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,… 

Back on the paleo band wagon… Finally! Enough bs… Let’s do this!!!!!

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