Friday 120525

For time:
25 Handstand push-ups
50 Toes to bar
Run 800m
75 Push press, 75# (55#)
100 Double unders

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More flying fun. Courtney has special star jump skillz next to Mark.

What have you failed at recently?  What mistake have you made?  Because I make alot of them.  I mean really, where do we start.  As a new parent, my favorite advice is “Well if you aren’t making mistakes then you aren’t trying hard enough.”  And it’s true, there is so many differing opinions and tidbits of advice that make my head spin.  Sometimes, I just gotta pick a path and go down it.  Sometimes it works out for us (this kid L-O-V-E-S broccoli!) and sometimes it doesn’t (now she knows how much she loves to splash water so pours out her cup into her tray everytime!).  But we keep learning and somehow survive to learn again another day.

That happens alot to me both in the gym and it carries into daily life.  I’m really glad that Verve is a place where I can saunter in and look silly (ie. cartwheels and backwards jump-rope).  All the while I’m improving my fitness by way of adaptations in my muscle tissue and nervous system AND other people aren’t scared to look silly with me.  

Sometimes I’ve over-estimated what I can do and have to unload a bar mid workout after multiple failed attempts.  Sometimes I’ve under-estimated my capacity and shorted myself of the planned stimulus of the workout.  But I log it in my notes and move on.  When doing overhead squats the other day, while I was super happy with my max weight, I recorded “No failures, should have tried more” so that next time I’ll challenge myself a little harder.  

While most of the time in life it’s not fun to fail, within the walls of Verve is a safe place to push your boundaries.  Don’t be scared of it, embrace it!  Try a rep scheme just a little higher next time, listen to your coach and load a little more weight on the bar.  Because if you’re not ever failing, then hell, you’re not trying hard enough.

Don’t miss the sign-ups at the front of the gym–>because you like to have FUN.

Mobile Hydrostatic Body Fat Test on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd.  Come get dunked and get accurate measures of your lean body mass.  These are filling up fast!  Cost is $49 initial test, bring cash/check/credit card with you to the 15minute appointment.  Bring your swimsuit and towel and enjoy some vitamin D with us afterward!

Colorado Outlaws Lacrosse games on Saturday, June 2nd at 7pm and Saturday, June 16th at 730pm. Come cheer on a fellow Verve athlete and enjoy some fast-paced fun outside with us!


  1. Fernanda :

    I’m loving reading this wod blogs. Just wonder who writes them? Or is it different people?
    Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. CrossFit Verve :

    Thanks Fernanda – It’s a team effort, usually it rotates between, Joylyn, Matt and Cherie. However that is not always the case as we LOVE it when people submit posts and ideas!

  3. slaughter :

    I have failed at a lot of things recently…but I will never let those things define who I am, there is always tomorrow to try again.

  4. David S :

    16:45 rx

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