Tuesday, January 25, 2011


An old picture from 2009 that may be used on Love Basket's Adoption Testimonies page. And wow...what a beautiful family. And doesn't Miriam look, ummm, well particularly hot? I think so. Isaiah was really tiny, not so much anymore.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Athletes 4 Athletes Crossfit Competition

I competed in the CrossFit Lee's Summit hosted Athletes 4 Athletes Competition today. Below is the workouts we performed and some video of me competing. I competed in the RX (as prescribed) division. I do not know the complete results but I will post when I find out.

A huge thanks to CrossFit Lee's Summit (where I work out). They did a great job of organizing and running the competition today. My wife, kids, parents, and Pat Whitworth and his son Erick also came out to cheer me on. Thank you, I appreciate your support.

I am definitely looking forward to more of this.

0700-0745 Athlete Check In
0745-0800-Rules and explination of events and scoring
0800-Event #1 starts

****Event 1***
AMRAP 10:00
    6 Squat Cleans (135/75)
    9 Burpee Box Jumps (20 inch box)
    12 KB Swings (24K/16K)
    6 Front Squats (75/45)
    6 Burpee’s
    6 Box Jumps/Step-Ups

********Event 2********
3 – Single Deadlifts
Performed like a weightlifting meet.  All athletes will call for an opening weight and adjust their 2nd and 3rd lifts accordingly.  Once a weight is put on the bar it’s not taken off. Each athlete will be given 3 attempts.  The WOD will be scored as best lift percentage body weight.
(A 150lb athlete with a 375 deadlift would score 250% and beat a 215lb athlete with a 516lb deadlift and 240%)
RX and SCALED divisions performed the same…scored within division

******Event 3******
5 Rounds for time
    5 Sandbag Overhead Squats (60/40)
    Sandbag sprint length of basketball court
    3 Atlas Stone Shoulders (100/45)
    Sandbag sprint length of basketball court back
    5 Sandbag Squats–Any position (60/40)
    Sandbag sprint length of basketball court
    3 Sandbag Shoulders
    Sandbag sprint length of basketball court

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2 months of CrossFit

I have been CrossFitting at CrossFit Lee's Summit for the last 2 months and I have been really enjoying it. I am working out at the 5:30am class so I can avoid traffic on the way to work. This is the kind of fitness I want.

Here is a quick shot of me doing a box jump (1 of the 15 I did):