Happy Veteran’s Day!! My Dad, Uncle, & a few grandparents are all veterans that served in a multitude of wars for our freedoms!
One of the things that I find most interesting about war then and now is the change in support. Below are a couple of old posters that I found on Pinterest from WWII, the Vietnam War, and today.
WWII – During World War II there was so much support for the war. Below are several posters showing just how much support there was!
Vietnam – For this war I actually found more protest posters than support posters which made me sad and it was very hard to find one that I was willing to post. My dad served 2 tours in this war and my uncle also served in this war.
Today – I was able to find this sweatshirt that was made during the 1990s for Desert Storm, but I wasn’t really able to find posters or support for the war in Afghanistan. This has me truly heartbroken because the similarities between the beginning of this war and WWII are outstanding. Our country was out raged after Pearl Harbor and showed a huge support for our military, but it seems like 9/11 has simply been forgotten. It’s almost like we don’t care about defending ourselves anymore. We are an apathetic nation. Sorry, I’ll get off my soapbox now. J I hope you enjoy the posters!
Last Week’s Workouts and I did it! Five days of CrossFit.
Monday – RATED “M” FOR MATURE
CFS WOD – MONDAY 4NOV2013
Snatch (FULL) every 90 seconds
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 88%
7 Clean and Jerks (M-135#/F-95#)
1 Butcher Push (M-155#/F-105#)
15 Wall Balls (M-20#/F-14#)
Score: 70# – 21:18 (65#)
This was a tough workout, but my goat in this workout is the wall balls.
Tuesday – 4000 CALORIES
CFS WOD – TUESDAY 5NOV2013
2:00 MAX EFFORT Handstand Push Ups
2:00 MAX EFFORT Strict Pull Ups
100 AMBAT Sit Ups
50 Slam Balls
100 Double Unders
I went back up on band sizes during the skill work to fix my hand placement during my handstand pushups.
Score: 245 reps – I didn’t finish the workout in the 25 minute cut off, but I did complete 95 out of 100 double unders so the only parts I missed were 2 – 400 m runs and the 50 toes 2 bar.
Wednesday – CENTAUR
CFS WOD – Wednesday 6NOV2013
FRONT SQUAT COMPLEX @ 70% of 1RM
1 Pause Squat (3 second pause at the bottom)
1 1.25 Squat
*Every 90 seconds
25 Hang Squat Snatch (M-95#/F-65#)
50 Burpee Box Jumps (20″)
25 Hang Squat Snatch
Score: 90#/11:54 (45#)
It was absolutely awesome to not finish Tuesday’s workout in the time frame and then come in to spank this one’s rear!!!
Thursday – BLUE CHEESE SNOT
CFS WOD – Thursday 7NOV2013
3 Rope Climbs
*Every 90 seconds
25 Kettlebell Swings (M-55#/F-35#)
20 GHD Sit Ups
1 MINUTE REST
Holy smokes Batman!! You would think that my abs would be on fire since I did GHDs on Saturday, situps on Tuesday, & then GHDs again, but actually they don’t hurt at all now! Oh yeah, and I climbed the rope for the first time ever!!!!!
Friday – SCARED
CFS WOD – Friday 8NOV2013
On a running clock:
00:00 – 12:00
50 Thrusters (M-45#/F-35#)
30 Pull Ups
12:00 – 15:00
*Do not continue to score if “JACKIE” isn’t completed prior to 12:00
15:00 – 18:00
AMRAP Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift High Pull (M-70#/F-55#)
18:00 – 21:00
21:00 – 36:00
Establish 1RM Clean & Jerk
36:00 – 39:00
39:00 – 41:00
MAX EFFORT 400m Run
*DQ if run not finished under 2:00
I did this workout I made it through Jackie! That’s the first time I have ever done “Jackie”. I used the 55# kettlebell and managed 47 SDHP. I got 5# personal record on my Clean & Jerk and I ran as fast as could for that 400 m and finished in less than 2 minutes! I am so proud of myself for completing this workout because it was tough.
This week’s training schedule is going to be adjusted some, so here is the plan.
Sunday – CrossFit – I worked on double unders and single unders
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Run 4 miles
Wednesday – CrossFit
Thursday – Run 3 miles
Friday – CrossFit/5 miles
Saturday – 7 miles.
I’ll let you know how the schedule goes. J Have a great week everyone!