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Bring On The Suck

Not every day is a PR daylisatbrandx. You just can’t set new Personal Records every single day.

And, in a way, you wouldn’t want to.

That would be like having sunshine and good weather every single day. Eventually, you get sick of it. Really, you do. I’ve lived everywhere, from Southern California to the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan and, believe me, your brain needs the occasional rainstorm almost as much as the environment needs that moisture. You get sick of sunshine and warm weather when it’s there every single day. Psychologically, you need the rain. You need the down days. You need the bad, you need the rotten. You need the suck.

It’s the only way to really appreciate the sunshine, the warm rays on your skin, the feel of the wind tickling your bare arms. The only way to really appreciate the PR is to go through the suck.

You have to earn the PR — and that’s not just through the actual act itself. You earn it by going through the suck.

We’re about to start the season of winter here in the Northeast. It won’t be easy. It never is. Cold, ice, and snow are coming our way. That’s the suck. But you know what? Spring will come again, and summer. And we will appreciate them more because of this winter.

So, bring on the suck — both in the gym and in the weather. We’re ready for it. We know that sunshine lies on the other side.

(Photo by Jeff Martin at www.crossfitbrandx.com. Words by Lisbeth Darsh/www.crossfitwatertown.com.)

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Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Or so they tell me! I'm not up at that hour either. But I'm glad that Jason posted in Comments and deflowered himself! Yeah Jason!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

6am K. He's one of the nightstalkers.

Chris
Chris

Hmm. Let me think about that 5k. I might do it.

K
K

whoever this Jason guy is.... he better start comin to classes...

Jason
Jason

Hi guys...Long time reader, first time post! I just think all should know (refer to melissa's comment) that whooha treatment is my PT specialty...but I don't use my hands.

K
K

Uhhhh.. welcome Keri... I hope you enjoy our super serious blog lmao PS- YANNKKKEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Keri! You've lost your virginity! Welcome to the blog! Jen would love to run in the 5K but she'll be in the DC area this weekend. And me, well, I don't do that sort of thing. Viv? Sue? Chris? Anybody up for some running?

Keri
Keri

Hi guys! So this is my first official post, I watch the banter back and forth but haver never posted. Well anyways, I am going to run the Middlebury 5K on Saturday (my 1st one) and wanted to see if anyone was interested in joining.

Jill
Jill

Yes, yes I did. guess I'm finally getting delerious (which I know I can't spell)! Though I do have my own anguage, its called jillish; a mixture of english, swimming & spanish. And I love that Melissa just passed the buck for those type of injuries!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Jill -- what the heck are "bulk" cutters? Is that some way to trim down? Perhaps you meant "bolt" cutters?

melissa
melissa

Oh dear....the things I miss while working/caring for the little one...and I believe all whooha injuries should be directed at Pete or Jason...really more their area of PT expertise

K
K

lol.. rich... dont you have any CFW/hooha stories u'd like to share???

Rich
Rich

Lis said hoo-ha, OH no, hoo-ha, hoo-ha. You people crack me up!!! Is that like out of control?

K
K

Oh and I almost 4got! I am TOTALLY sure my Snatch will be ready for EC... I mean my Snatch needs serious attention... ps- No re-play of the hooha injury will occur anytime soon....

K
K

SO... while I was in geology.. Donna checked in with her need for proper spelling, Jill finally got off the pool deck and gave a good a good story- about a boob area not a hooha area and Lis like to growl?

Jill
Jill

and Lis - shouldnt be coaching the 5 o'clock class right now?

Jill
Jill

its not a hooha story but in typical jill cook fashion.... yesterday I was using the bulk cutters to break some locks off the lockers...First of all the cutters were well over 40 lbs & I was told that they would cut thru anything. As I was struggling to get the last lock off, I was misholding the bulk cutters & wouldnt you know it - the thing swung & whipped me in the ribs. As I doubled over onto the locker room floor, I immediately bruised up & broke the skin. the bright side is that just missed the area where my underwire is & thank goodness because I'm pretty sure I wouldve been reprimanded at work if I came in bra-less!

