It’s been a wonderful day on which to end the year. The weather has been beautiful. Everyone slept great their first night back in their own beds after the Vermont adventure. I was up and out the door early to take the car to have the tires changes, then we all headed to CrossFit for the open gym.
Buds did “Fran,” and cut his time from the beginning of the year almost in half. For the uninitiated, “Fran” is a XFit benchmark workout which consists of 21-15-9 thrusters and pull ups. The thrusters are at 95# for the men’s RX’d. Buds did it in 4:40, and it just about killed him. But, what the heck, it’s the end of the year.
I did 60 DU’s in 2 minutes, which exceeded my goal at the start of the year of doing 50. We both exceeded several of our other XFit goals, although the pull up still remains elusive for me. I can do it with the purple band, but just not there yet. On the upside, I did learn to get “The Bite” needed for a rope climb. Now, I just have to learn to make my way up the rope. A great goal for 2012.
The rest of our day has been spent being together at home. We’ve turned the upstairs family room into a truly welcoming place for everyone. Buds set the Wii up, and Z and Z have been enjoying getting reacquainted with Link. I took a nap, Bud is working, and Yessa is talking to Kora The Dog, who is staying with us for a few nights.
Highlights from 2011 would have to include becoming a part of Massadoah, making many more new friends through CrossFit, and continued involvement with our church and homeschool community of friends.
Another one of those perfect days of family, laughter, good health, good food, and peace. I’m so thankful, and look forward to an even better 2012.