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After skipping Monday CrossFit because of Veterans Day, I got back into the swing of things today and I’m glad I did.  There were only three others at the workout today but that didn’t limit anything.  With a full leg workout and a tough timed workout, it was all I could do the keep up, but I did.

Have you ever tried a workout or exercise outside of your comfort zone?  Think you’re too old to hit a CrossFit Box and flourish?  You’re NOT! Give it a go, you might like it-

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How To Take a Generator Out of Your Boat- For Dummies Like Me

There’s only two ways to get a generator out of a boat.  Whether you hire a contractor to do this for you or you do it yourself with help, you’ve only got two options for getting a fully installed generator out of your boat. Continue reading

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Once again, I missed the Monday and Wednesday portions of my workout week at Crossfit due to pain in one of my elbows and the weekend bout of food poisoning or something.  I basically took it easy this week but went back to Crossfit again Friday.  It was all about the Chest and the bench press upon returning, making certain I would feel more soreness and pain.  I have accepted it as part of working out at Crossfit.  These workouts I’m doing in Crossfit are nothing like my former Triathlon training or 20+ years of working out on my own….cause there’s a coach and a room full of fitness studs keeping me accountable.  More than them, I feel a need to keep myself accountable and I am.  I don’t really care much about missing workouts except that I’m also missing the lessons in technique and the chance to pull inspiration from the very high level Crossfit athletes who attend the workouts without fail.  I’ll continue to grouse along in the class with the goal of building more finesse than pure brute strength, as that’s what it’s all about to me.

Not Forgotten: Happy Veterans Day

For those of you around the world who celebrate this day, I want to extend a Happy Veterans Day or Armistice Day to you all.  On this day the “War to end all Wars” was over 100 years ago and the nightmare that was to become WWII hadn’t yet cast its shadow on the world.  Skip forward to today….and folks here in the US think of sales and shopping and a free day off work due to holiday observance, but it’s more than that.  Some folks around the world are on duty NOW….like the Marines in the picture above.  Some folks have lost loved ones and still use this day to remember those losses, like in the picture below: 

And some folks around the world will go to parades and ceremonies and such, remembering to “thank” a Veteran and then go on with life.

For my part, I would simply say “Never Forget”.   Not all Veterans want thanks, but they want their service remembered, no matter what they did.  Not all Veterans deployed or have even seen combat, but almost all have made more sacrifices than they probably remember.


Photo Credit for the pics in this post goes to Pexels.

https://livefree2sailfast.com/2016/11/11/a-veterans-day-salute/

https://livefree2sailfast.com/2017/11/10/happy-veterans-day-and-happy-marine-corps-birthday/

 

Cruising Milestones In Focus, we slowed down to speed back up

Last week was a long week and my body reminded me this weekend that it was time to slow down.  After getting the sleep my body needed, I’m still in a contemplative mood, thinking it funny that the boat and family are providing more great website and posting content that I’ve ever had before.  I’ve been trying hard to stay on my M/W/F/S posting schedule, aware that I missed Friday, but back on track.   Continue reading

181102- Clean and Jerk Friday

Friday rolled around and I had not been to CrossFit in a week and a half.  Completely my fault and I was feeling it.  I walked into a full workout with a heavy lift day scheduled, doing just the Clean portion of Clean and Jerk’s.  This was good, I needed to work on my technique anyways.  Loved it.

But I paid for taking all that time off from Crossfit with a soreness that left me nearly not walking by nightfall.  This was Delayed Onset Muscle Syndrome (DOMS) at it’s worst.  That’s ok, I deserved it!

What are you doing for yourself?  I treat my body like a tent,,,,do you treat yours like a temple?