Sunday, October 7, 2012

What a B-Hole

Life gets a little crazy at times! Right? Everyone knows what I am talking about....

So we took a break off from posting. Yet I don't believe it was a bad thing, we have been busy the whole time.
Brian has set up his new box, (CrossFit Big Horn)taking care of family, moving odd ends and whatever else shows up.
I have been playing around doing whatever I do! My time for the B-Hole was 10:31? I however, forgot to throw on a vest. f*$K! There is always next time, right?

I had a great time with my wife and Chris, Jody, Joy and Ray. Ray stuck it to me today! But it's all good! I got to do the first Brob's Challenge in the area where I first hooked up with Brian. In Ramstein Germany. Great weekend and great people!

The WOD That Started It All

Brob's #46 or "The B-Hole"

BLUF: It's been way too long.

Nine months is the normal gestation period for human pregnancy - that's a decent amount of time. Of course, you can ask Kari, or any other mother, and they will probably agree with me. Nine months. That is how long Brob's Challenge has been dormant; however, we're back at it again! I won't make excuses as to why the challenge dropped off...I don't put much stock in excuses, even my own.

I wracked my brain trying to come up with a suitable "welcome back WOD" when it finally dawned on me: let's take it back to the WOD that started it all. I should have paid closer attention though--I forgot to do the chest-to-bar pull-ups! With that said, my time was 8:41 (a PR by 1:19); however, I really can't count it as a PR, now can I? Rx'd is Rx'd, and I did not do it as such. I suppose I can do it again, but man...I forgot how much "The B-Hole" sucked!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brob's #45: Hidalgo

Hero WODs are more than just workouts--they are a time for reflection. Hidalgo was no different. I was taken aback as I read his story. He had been wounded, but despite his injuries he stayed and fought along side his brothers. And for that selfless decision, First Lieutenant Hidalgo paid the ultimate sacrifice. No longer can he celebrate the upcoming new year with friends and family; no longer can he look up to sky, close his eyes, and let the sun wash over his face; no longer can he embrace his loved ones. These are the things that, perhaps, most of us overlook on a daily basis. I am not saying that most of us take them for granted; however, our fortunes seem invincible sometimes, don't they?

After I took some time reflecting on Lt. Hidalgo's story, I took a little bit of time to reflect on my own. I have been blessed with a loving family and amazing friends. What else can anyone ask for? Because, when it comes down to it, what else matters but your family and friends? 2011 was an amazing year for my family and me--the best part about it was that our son, Bryce, was born. Look out 2012!

It took me 49 grinding minutes to finish the workout. RIP Lt. Hidalgo.