Coach Ryan’s Birthday

What an exhausting day, and it’s only 8 am PT. I critiqued presentations all day. The folks at Promidian Consulting are rockstars!

I worked out at Marvelous CrossFit in Burlingame, CA. ‘Twas a “fun” workout.

34-minute AMRAP
7 muscle ups
15 hang squat cleans (155)
81 burpees

It appears that it’s Coach Ryan’s birthday today. He’s 34 years old, and was born July 15, 1981. Uhm, I was a junior in high school. Ha!

First, everyone was very friendly and approachable, and numerous people introduced themselves. Coach Matt, who led the session, also warmly introduced me to the class. That’s the way it should be.

We warmed up with, well, burpees. I didn’t mind in the least. Coach Matt then reviewed the proper positions for the hang squat clean. We were then allowed time to warm up. I had originally planned on cleaning 115 but settled on 125. That was plenty challenging enough!

Prior to the start of the session someone mentioned that no one had completed 3 total rounds. Uhm, challenge accepted.

I completed rounds of muscle ups in as many as 5 unbroken reps and as few as singles. I didn’t miss an attempt.

I completed hang squat cleans one at time. One. At. A. Time. Ha! I did miss the 3rd attempt of the 2nd round in that I didn’t pull myself under the bar quickly enough. Dammit.

I am very self conscious of the sounds I make when working out at another box, particularly my swearing. I once again asked person before saying “f@ck.” Once again permission was granted.

Burpees. I love burpees. I completed the 1st round in unbroken reps. Yup, 81 unbroken burpees. I completed the 2nd rounds in as many as 41 and as few as 10 reps. I completed the last round in as many as 11 and as few as 7 reps.

I was delighted that I had completed 3 rounds with 30 seconds remaining. I jumped on the rings and did 2 last single muscle ups.

I was a sweating, blathering mess. Just the way I like it!

Great box, great people, and I hope to visit again the next time I’m in town.


One thought on “Coach Ryan’s Birthday

  1. Hey Paul,

    So glad you got to join in on the Funishment today with us over at marvelous! Everybody gave it great efforts today and I particularly liked when you dropped the F bomb during the last 10 minutes of the WOD. Gave me a boost of energy! We enjoyed having you and look forward to training with you again.

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