Thursday, November 10, 2011



3 x 800 m
2 minutes rest in between

It should be a beautiful day to run.  A great day to work on your running technique and perhaps, just maybe, stop heel striking.  Some targeted mobility work will help, too.

Remember the pistols? Watch this guy.

We are nearing the end of our Paleo challenge.  We are doing some of the benchmark WODs already, make sure you come in and get them done so you can see and feel if there has been any change.  It's time to start posting again - how have you all been doing?  Even if you have fallen off the wagon, you are one meal away from being back on track.  I haven't had a piece of chocolate candy since the start and that hasn't killed me; if this chocoholic can do it, you can too!

We are not dieting, this is just a strategy to determine the optimal human diet for you.  We wouldn't feed the lion in the zoo a cereal-based diet; lions eat meat.  Feed yourself a species-appropriate diet.  Enough with the processed, nutrient-poor, additive-laced junk-in-a-box.  Just eat some real food!

And say hello to the people in the On-Ramp class.  They too, are learning to follow a suitable, real-food, human diet.

Speaking of real food, we have many good choices for humanely-raised, grass-fed, pastured beef.  Grass -fed beef is much better for you (for instance it has a much better Omega 3 to 6 ratio) and is also far more sustainable and ethical than factory feed-lot beef.  Darla has been working at Sunrise Ranch all summer; they have permaculture-style grass-fed meat in small or large quantities and Darla can deliver to the gym.    If you have a chest freezer you have more options as you can order a quarter of a cow and you can get the best deal - sometimes less than supermarket beef!     Ali has bought 400 pounds of grass-fed beef from Natural Homestead Beef; they sell by the quarter or half beef.    I've gotten bacon and a whole hog from them.   Chelsea has gotten some pastured lamb from a ranch in Wyoming which also sells bulk grass-fed beef at a great price; they will bring it down to Fort Collins for you.   

We have some freezer space in our fridge to store a small quantity of meat, I may just get some and sell it piece-meal.  Also, several of us could work together to get a whole beef and split it for the best price. VP

05:30 and 07:30 classes have a rendezvous with "Jackie." Happy Veteran's Day - JD formerly USN


Jennifer Piggott said...

Day 25 (Yesterday)
Pumpkin Muffin
2 Eggs Scrambled
3 Strips Turkey Bacon

10:00 Crossfit Open Gym: I did my 1st unassisted pull-up EVER! Hooray!

Large Salad w/Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Sweet Peppers, Avocado, Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, Almond Slivers

2 Tbsp. Almond Butter

Grilled Cabbage w/Coconut Oil, Garlic, Salt, Pepper
Grilled Chicken Breast
Green Beans

Banana Smoothie w/Coconut Milk, Vanilla, Cocoa

Jennifer Piggott said...

Day 26/Day 27/Day 28
I am in Vail for my son's hockey tournament and have not had time to log food. I have NOT fallen off the Paleo wagon...although the waffles at Ludwig's were extremely tempting. I did the WOD on Friday by myself and took today off.