Crazy Craic Fitter

Got the opportunity to take a trip home to see Niko and the kitties, so I wanted to try to get at least one Crossfit workout in at Craic.  It’s always fun to go to a workout with Niko as well.  Was a nice to get my sweat on at my gym, and especially nice because the workout was back squats.

Workout was fairly straight forward:

3 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 1 (70% – 75% – 80% – 75% – 80% – 85%)

I got to take my first class with Coach Munch – and he’s a great coach.  I also worked out with Megan and started out doing the weights that she did, but wanted to bump it up a bit more (not a ton) for the last 3 – 2 – 1.  The most exciting part of the workout was that I was able to get into the back squat position for the first time in over a year.  It definitely stretched my shoulder a bit, but not in a bad way – just in a way where I know I need to work on my mobility. The most frustrating part of the workout was that I wanted to do more weight, but opted on being smart – so I talked to Coach Marc about what weight to work to.  He suggested that I do no more than 135#.  So I did the following rep scheme:

95# – 105# – 125# – 115# – 125# – 135#

Overall had no issues with the squats and was just happy to be back squatting again.  After the back squats, we all did an AMRAP:

10- Push Press 115/75 Ring Rows
200m Run
30- DUs Single Unders

Attention to all my readers – has anyone seen my double unders?  I seemingly have lost them completely and it’s super frustrating.  Overall AMRAP was a good quick burner – due to all the running I did this summer – the 200m run was super easy.  I’ll leave you all with these pictures from my visit home!



Lazy Wednesday


This is a version of what I was doing at 6:00am when my alarm was supposed to go off. (This is Lily, one of my cats).

No excuses, just feeling really lazy today and opted to sleep in.  I know, I’m a terrible human being.  


Tough Day

No Bread Challenge – Day 25

Today has been a tough day.  We had some layoffs at work (my job, thank goodness, was not affected) and they sent everyone home for the day.  Even though my job wasn’t affected, friends of mine were and it is a hard thing to process. I can’t and won’t go into any details about it publicly – but suffice it to say – it’s been a tough day.

I went to the 12:00PM class at Craic today to get my mind off things.  I got to see Annie Michel who was visiting Craic from Crossfit Beacon in Maine to do a 1-1 session with her son-in-law, who happens to be John McEvoy.  It’s always great to see her.  For those of you who don’t know who she is – she placed 2nd in the WORLD in her age group at the Crossfit Games in the Masters Division.  AWESOME.  She’s also a fellow Maine-ah and I hope to get up there and do a Crossfit workout with her some time soon!  Always great to see her and it made my day a bit brighter.

The workout was an AMRAP 5 x 3 (2 min rest in between each set): 10 box jumps, 10 pull-ups, 10 burpees.  With my shoulder woes, I knew I was going to modify the crap out of the workout – John was coaching the class and after talking to him I did ring pulls instead of pull-ups and burpees without going down into the push up. (Essentially doing them into the plank position).  The goal was to learn about pacing, as we all have a tendency to go out too fast in a workout and be toast before the clock runs out.  John challenged us to do better as each set passes.  This was a great metcon workout and I really focused on what John told us and was pretty successful.  Final score: 2+16 / 2+ 24 / 3 + 4

I’d like to think the video below is because Lily sensed I was having a bad day and gave me kisses to comfort me, but I’m pretty sure it’s because my face was salty from the sweat.  At any rate, I’ll take it.  Kitty kisses always make me feel better.  And her sandpaper tongue is exfoliating on the skin 🙂  

Food yesterday:

  • bacon, eggs
  • sashimi
  • kaeli-o-cookie
  • salmon and spinach, sweet potato mash, three mini-cheeseburgers (no bun)
  • coconut flakes


I realize that I don’t post much about my cats, despite the name of this website.  So here’s a few pics of my kitties for your viewing pleasure.  See, I do have a life outside of Crossfit!  I’m going to try to post some more cat stuff on here too moving forward.

Hobo, 2 years old

Feynman, 12 years old

Lily, 5 years old