Thursday 110127

For time:

100 push-ups 

Rest 2 minutes 

100 V-sit

Post time to comments.

Annie and Gerry getting their first rope climbs.

I lift By CrossFit Lisbeth

I lift. That’s what I do, reads my t'shirt. Wish life was always that easy, huh?

Like if I walked into my CrossFit gym and one shirt said “Traps are really sore.” Or another one said “My ankle hurts” or the one in the back just read “Bloated. Cranky. I might snap for no reason.”  Yeah, that would be sweet. Even if the shirt said, “Just laid off. Don’t ask” — that would be kind of good to know. We’d all be a little bit kinder, maybe a tad funnier, maybe better at being a shoulder to lean on.

Communication is not the easiest task in front of us each day. Even as we race as a society towards quicker, better, and more comprehensive communication, we fall prey to the distance in our lives. We’re overwhelmed, overtasked, and (often) underserved by the very means of communication that seduce us into thinking we will be more in touch.

The answer doesn’t lie in my iPhone or my Mac. The answer lies in putting all that sh** down and talking to each other in real time. Like what we do for an hour in a CrossFit gym each day. No headphones, no e-mail, no texting, no isolation. Just people and sweat and effort and a common workout.

It seems simplistic — and that’s the beauty of it all. It is simple. Many of the best things in life are. I lift. Any questions?


  1. James :

    If the answer lies in talking more, how come Cherie’s always telling me to shut the fuck up during class?
    Maybe I need a T shirt that reads “I talk.”

  2. Stef :

    Hahaha… Shoot James. I need the same shirt as you!

  3. Nat :

    I do have one question, “How Much?”

  4. Pottsie :

    I’m always told to stop dancing and JUMP!!!

  5. Greg B :

    Wow common thread James I think I need one that says it twice. And make mine a XXL

  6. Juan :

    100 push ups … 2:10
    2 min rest
    100V sit ups… 2:40

  7. Jeff "CueBall" :

    Great job ladies! Today felt good, push ups 9:21 and V ups 7:07

  8. Tiffany :

    this was dessert for my soul this morning. just the good stuff. from a person feeling uber overtasked, overwhelmed, and isolated due to auto-overscheduling =), it feels good to just have it named and know i’m not alone.
    my takeaway: notice more, listen more, connect more
    and i love that verve is a place that this consistently happens. often, verve’s community and the fact that it’s a place i can go and forget about everything else…is my rock through rough times. wishi i had more time to be there. heh.
    sweetness. happy friday all.

  9. Rich :

    Wow – this was tough! Push-ups: 6:45, total time: 19:59…

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