“Most people who are recognized for their remarkable accomplishments started out stumbling and struggling just like anyone else.”¬†Sharon Cook and Graciela Sholander,¬†Dream It Do It¬†
Ever look around the gym and see the athlete who walks effortlessly on her hands? ¬†Or the one that strings together seven¬†muscle-ups consecutively throughout a workout? ¬†Or throws 200 lbs over her head? ¬†Ever think to yourself, “I’ll never be able to do that. ¬†It’s good for them, but I am not even¬†close¬†to that level”.
Take a look at the quotation above. ¬†In most cases, we only see the end product of a person’s accomplishments. ¬†We don’t see the times they nearly broke their neck when attempting to walk on their hands, or the frustration of multiple failed attempts at muscle-ups. ¬†Remember: everyone struggled in some sense to get to where they are today. ¬†You are just much more alert to¬†your struggle. ¬†
Check out the awesome accomplishments of Shoreline CrossFit’s athletes during the month of October. ¬†Keep up the good work. ¬†We expect to hear about the many accomplishments of the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge in next month’s blog. ¬†Don’t forget to record them on the accomplishment board in the main room!
SCF is Improving More & More on Technical Lifts!
Janice Rodriguez set a PR on her deadlift (300), overhead squat (185), and thruster (170). Snatch PRs this month included Bradley Roth (260), Janice Rodriguez (145), Meg Testa (180), Jeff Magnus, Katy Williams snatched a 5lb PR, and Scott Stewart (190), Matt Stebbins (155). Emma McBurney set a new PR on her deadlift at 165lbs and so did Josh H (315) and Eric Nevarez (485).¬† Bradley Roth broke into the 300s this month on his overhead squat with a 10lb PR at 300lbs, he also set a push jerk PR at 285. Jess Herr PR’d on her ground to overhead at 85lbs and Bianca Fiondella set a PR on her jerk (195) and overhead squat (180). LP set a PR on her overhead squat at 180, and so did Shlee (165) and Shlee also set a PR on her jerk at 185. Mark DeCapua thrustered a new PR (185) and so did Marty McBride (190). Long time member Liz Mauro overhead squatted 155, Patty Rose did clean & jerks for an entire workout, Dean Alderman set a 30lb PR on his back squat (385), and team Jess Herr/Tricia Anderson used 60lbs for an entire workout thinking it was 45lbs (stronger than you think!)
Double Unders, Muscle Ups, & Anniversaries
Jenna Lennon strung together 5 unbroken muscle ups this month, while Ryan Wirth entered the muscle up club with his first ring muscle up. Lindsey Russo jumped on the 30‚ÄĚ box and did her first double unders. Jess Herr completed her first full ROM wall climb, while Mary Pont performed chest to bar pull ups in a workout and climbed to the top of the rope legless! Charly Weiss completed her first wall facing handstand, Chelsea Barbour did 5 handstand push ups with an abmat, and Jackie Cusano-Mac connected all her toes to bar in a workout. Josh Harian did 13 consecutive double unders, Marilyn Serna did her first double unders this month, and Kai Winslow is up to 36 in her double under count. It was Monica Romano‚Äôs 5 year anniversary at SCF this month! Kris & Ian Douglas had two anniversaries this month: their 6th year of CrossFit and 30th year of marriage!
John B., always giving 100%
Lindsay D has not allowed life’s distractions (wedding, new home, work, etc) to knock her off the road of fitness!
Lynn is the latest Lennon to drink the SCF Koolaid. She’s working hard and looking great!
Kara Mac, not your typical high school student…