Thursday, December 30, 2010

MGM Reborn

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has completed restructuring and emerged from bankruptcy. Let us hope that Cabin in the Woods will see the light of day---or of a movie screen---sometime soon.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Soul Stiss

Happy winter solstice everyone. The days just get longer from here.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

PR: Weighted Ring Dip

My dislocated finger didn't stop me from setting a new personal record for a single weighted ring dip on Friday: 78 pounds. I think the low eighties is do-able, since I was fatigued from the day's workout before putting up that number, but I think T's 100 pounds is out of reach.

PR: Pull-Ups

On Tuesday I managed a new personal record for consecutive pull-ups: 46. That's good enough for second place, all-time, at CrossFit Diesel. When I went for number 47, my grip failed. Many of you regular readers already know what happened after that.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

PR: Annie

Today I set a PR for the workout known as Annie. My new time, 8:36, was much faster than my previous best, 14:02. Most of that saved time came from improved skill at double-unders. Once I master them, I should be doing this WOD in under 7 minutes.

PR: Clean and Jerk

On Monday, I set a new personal recored for the clean and jerk: 175 pounds. Strangely, 175 didn't feel that difficult, but I just couldn't manage 177.5. Oh well, I'll take a PR any day.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Book. Trailer. Huh?

Does anyone else find this trend of book trailers a little strange?