kelly sucks

I had to do Kelly, a CrossFit benchmark workout, for the gym’s healthy eating challenge. I’ve been putting it off because, well, look at it:

5 rounds for time:

  • 400 m run
  • 30 box jumps 
  • 30 wall balls

Finished in 31:01 with step-ups and and a 12# ball (because 150 wall balls = no joke).

The running, surprisingly, was the worst part. The wall balls were definitely rough, but I wore old sneakers and my feet cramped up every 20 seconds on the run. Ouch.

I almost want to redo this in a month or so. I just want to finish under 30 minutes.

some facts
  • Thrusters are so stupid.
  • The stupid part is resting between reps doesn’t really even help.
  • Pull-ups are hard when your hands are sweaty.
  • I need to make ranch dip and deviled egg filling.
  • Tomorrow I’m making gingerbread, and it’s going to be so hard not to eat it all before lunch.

Warm-up

400 m row; 2 rounds: 1 minute plank, 10 supermans, 10 spiderman push-ups

Strength

5 sets of 3 Turkish get-ups on each leg, building as heavy as possible

I got up to 26 pounds. 

Metcon

"Jackie"

  • 1000 m row
  • 50 thrusters (45/35)
  • 30 pull-ups (used a blue and a red band, more than I usually do but whatever)

Finished in 10:26. I was aiming for 10 minutes, but you can’t win ‘em all.

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BENCHMARK - An Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery Design

To celebrate Jewellery Week 2013 and showcase incredible work made by UK designers today, Craft Central presents Benchmark, a selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery design, 10-15 June 2013.

Benchmark will showcase wearable artworks by Andrea Kamasova, Day C, De Anna Kiernan, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Heather McDermott, Jane Gowans, Julia Parry-Jones, Karen Fox, Lauren Taylor, Lynne Maclachlan, Naomi Mcintosh, Neil Marlow, Rhiannon Palmer, Sarah Herriot, Sophie Stamp and Vicky Saragouda and photography by Juliet Sheath.

Jewellery shown here by Day C, Neil Marlow and De Anna Kiernan. More photos coming soon.

All images copyright Craft Central 2013

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WOD ~ 9.7.2013

Whole Life Challenge Benchmark
500m row
40 squats
30 sit-ups
20 push ups
10 pull ups

6:48

Then oyster fest with great friends @Asbury Park! Then we walked the boardwalk!

Carry on…

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Th- thank you all!

This blog is a monument to my Evangelion Madness, and what I appreciate most about its followers is that they— you guys —actually want to get crazy with me as we inspect one of the greatest visual/narrative contributions to any screen, and through the irrepressible beauty of the animated medium.

I didn’t call it ‘The Evangelion Complex’ for nothing; it’s a way of thinking, a state of mind, and a pleasure to share.

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We JUST reached 10,000 followers! What a benchmark! When I started this site, I didn’t think I would get 100 followers, much less 10,000!

I want to thank each and every one of you who has chosen to follow this blog and make it what it is. We do what we do for you all. You make this website the awesomeness that it is. And I’d also like to thank the staff that works tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure this site continues to run smoothly. They work super hard, and they do it all for free!

To celebrate, you can download this super cool bookmark we made for this occasion by clicking here and then right clicking the image and saving it. A lot of you are going back to school soon, so we figured it would be perfect!

Remember, we are also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Once again, THANK YOU. To the followers who have been with us since the beginning, thank you for sticking with us. And to all you new followers that made reaching 10,000 possible, welcome aboard. You are all SUPER AWESOME!

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That brings total to 400!

Thank you so much guys for following and sticking around! And to my new followers welcome! I hope you’ll get used to my multi-fandom blogs.

Still couldn’t believe i would reach this number. In the beginning of the year i only have like 60 followers and now to reach this number is actually extraordinary.

I would make a follow forever list to celebrate this benchmark. But i need sometime. Thank you so much for my friends (which are all of my following and followers) here in tumblr.

Hope you guys have a nice day!

hell week: elizabeth

For reference: Elizabeth, in her original form

21-15-9 for time:

  • Clean (135)
  • Ring dips 

"Evil Elizabeth"

3 min AMRAP:

  • 10 Power Cleans (155/110)
  • 10 Ring dips

2 minute rest

9 min AMRAP:

  • 10 Power Cleans (155/110)
  • 10 Ring Dips
  • 400 Meter run

2 minute rest 

3 min AMRAP:

  • 10 Power Cleans (155/110)
  • 10 Ring dips

 I used 45# and subbed close-grip push-ups for ring dips. I sold myself short on the weight. I should have used 55, judging by how much everyone struggled in the later rounds and how I could still get through 10 power cleans unbroken. Oops.

Total rounds: 8 (+12 reps)

Before that:

Warm up

3 sets of: 10 forward/backwards duck walks, 5 inch worms, 10 box jumps

Stretches, jumping and landing drills, barbell progressions

Skill/Strength

Hang power cleans

3 EMOM For 7 minutes (55#)

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