Happy New Year!!

Let me be the first (maybe not the first) to wish everyone who has been involved with CrossFit Austin a Happy New Year.  Boone and I can’t thank everyone enough for making our first full month of business a huge success.

That being said, its 2009 time (yikes that rhymes) and with the New Year, the obligatory resolutions follow. Ah yes, those big promises that we make to ourselves that never seem to work out. Although I’m not usually one for the resolution game I have set some specific goals for myself and all you lovely CrossFit Austinites.

Lets start with my goal. Through out my CrossFit journey I have one (at least) glaring blemish on my resume… the muscle-up. Indeed, I have yet to feel the joy of pulling and pushing this 265 lbs above a pair of gymnastic rings. How do I plan on accomplishing this…

1. Dedication in my warm-up to the muscle-up
2. Dedication to my nutrition outside the gym
3. Growing a beard

That’s right.  Much to the dismay of my mother (sorry mom) and the single ladies of Austin (sorry single ladies of Austin),  I have vowed to not let a razor touch my face until I have locked out full extension above the rings.  So this is the last time you will see this..

Why?  Because gymnastics is my “Goat” or the weakest weapon in my CrossFit arsenal and maintaining a beard drives me crazy (trust me).  The best way is to improve is not to chase our strengths but eliminate our weaknesses!

So this is my challenge to you CrossFit Austin. Take a look at the last month of training, think about what you have struggled with the most, and lets attack it full steam ahead this month.  Everyday there will be at least 10 minutes of warm-up time set aside to work on your “Goat”.

Additionally, I have this goal for CFA as a whole:

Increase flexibility and range of motion.

Don’t worry I have some fun stuff in store for this as well.

Lets get fired up about the coming month, enjoy your day of football, and lets hope I don’t end up looking like This.

WOD 1/1

10 rounds
100 Meter Run

:30 rest in between rounds

There’s a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. -Dustin Hoffman


WOD 12/31

10 Minutes Max Rounds
200 M Run
7 Presses (95 lbs)

AM Results:
Sarah 7 (25 lb)
Anne 6 (45 lb)
Mike 5 (35 lb)
Boone 7 Rx
Wes 9 Rx

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. Albert Einstein

**REMINDER**
We will only be having morning sessions today and will be closed on January 1st.  Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year!

Our good friend and CrossFit ambassador Peter Keller reppin CFA on the slopes in Tahoe!

WOD 12/30

5 Rounds 
15 Pull-ups
15 Jump Squats

AM Results:
Anne  7:31 (PVC, Jump)
Sarah 7:32 (PVC, Jump)
Rob 8:49 (15 lb, Jump)
PM Results:
Tristy 7:02 (15 lb, Jump)
Shane 7:22 (45 lb)
Andrew 8:31 (15 lb)
Rachel 9:11 (PVC, Jump)
Wes 7:32 (45 lb)

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.  -John D. Rockefeller 

Sibling Power!

WOD 12/29

Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

then…
5 minute max rounds
3 Burpees
6 Push-ups
9 Squats

Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. – Mark Rippetoe

AM Results:
Sarah 120, 125, 130, 135, 155 5 (Knee)
Anne 145, 155, 165, 175, 205-f 6 (Knee)
Elisha 95, 100, 100, 100, 105 5 (Knee)
Rob 145, 155, 165, 175, 205 8
PM Results:
Keith 105, 125, 130, 135, 145 3 (Knee)
Tristy 170, 185, 195, 205, 215 8 (Knee)
Shane  345, 385, 405, 425-f, 425-f  10
Wes 345, 385, 405, 425, 440 8
Andrew  185, 195, 225, 245, 265 6
Boone 225, 275, 305, 315, 325 8

**Holiday hours for the week**

12/29 Monday: Normal Schedule
12/30 Tuesday: Normal Schedule
12/31 Wednesday: Morning Hours Only
1/1 Thursday: Closed
1/2 Friday: Normal Schedule
1/3 Saturday: Team WOD 10 AM

WOD 12/27

2 Rounds
800 Meters
30 Thrusters (75 lbs)
30 Kettlebell Snatches (1.5 pood)

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle

AM Results
Anne 17:20 (15# Snatch, 25# Thruster)

WOD 12/26

50-40-30-20-10
Squats
Sit-ups

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Sun Tzu 

**Holiday hours for the week**

12/26 Friday: Closed
12/26 Saturday: Team WOD 10 AM

WOD 12/25 Merry Christmas!

Pyramid to 8
Handstand Push-ups
Burpees

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. -Thomas Tusser 

**Holiday hours for the week**

12/25 Thursday: Closed
12/26 Friday: Closed
12/26 Saturday: Team WOD 10 AM

WOD 12/24

Run 5K for time.

Some encouragement from the folks at San Francisco CrossFit

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. -Steve Prefontaine

AM Session
Anne 29:05
Sarah 25:14
Kristin 21:32 (2.25 mi)
02:03 (450m row)

**Holiday hours for the week**

12/24 Wednesday: Morning Hours Only
12/25 Thursday: Closed
12/26 Friday: Closed
12/26 Saturday: Team WOD 10 AM
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