This is our household yesterday, in anticipation of last night’s Open WOD 13.2 announcement and the face-off between Annie Thorisdottir and Lindsey Valenzuela:
After work, I pounded out a decent strength workout at the gym, very traditional, including the first use of my SlingShot for bench pressing. At home after walking Jack the dog, I cut up and sauteed a huge batch of vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, red pepper, capers, sundried tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, sausage, kale. Cooked it all down slowly using grass-fed butter and coconut oil.
I peeled and sliced four big sweet potatoes, seasoned them using chili powder and macadamia nut oil, baked in the oven for a bit more than an hour. Made a big batch of white rice. Enjoyed some of the five pounds of bacon-covered meatloaf I prepared the day before!
But on my computer, on the kitchen counter, played the last couple of episodes of Mark Bell’s SupertrainingTV, the CrossFit Games Update show, and the first offering from Kelly Starrett and Brian McKenzie’s GeneticPotentialTV. Bell’s episodes vary in length, are homegrown, fun and informative. CrossFit Games Update show is vastly improved this year with hosts Maddy Curley and Pat Sherwood. Curley is a welcome addition. Starrett and McKenzie have hit a home run with GeneticPotentialTV; this first episode is 33 minutes long, filmed in CrossFit SanFrancisco, and it’s fascinating. More in a later writeup.
This is what I watched and listened to for a couple of hours, while preparing food, while Anne was at CrossFit Appleton working out. While the rest of the world listened to boring news hots drone on about nothing, or watched mindless “entertainment” on TV, I geeked out to CrossFit and strength training and nutrition and mobility!
A few minutes before 7:00 p.m. and the announcement and workout, I streamed the CrossFit Games site to our big screen via Apple TV, opened a bottle of red wine, and waited for Anne to rush in from CrossFit five minutes before the show began!
Oh yeah, because CrossFit wasn't displaying a clock on the screen, Anne used the stopwatch function on her iPhone to keep track of progress throughout the ten minute workout.
For dinner, in case you’re keeping score, we enjoyed vegetables and sweet potatoes warmed in a pan with bacon fat and coconut oil. Plenty of eggs on the side.
What did you do last night? Are we geeks?