Why do I do this...

Why? To be better...

1. I promised (only a few people will know what this means, and if you don't, you will).
2. I am better than this.

Personal Bests

Santa Race November 25, 2012
5k 30:51 min/sec 6:11 pace per km

Boxing Day 10 Miler December 26, 2012
16.09 k 1:42:22 hr/min/sec 6:23 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Half Marathon November 4, 2012
21.1k 2:16:41 hr/min/sec 6:27 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Marathon November 5, 2011
5k 34:18 min/sec 6:52 pace per km

Around the Bay March 25, 2012
5k 32:07 min/sec 6:26 pace per km

Burlington Runners Good Friday 5k April 6, 2012
5k 31:22 min/sec 6:22 pace per km
(Garmin Race Time 5k 31:12 min/sec 6:14 pace per km)

Imperial Glass 4/8K Grey Cup Run November 26th, 2011
4K 26:55 min/sec 6:44 pace per km

Non Race Personal Bests

2.4km 13:19 min/sec 5:31 pace per km
July 17, 2012

5k 28:13 min/sec 5:40 pace per km
Nov 15, 2012

10k 1:02:25 hour/min/sec 6:15 pace Aug/29/2012

Challenge Start: July 18, 2011
Start Weight: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 208 lbs as at November 11, 2012
Total lost: 78 lbs
Goal Weight: 197
Last Cigarette: June, 2011

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Meet Barbara AKA CrossFit 1A1

Well here it is, my first Crossfit class complete!

The coaches were way kind to the newbies and only made us do "Barbara" 3x. For the regulars it was 5x.

Barbara is as follows...


20 Pullups//box assisted for me
30 Pushups//set two and three off the knees
40 Situps//this is my kryptonite (completed but pulling up on my legs)
50 Squats

Time: 26:35

Barabara is not kind but I got through it. My real weakness was the sit-ups. The push-ups were hard but they are already improving. Just two months ago, one was not possible, so I think getting 30 in a row with a rest between sets of ten are an accomplishment in itself. And remarkably, I am not that sore today, but tomorrow is another day!!

Bring on the rest of the ladies!!(I think)


  1. WOOT WOOT! L33T FITNESS! Just kidding I'm not that douche-y. You did great! Look forward too hearing more :) no shame in modifications. To date I haven't RXed a WOD. I'm still awesome though :)

  2. Thank-you! LOL L33T=elite? Your speaking a new language, and making me think darn it!

  3. Good job on 3 rounds of Barbara. That's a tough workout!

  4. Wow, that is one heck of a workout! Rock it out!! :)

  5. Hey Gunnie just wanted to say that I really appreciate all of the kind comments you've left me so far! And yes, L33T is elite lol. Hope your doing well and looking forward to your next post :)