!

Slacking off…

I spent the last 8 weeks working on my OLY with a coach… Big improvement that I am proud of…

The only thing is that, I am starting to wonder what I want out of my life… There’s work to pay the bills, there’s photography/my studio for my passion, there’s catalyst for my body and mental sanity, and honestly to prove to myself that I can still be active and strong and be proud of myself…

Seems to me like 24 hour days are not long enough for me…

I’m having a hard time gathering my wits and strength and motivation to put my house in order… I started this week with removing carpet and exposing the hardwood floor… But there is soooo much to do… I just get overwhelmed and give up.

Also my eating has been ridiculously awful. Another thing I need to get back on track.

Rant over. Now onto folding clothes…

OLY - Week 5

I am currently enrolled in a summer class called Summer Barbell at the Park.  The Park being our Crossfit Gym, Catalyst.  

There is NO doubt in my mind now that I am absolutely in love with Olympic Weightlifting.  As much as Gymnastics, Volleyball and Downhill Skiing (I used to race) were all competitive sports for me in which I did well…  Olympic Lifting is also MY sport.  

I am not a Crossfitter.  I am not afraid of admitting it.  Hell, I used to think I was, but looking back, I have always been a cherry picker when it comes to WODs, and I give up too easily.  I always found that my weight prevented me from doing what I knew I could… And, I got hurt so often doing little things, and it prevented me from going to the gym steady.  

I am far from a pro.  But I love how technical the sport of Olympic Weightlifting is.  

I love how it feels when I hit it just right, when the transfer of energy/weight on the bar is good and it just feels smooth.  Even as I am typing this, the thought makes me smile.  I love how I now know instantly when it’s wrong… because it feels so wrong when I don’t pull the right way, or if I don’t hit my power position… It just makes sense now.  

I am enjoying every second I spend in the gym doing my weekly homework, and going to my Thursday night class.  

Just watched it… beautiful documentary about the sport… 

Been a while…

June 17 is the last time I wrote in here… 

I signed up for the Summer Barbell Class at Catalyst this summer.  I figured that if I paid, and committed to one course, it would make me go to the gym.  

It worked.  Last Thursday June 26th was our first class.  It went well, and I enjoyed it.  We also get homework before our next class a week later.  

on Monday last week, did my first homework which involved 50 front squats at 50% of my max… and that was after I did other things.  Needless to say, I walked funny for several days, and I am not sure my legs have completely recovered yet! lol!

But I went to the gym 4 times, in 5 days.  I am proud of myself.  And yes, I ONLY do Olympic Weightlifting right now, and I love it.  I truly do.  I find it a humbling sport.  It’s slow progress… but worth it.  I need humbling… darn EGO!

This weekend, no workout.  I am recovering.  All week, all I wanted to do was sleep to help my body feel better, and my eyes were ready to close just about all the time when I was home.  It feels good to be back.  Some little nagging injuries are showing up again, but I am trying my best not to put too much emphasis on them… 

Fact is…

It’s been a long time since I posted here.  Yes.  I am like that… 

It’s also been a long time since I was at Catalyst.  Yes.  I’m like that… and I DO NOT LIKE IT!

Groin issues NOT resolved… I feel like I either need 2 Andies… or 36 hour days… One or the other would be fine.  

I am slightly terrified to go back.  I truly am… I did sign up for the weightlifting class, and I am really looking forward to it.  It will all be lightweight for me due to the injuries.  

I need to get my shit together soon… otherwise it’s not 1 step backwards I will be taking, but 50.  

WHAT’S UP FRASER!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!  Ah ah… it rhymes… must be a sign,…