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Sneaky sneaky. 

 

It was great meeting you at Camp, Rurik. Definitely did not get enough chances to talk and hang out with you. But I freaking loved you repeating to everyone nervous at the PL Comp that mantra of "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right." Definitely got me through a few of my lifts. 

 

Look forward to remedying that whole "not enough talking to you" next year!

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Oh man, I should have made the long walk over to the warrior forum sooner! That was a great write up about camp. Makes me simultaneously feel like I would love it and yet I don't know if this introvert could party as had as a viking barbarian. Following now, sorry it took me so long!

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14 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

and then wanted to deadlift, or sleep

 

This pretty much describes my entire life

 

14 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

those bloody Kirby Mountain

 

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE HORRORS THAT ARE MISTY MOUNTAIN ONE

 

3 hours ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Not to brag (maybe a little), but I backed off on that attempt to make sure it was successful for the photo-op. I had 575 in me.

 

Hah I remember everyone gathering around and me looking at you and being like "uh, you can definitely pull that right?".  Kinda disappointed we didn't get to see 575 though!

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3 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Because things like box jumps are scary dammit!

 

Absolutely terrifying.   But that first one is just as satisfying as a 405 deadlift. Maybe even moreso. 

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14 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

This is seriously unusual territory for a CrossFit gym, especially one in so small a city as mine! 

 

Now to warm up that 20 Seconds of Courage to speak with my coach this weekend...

My gym has several members that just pay for access and they get their lifts in off to the side while we do our WODs.  

 

Then again, my gym is a hybrid CF/Strongman gym so it probably isn't the norm. Definitely not unheard though.  I can't imagine your coach will be upset. 

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1 hour ago, WorldSparrow said:

Oh man, I should have made the long walk over to the warrior forum sooner! That was a great write up about camp. Makes me simultaneously feel like I would love it and yet I don't know if this introvert could party as had as a viking barbarian. Following now, sorry it took me so long!

 

If i were able to attend camp one of my goals would be to find you and:

 

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11 minutes ago, Raxie said:

 

This pretty much describes my entire life

 

 

Nah, you'd have to change it to squats

 

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13 minutes ago, mr_willes said:

 

If i were able to attend camp one of my goals would be to find you and:

 

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Nah, you'd have to change it to squats

 

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Eat.

 

My favorite hobby right now is eating.  My second favorite favorite hobby is lifting.

 

(So tell me about yourself.)

Well.  I'm always hungry and I'm always tired.

 

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49 minutes ago, Raxie said:

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE HORRORS THAT ARE MISTY MOUNTAIN ONE

 

 

Hah I remember everyone gathering around and me looking at you and being like "uh, you can definitely pull that right?".  Kinda disappointed we didn't get to see 575 though!

 

They do not know the horrors. They don't. Last year I left camp planning on training hills just to make it easier to get to my bunk.

 

Nice thing about new campers is that they didn't see me pull last year, so I could still surprise people with it.

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16 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

I know!  That might be where my grandmother found the nickname.  She was an angry Norwegian woman who thought was birth name was too boring and didn't suit the 'proper Viking bastard' I was as a child.  Ergo, Rurik in honor of the medieval Varangian ruler of Novgorod.  ;)

She sounds awesome!!!  

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After a rough-ass Friday (and whole week), all of these replies are really the pick me up I needed.  You nerds are amazing!

 

It was definitely a #RedBand day.

 

21 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Not really. I know both spezzy and chammy have been down that road. There's probably more warriors I'm missing. Then there's also Tia-Clair Toomey who got 2nd place in the '15 and '16 CF Games before representing Australia in the Rio Olympics weightlifting.

 

Most Games-level athletes are going to be sub-Olympian but still putting up impressive numbers.  It's their diverse specialties that makes them fit the Ranger mold.  ;)

 

14 hours ago, Sam Ashen said:

Note that *everybody* around here has the tireds from being at Camp.  I woke up late this morning.  Again.  But it is Friday.  Tomorrow I can wake up whenever I feel like waking up.  Sunday I am planning and "upgraded" rest day.

