I think our box is doing Fran next week! I am excited-nervous for it!
If you don’t know what Fran is all about, it’s one of the main benchmark workouts for CrossFit:
Thrusters (95#, 65#)
As you can see, Fran is only two exercises, but the combination, coupled with the number of reps and weight, is absolutely brutal, which is why I think our coaches are subtly preparing us for it. Last night, for instance, we did an “air Fran” using a PVC pipe as part of our warm-up (a nice little reminder?), our WOD was “easy”, and our box is closed this weekend. Hmmm? I think our coaches want us to rest up for Fran!
What is it about Fran that makes us CrossFiters so psyched for it!?!
After CrossFit, Mal and I quickly showered and got ready (seriously, we were in and out of the house in 20 minutes) and headed to the Union Brewhouse to snag a table. If you get there after it fills up on a Friday night, you’re usually waiting around for a table for awhile. We were really hungry so we boogied to get there!
First item of business: BEER! I went with a Left Hand Fade to Black. After trying the Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand, I had a feeling I’d like this beer.
The Fade to Black is an AWESOME brew! It had a ton of flavor from the second I tasted it until long after I swallowed it down. Smoky, burnt, espresso-y, even sort of spicy flavors lingered on my tongue. I loved it.
I was in the mood for a good burger last night, so I ordered a cheeseburger with French fries on the side.
A year ago, Mal and I joined the 99 Beer Club at the Union Brewhouse in an attempt to drink 99 of their brews and get a sweet plaque on the wall. In a year, I have (pathetically) only crossed off 16 beers from my card.
At this rate, it’s going to take me YEARS to get a plaque on the wall! I need to step it up!