Last night at CrossFit, before we started the WOD, I overheard a pretty hilarious conversation. If you like unintentional dirty humor like I do, you’ll get a kick out of it.
In reference to plyo boxes:
If your box is loose, let me know.
In reference to a recently repaired plyo box:
I screwed it and that’s Gorilla Glue.
Mal and I both have a juvenile sense of humor, so, as soon as we heard this conversation, we looked at each and started cracking up. Nothing makes us laugh harder than unintentional dirty humor!
Another favorite from a few weeks ago:
After mobility work:
The massage is over. Put your balls away.
And, of course, there are a ton of jokes about snatches, jerks, and thrusters.
I love that our box (and the CrossFit community, in general) isn’t hardcore all the time. Of course, we work hard and take our workouts seriously, but we also laugh and joke around. I mean, isn’t fitness supposed to be fun?
I loved last night’s WOD. It actually didn’t seem too hard when I first read it off the whiteboard at the start of class, but it kicked my butt, especially the Push Presses and Double Unders. (The Push Presses got really tough toward the end of the workout, and I sucked ass on my first set of Double Unders, which slowed me down. I eventually warmed up and rocked them though.)
1 set of Max Strict Wide Grip Pull-ups
10 Push Press
15 Double Unders
10 Box Jumps
15 Abmat Sit-ups
Rx: (75, 55) (24, 20)
L2: (65, 45) (20, 16) (3x Singles)
L1: (55, 35) (16, 12) (2x Singles)
Rest 1 minute. Repeat two more times for a total of (3) 5 minute AMRAPs.
For this WOD, we had 5 minutes to do as many Push Presses, Double Unders, Box Jumps, and Abmat Sit-ups. I got through 2 rounds + a bunch of reps and then I rested for a minute before doing the whole set two more times. My total was 6 rounds + 58 reps, and I did the workout as prescribed, which feels awesome to say. I don’t do that many WODs as prescribed, so it’s especially cool when I do!
Last night’s dinner was a good one! It was inspired by a recipe for a One-Pan Scramble from a cookbook called Sweet Potato Power that the author sent me to check out. All of the recipes include sweet potatoes, which is obviously right up my ally!
To make this dish, I cooked some Italian sausage and then added sliced sweet potato, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and chopped frozen kale to a skillet along with a few cloves of minced garlic and 1.25 cups of chicken broth. I let everything simmer (covered) for 25 minutes or so—basically until the sweet potatoes were soft. It turned out great and was so easy to make.
After dinner, I still wanted a little something to eat, so I ate an orange.
Question of the Day
What’s the most hilarious thing that has ever happened to you while working out?