 

Good to hear.  Makes me feel way more normal than I've been feeling otherwise.

 

13 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Because things like box jumps are scary dammit!

 

Says the girl who did 50 million box step-ups with Peter, Jon, and I.  ;)

 

12 hours ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

Not to brag (maybe a little), but I backed off on that attempt to make sure it was successful for the photo-op. I had 575 in me. Goal is to pull 600+ next year at a sub 240 bodyweight.

 

False. It causes us to giggle and lose our core tightness while we watch from the squat racks doing 405 squat singles. This happened Tuesday night.

 

It was amazing.  I especially loved both your set-up and the your roar at the top of the pull.  Beast Mode!

 

God my Back Squat is so terribly overdue for like a 20# PR that I just cannot express how frustrating it is, haha.

 

11 hours ago, RisenPhoenix said:

It was great meeting you at Camp, Rurik. Definitely did not get enough chances to talk and hang out with you. But I freaking loved you repeating to everyone nervous at the PL Comp that mantra of "Whether you think you can or can't, you're right." Definitely got me through a few of my lifts. 

 

Look forward to remedying that whole "not enough talking to you" next year!

 

I'm glad we met before Camp but now I'm wishing we'd taken more time there to become better acquainted.  Well, we have the forums and a year before we do it all over again, so #SquadGoals, right?  And I cannot take entire credit for that mantra... I stole it from my gym, but it's an absolute doozie.  I never thought we would live in a world where I was the hard-charging, loud-mouthed motivator screaming at the top of my lungs to get someone else moving a heavy bar.

 

But I love that part of my personality.  ;)

 

10 hours ago, WorldSparrow said:

Oh man, I should have made the long walk over to the warrior forum sooner! That was a great write up about camp. Makes me simultaneously feel like I would love it and yet I don't know if this introvert could party as had as a viking barbarian. Following now, sorry it took me so long!

 

I stopped and read my own signature the other day for some reason.  Can't recall why.  But that moment, and the whirlwind rollercoaster of #Feels I've been going through this week really hammered home your personification of my character in that earlier fictional narrative.

 

9 hours ago, Raxie said:

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE HORRORS THAT ARE MISTY MOUNTAIN ONE

 

Might have hiked down it on the last day at Camp.  Not that it's anything like hiking up when you're inebriated, but I can extrapolate from incomplete date sufficiently.  ;)

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9 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

Absolutely terrifying.   But that first one is just as satisfying as a 405 deadlift. Maybe even moreso. 

 

My first ring muscle-up was probably the ultimate achievement in my physical development, but that 4 plate deadlift was the moment I knew there was more Warrior lurking beneath the surface than I had ever imagined...

 

Apparently I'm more Sam Dancer than Josh Bridges.  Who knew?

 

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9 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

My gym has several members that just pay for access and they get their lifts in off to the side while we do our WODs.  

 

Then again, my gym is a hybrid CF/Strongman gym so it probably isn't the norm. Definitely not unheard though.  I can't imagine your coach will be upset. 

 

I'm absolutely terrified to ask, but it's what I want to do.  So I'll be heating up the 20 Seconds of Courage button all weekend!

 

9 hours ago, mr_willes said:

If i were able to attend camp one of my goals would be to find you and:

 

Nah, you'd have to change it to squats

 

#PartyAllTheTime

 

And no, not squats.  Hate squats.  Deadlift, sleep, or GTFO.  :P

 

9 hours ago, Sam Ashen said:

(What are you doing this weekend?)

 

It's my birthday weekend and I'll sleep if I want to!

 

9 hours ago, Gainsdalf the Whey said:

They do not know the horrors. They don't. Last year I left camp planning on training hills just to make it easier to get to my bunk.

 

Nice thing about new campers is that they didn't see me pull last year, so I could still surprise people with it.

