18.2 Recap and 18.3

March 9, 2017

Thanks for joining me in my Follow Dave Journey, we are in week 31.  This journey chronicles my attempt to be one of the Top 200 Fittest 50 – 54 year old males as measured by the CrossFit Open.

Today is my sister Dana’s 56th birthday.  Dana  has always been an inspiration to me.  We were always close and I grew up idolizing her, inspired by her zest and joy for life.  Happy Birthday Sis.

After two weeks in the CrossFit Open I stand in 899th place.  Short of my goal but in the top 10% of the world.  I don’t say this boastfully but humbly, I know how hard I’ve worked and I’m in awe of how much more fit I need to be to reach the top 200.

Workout 18.2 had two parts to it with 18.2 being a cardio blaster followed by 18.2a being a one rep Max lift.

I once again did the workout twice but this week I was glad I did.  I improved significantly in both parts of the workout and ended up with my best results ever in an Open workout.

Workout 18.3 was announced last night.  I mentioned a few weeks back that I didn’t think Ring Muscle Ups would be in the Open and that I had made the decision not to work on these.  I was wrong, they are a major part of this workout……oh boy

I have never done a Ring Muscle Up, but I’m going to go with the attitude that there is no time like the present to reach a new milestone.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

The workout also includes Double Under’s and Overhead squats, two movements that I’m pretty good at, so at least I will be able to post a score.

I’m still having fun.

I’m writing this post from sunny Las Vegas.  I’m here for the PAC 12 Basketball tournament.  This is my fourth year in a row for this event.  Currently my Oregon Ducks are still alive in the tournament, although I am not sure how…..smile

Thanks for following me on my journey.

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