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Our very own Moises represented DCF at his department’s Sheriff’s Challenge and placed 5th out of 30 (with a pulled hamstring on the last 1.5mile run)! Nice work Mo (he promised us pics soon).

Workout:

5 rounds for time,

200m run

20 pull ups

20 box jumps

20 push ups

20 knees to elbows

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Zen Habits has a great post on how to reclaim your time:

“The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.” – Henry David Thoreau

Are there a hundred different things you wish you could do with your life someday — anything from exercising to meditation or yoga to writing that novel you always wished you could write to reading more to relaxing and watching the sunrise?

But perhaps you never have the time, like most people.

The truth is, we all have the same amount of time, and it’s finite and in great demand. But some of us have made the time for doing the things we love doing, and others have allowed the constant demands and pressures and responsibilities of life to dictate their days. . .

Click Here to read the article

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  • Craig

    Congrats, Moises! Way to represent.

    What was the key fitness difference between you and guys ahead of you?

  • RUINER @ DiabloCrossfit

    I can only speculate, but I imagine it’s the same as in the AF. The guys you run against are 4-5″ taller and 20-25lbs lighter and run like the wind. It’s an advantage in that certain task. The Air Force has me ratewd at a 90% because of my waist and my run time. At my height I would need a 9:36 1.5 mile run and a 32″ waist to get a hundred.
    So given the standards and those competing, the odds are stacked against me.

  • RUINER @ DiabloCrossfit

    I can only speculate, but I imagine it’s the same as in the AF. The guys you run against are 4-5″ taller and 20-25lbs lighter and run like the wind. It’s an advantage in that certain task. The Air Force has me ratewd at a 90% because of my waist and my run time. At my height I would need a 9:36 1.5 mile run and a 32″ waist to get a hundred.
    So given the standards and those competing, the odds are stacked against me.

  • Mark L.

    Moi, did you find yourself with more “reserve” than the competition in runs and such?
    You’re right about that size discrepency, Mike. That article we looked at a while back about the worlds greatest athletes mentioned something about one of our current decathletes being of “ideal size” at 6’2″. I thought, ideal size for WHAT!? Pullups? Wall Pushups? Running 40yds? Running 10,000m? Pole Vault? Discus? Doing the Captain’s of Crush Gripper? Basketball? Wrestling?
    As my mom used to always say, “God needed to make all the people to make the world work”.
    It’s tough when you have to have one standard to cover all people, but that’s the military for you. Efficiency and simplicity to a fault. No one is special or treated any differently. All leg lengths have to march in time and with the same stride length. Interesting picture.
    Anyway, those same wispy tall people are going to have problems with other things… I think they should add wall pushups and muscle ups to the police/military PFTs. That’ll teach those tall skinny limbed pencil neckers! BAH!

  • Stavros

    Strong work Mo, way to represent DCF.

    I’ve been in Tahoe with the family since Monday morning. It’s so beautiful here, this is really the place that I feel “at home”. If it was possible, I’d live here. Took a few days off from CF, did a great bike ride from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley with the whole family, both kids and tons of stuff in the bike trailer. We had a great time.
    Ran a 5k’ish run today. The altitude definitely makes things different, 27:06, but not sure how far I exactly ran. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

  • jorgy

    Here is a good quote on time that i love:

    Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
    -Thomas Jefferson

  • Mike Erickson

    Great quote Jorgy.

  • Mike Erickson

    Great quote Jorgy.

  • Rodil San Mateo

    Hey Mo – Great job at the Sheriffs Challenge! Is this your first time competing and what do you think you would do differently for next time?

    The Crossfit Unlimited home page has a picture from the June Throwdown. At the bottom center you can see Stav, his daughter Abby, Air Force Mike and me on the pullup bar. Their blog mentions they’re going to announce next week the date for another Throwdown and it’ll be capped at 40 athletes. The June event had at least 45 men, I’m not sure how many women competed.