WHO’S WHO at CFO By TW
How were you introduced to CFO? When did you realize CrossFit was for you?
My son plays baseball with Denny’s boy Brody. I was asking Denny questions about CF and he’d always tell me to go in and try a WOD. A couple of months later I finally dragged my butt in there. The WOD that day was “Helen” and it thoroughly kicked my ass.
It took about 6 weeks to get hooked. When I would read Brian’s blog about the next day’s WOD before going to bed and then lie there awake most of the night strategizing, I knew I was all in.
What is your first impression ?
Some really cool people working really hard. One time at a 0530 class, I was the only FNG and we had to run the TL Davis loop twice. I was slow. Brian could’ve timed me with a sun dial slow. I was on my second lap when I see Vanessa & Derek running towards me?? I’m like WTF are they doing?? They came back out to run in with me and help me finish. Most people, including the old me, would’ve been inside relaxing and drinking some water waiting for the FNG to finish. Not them. Legit.
What do like best about going to CrossFit Oakdale?
Besides the people, it’s the daily battle I wage against myself, physically & mentally. I’m never the fastest or the strongest, but I could honestly care less. I know it irritates Alison, but I usually don’t want to write my score on the board, because in my mind, it’s me against me.
I have always wanted to…..
Open a BBQ joint like you find in deep Texas. A little hole in the wall with picnic tables, smoky walls, cold beer and great BBQ served on butcher paper.
One word people use to describe me:
I had to ask Julie on this one, she said – Direct, Kind, Giving or Thoughtful
Outside of the gym I like to…..
Hang out with my family & friends and coach baseball
Three things in my fridge:
Leftover BBQ, Dunkin Donuts Coffee Creamer, Bacon
The last thing you ate:
Tacos de Barbacoa w/ baja sauce & grilled Mexican Street Corn, that I made. Bomdiggity.
Something know one knows about me or would be surprised to know:
I doubt most people at CFO realize what I do for PG&E. If you’ve ever seen the guys hanging off of helicopters working on live power lines………………..yep. ( This would make a badass bring your kid to work day.)
Favorite physical activity outside of CrossFit Oakdale: These days it’s being outside working on my place
Favorite place to eat: My back patio. I spent enough years living in hotels & eating out. Although Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing would make the cut.
My Wife, kids & the life I have
If you could invite anybody to dinner: Brian’s brother Rob. We can’t do enough to thank guys like that for who they are & what they’ve done. Top Shelf in my book.
Favorite workout attire:
Under Armour lacrosse shorts, a ball cap & my Lone Survivor Foundation T-shirt.
Workout of the Day
Power Snatch – Hang Squat Snatch
In 20 minute, build to a heavy set. The goal is to perform this set without dropping the bar.
Perform the following 7 round sequence 3 times. Rest 2 minutes after you complete the 7 round sequence the first time. Rest 3 minutes after you complete the 7 round sequence the second time. Your score is total time to complete 3 sprints of the 7 round sequence, including rest. To complete this “the right way,” each round should be unbroken. Meaning once you initiate your Power Snatch, the bar should not touch the ground until you complete the Hang Squat Snatch in each round. Dropping between rounds is ok.
1 Power Snatch
1 Snatch Balance
1 Overhead Squat
1 Hang Squat Snatch
Men – 95, Ladies – 65
20 minute cap