 

I'll make a mental note that our SuperPovertyCabin for 2017 should be in Kirby's Dreamland.  ;)

 

Your deadlift, man... I've said enough, and not enough.  Motivation!

 

8 hours ago, Terra said:

She sounds awesome!!!  

 

She was an absolute gem of a woman.  Pure Viking spirit, that one.

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10 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Might have hiked down it on the last day at Camp.  Not that it's anything like hiking up when you're inebriated, but I can extrapolate from incomplete date sufficiently.  ;)

 

I was in Misty Mountains 2 (basically as high up as MM1, and I was upstairs). Inebriated, I mostly just kept trying to get Mr Ix to lay on the grass and watch the stars with me all the way up. Like ANTS are a real concern :| (He finally gave in the last day, and the day before that he was like here lay on this ant-free picnic table yes I'm sure no ants like picnics)

 

If anything, the climb seemed easier drunk because I was paying wayyy too much attention to everything besides my screaming legs.

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12 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

I never thought we would live in a world where I was the hard-charging, loud-mouthed motivator screaming at the top of my lungs to get someone else moving a heavy bar.

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Let the encouragement flow through you, my young apprentice.

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26 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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Let the encouragement flow through you, my young apprentice.

 

Embrace your anger, help others strike down new PRs with it. 

 

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4 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

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Let the encouragement flow through you, my young apprentice.

 

Good, Good....

 

Two more disciples for the Dark Side!

 

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It felt great to get back to some proper Oly today, but I'd still rather be deadlifting.

 

And that's exactly what I'll be doing tomorrow.  Remember that 20# missing from the bar at the CNF PL meet?  Yeah, that's happening tomorrow.

 

Today in a nutshell:

 

 

Seriously, 225# was an absolute breeze.  I blame the camera!  Still, that's probably a Push Press PR, sloppy though it was.  #CrossfitBooty #MyLiftersAreBrighterThanYours

 

17 hours ago, mr_willes said:

Squat# = Deadlift#

 

Sorry, buddy.  You won't convert me there!

 

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14 hours ago, ixaera said:

I was in Misty Mountains 2 (basically as high up as MM1, and I was upstairs). Inebriated, I mostly just kept trying to get Mr Ix to lay on the grass and watch the stars with me all the way up. Like ANTS are a real concern :| (He finally gave in the last day, and the day before that he was like here lay on this ant-free picnic table yes I'm sure no ants like picnics)

 

If anything, the climb seemed easier drunk because I was paying wayyy too much attention to everything besides my screaming legs.

 

I don't know what it is about that story but it paints a really pleasant picture.  Some of my favorite moments at Camp were those spent wandering the roads and around the cabins late at night, long after dark, and just enjoying the peace & quiet, the cool mountain air, and the brilliant starry sky.  Even barefoot.

 

All climbing is easier drunk, even those stupid Kirby's Dreamland stairs.  That's why I do cardio in a nutshell!  haha

 

13 hours ago, darkfoxx said:

Ready to celebrate International Jarl Day in style - 1-pump PSL with almond milk so I don't die of sugar + Pumpkin Spice RX Bar + the light rig.

 

I found pumpkin spice Kahlua today!

 

Also:

 

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My birthday beer selection is pretty much set.  Can you say, "Sweet Potato Harvest Spiced Ale, yes please?"  :)

 

12 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Let the encouragement flow through you, my young apprentice.

 

My brand of motivational encouragement is a very different strain that yours, my friend.  Far louder and much more vulgar, just for starters. 

 

Guess that's the difference between Barbarians and Paladins though.  ;)

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I want to back up my friend on Deadlifts>Squats.

17 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

My brand of motivational encouragement is a very different strain that yours, my friend.  Far louder and much more vulgar, just for starters. 

 

Guess that's the difference between Barbarians and Paladins though.  ;)

Whether it's a berserker rage or a battle speech, if the encouragee does the thing then the manner of encouragement was automatically correct.

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