Donna D
Donna D

Thanks for spelling it correctly, I just really don't care much about grammer or spelling at times. Espcially when people are throwing their whohas around.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I like growling. At the right moment.

Donna D
Donna D

oh good, I thought you were groweling at me. I got scared for a minute.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I meant "silly" -- I should stop now.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

And Jill, that sill job gets in the way of everything. Jeez.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I meant to say "Ewww."

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Rwww, Donna. I sure don't want to spank my hoo-ha with an old box. What's in the water there in New Zealand?

Donna D
Donna D

wow, you two have gotten totally out of control. I can't believe Jen is missing all this. I have never spanked my whooha with a band or old box. Maybe I am just not trying hard enough?

Jill
Jill

for the love of everything holy....I can't believe I miss this conversation because I am busy at practice. Swimming gets in the way of everything!!! I am happy to say that I have not hurt my hooha at cfw, yet. though when K brings up her story in during gym class & all the males just look at her like they want a her to re-enact it, I can only laugh & ask if her snatch will be ready for EC's clinic

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I don't know. I just hear them talk about it sometimes.

K
K

WTF is a WOD???? BAHAHAHA

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I think there might be a movie about a Nurse MOP. But not on the Hallmark channel.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Have we really talked about spanking, nurses, and hoo-has in Comments today? Anyone wandering into our blog thinking that we would be talking about our WOD times is really scratching their head right now.

K
K

Nurse MOP?!?! oh, thank God that is not the case!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I'm not certain that men have hoo-has. But I'm not a doctor. Or a nurse.

K
K

or was it Nate box jumping???

K
K

Any of the men want in on the Hooha questions? I do recall both Chris and Toon(if I'm not mistaken) hurting their Hoohas in the old box (ha! I said old box!) Box jumps can be scary 4 the Hooha as well....

K
K

Viv, Jackie.... what say you??? Any issues with damaged hoohas yourselves? how do you best treat a damaged one? Melissa- Is there a PT course of treatment for a snapped hooha???

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I think Viv might speak to this condition. And she is a nurse.

K
K

well Lis, I do think Jen is speaking of my hooha that was injured by a band... Don't worry the Hoo was damaged but the Ha was ok... it's all good now... Has anyone else injured a Hooha at CFW recently???

K
K

I know some of you will find what we are saying "crazy talk" but just think back to all the other mind control instances we are aware of that we believed: Low-fat food is good- bullshit Lots of cardio and sit ups make us strong- more bullshit Women who lift stuff look like dudes, my sexy ass begs to differ.. Mistress Carol, out there to give spankings and make us gay??not so hard to imagine!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

The rubber band talk is actually really good on the A-Blog today. Although I can't believe Jen named female anatomy over there and barely anybody blushed.

K
K

I just can't trust a woman with all those kids+ a riding crop... somethin ain't right

K
K

Also... good rubber band talk going on over @ the A-blog... I can't even believe I find that interesting...

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I never trusted Carol Brady.

K
K

I am pretty close 2 100% sure we are talking about the same Brady Bunch.. but heres the thing-the mind control either worked on u or it didn't. Clearly they were ALL gay (except the two youngest, obviously) the show was created by crazy liberals in an attempt to subliminally control how gay the population at large would become in an attempt to control over popultion.... considering all the boys I know who like high heels.. I'd say it worked. Additionaly, anyone involved in the "community knows Alice was gay and the mom was a mistress with a mean spanking hand... there, I said it.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Alice was gay. Sam was a beard. There I've said it.

David K
David K

Last night was awesome by the way. No better way to top off a 5X2 DL effort with a 2K row--Brilliant! @ Lis, don't know what Brady Bunch you were watching, but I don't remember any spanking going on...just a lot of groovieness. Unless you are talking about Sam and Alice's "alone time" play...

Rockstar
Rockstar

Did somebody say spanking?

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

If I recall correctly, the Brady Bunch got spanked. And I think Jan kinda liked it.

k
k

@ Lis- I never said jack about spanking...YOU said it! HOORRRAAYYYY 4 SPANKINGS!!!!!!!! Lis is dirty, Lis is dirty!!! lol Oh, I'm so sad I gotta go to class.... I could play here all day!!!! @ David- you are a sick man lol