Posted on: Wednesday June 2, 2010

DOMS like someone worked my legs over with a meat tenderiser in my sleep.

I have a good news story from the commute this morning. The final part of my route ends with a long downhill into an intersection with a split left-hand turning lane (remember: we drive on the left). Both this road and the intersecting road are pretty heavy with truck traffic, so if there are trucks coming from behind, I normally hop the gutter and take the bend on the footpath so that a) they don’t have to worry about where I am and b) they don’t kill me by accident.

This morning I was coming down the hill and I hear the sound of a big one engine braking pretty hard behind me, which is nice because it means that he’s making an effort to let me through the corner safely rather than passing me and squeezing me out on the bend.

I do the usual curb hop and rejoin the road a few hundred meters down. No sooner have I done so than the same truck honks me. I look over and catch the driver giving me the truckie’s “thanks mate” wave.

I’m posting this to remind everyone that the roads aren’t totally fully of assholes, that it pays to be courteous, and that if someone is nice to you, a little sign of gratitude can go a long way. Sometimes we need that reminder.


1 Response to "Rest"

I normally say that “horns are a really bad communication device”.

In this case the thank you wave far outweighs the negative of a truck horn blasting close by. :D

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June 2010
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On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:00

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg


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