November 1st

We saw some pretty impressive snatch numbers yesterday. We have a few women on the verge of getting over 100lb, and Jenny snatched 125lb. We also have a few guys edging in on 200lbs. Most of you have only been going at this for 6 months or less. Other folks are coming from a different gym where you may not have been getting the continued coaching to progress the way you could have. Either way, you’re all seeing amazing improvement. The snatch is a pretty complex lift and it takes time to develop the skill needed for those big numbers. You should all be proud of where you’re at. I like how Axle put it, “all we need is just a little patience”

Patience: the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation,annoyance, misfortune,
or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

Patient: bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay,hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and
calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.

Dr. Wiki also has some interesting things to say about patience.

Patience (or forbearing) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.

Almost forgot, thank you to every one of you who has been with ACF from the very beginning. Today marks what I’m calling Auburn CrossFit’s 6 month anniversary! And thanks to those of you who have since joined and have worked your way in to this amazing community of people. I couldn’t be happier with the progress I see in Auburn CrossFit and in our athletes!



practice ‘L’ sits



16 Responses to “November 1st”

  1. Kyle M 2012-11-01 at 06:46 #

    I,m going to try to make it this fine day….. Dan you are not # 1 today!

  2. Molly 2012-11-01 at 07:02 #

    “Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. ”

    brilliant. I’ll be chanting that during the long row today.

  3. Dan 2012-11-01 at 07:33 #

    Patience, “pain”….hmm. Keith, awesome…sorry your foot got stuck under the weight. Kyle, I’m not only not #1, but I may be a no-go today….long day in San Fran anticipated. Sounds like a 6-month Friday Night celebration is on tap. Peace out

  4. Kelsey 2012-11-01 at 07:56 #

    #4! here’s my attempt at blogging just for you Elijah. So great to finally be back, it’s been a looong month out of the box. Can’t wait to get back on track, it’s going to be a rough road. Patience eh?

  5. Jason 2012-11-01 at 08:14 #

    Yesterday was rough. . .

  6. Scott 2012-11-01 at 08:26 #

    Congrats on your 6 months! Glad to be part of the ACF family!!


  7. Jess 2012-11-01 at 08:54 #

    Keith . . . u r lookin super fierce here! Well done . . .

  8. kyle 2012-11-01 at 09:35 #

    kelsey we missed you at the box get back in it!

  9. Melinda 2012-11-01 at 12:44 #

    Can’t beleive it’s been almost six months! Some days it still feels like day 1. I can’t say I’ve progressed as much as I would like, but that is where the patience comes in I guess. Although I didn’t keep great records from the beginning, I can tell you that I’m down a little more than 20lbs and 1-2 pant sizes. And I wouldn’t take a single day at the box back.

  10. Brenda 2012-11-01 at 14:55 #

    My first day of crossfit was 4/19/12, it seems so long ago and I really need to work on my patience cause I still want to do things better and faster. Here’s to another 6 months!

  11. FireSteve 2012-11-01 at 16:39 #

    Congrats to your 6 month. Look forward to many more to come, love it here. It has been a blast working out with you all.

    Today was deceptively hard yet fun. Finished row in 7:28. Broke the L sits into 8 sets of 15 secs, and got the 100 double unders done it 4 sets (44, 28, 18, 10).

  12. Jess 2012-11-01 at 18:30 #

    Kelsey . . .. we are so glad to have you back. You truly were awesome today . . . way to jump back in with both feet!

  13. Amber Harman 2012-11-01 at 19:17 #

    Maybe I’ll improve a little in the next 6 months. Maybeee.

    • Elijah 2012-11-01 at 20:21 #

      If you get a little more sleep you’ll probably improve by tomorrow!

  14. Brenda 2012-11-01 at 19:38 #

    so glad I went, almost didn’t go…had more energy afterwards, it felt real good. Did the row in 9:11 and I could have done better but the little man kept asking me questions, lol. He wants a WOD where I carry him…

  15. keith 2012-11-01 at 22:04 #

    6:52 on the row didnt think id be able to get under 7 so i was pumped on that. did 8 sets of 15 seconds on the L sits. Looking forward to tomorrow its going to be a rough one

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