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Practicing Handstand Walks

So I’m on a quest to actually meet my CrossFit goals this year. One of those is handstand walks. Here’s one of my latest videos with me practicing. Let me know what you think, and I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel (you don’t have to watch — just subscribe!). Thanks!



“Jen, you have to commit.  You’re not committed.”

I scowled.

What’s he mean “commit”?  I AM committed.

An hour later, I realized I wasn’t.Image result for commit crossfit

Practicing handstands in my house on a mat, I’ve been taking two steps and then always quitting.  I’d get in perfect position and then come down.  On purpose!

Because I wasn’t committed.

And because I was a bit scared of falling on my face (which as you know has enough bruises already)!

But mainly because I wasn’t committed.

My friend/coach, Alex, said this to me.  The instant he said it, I wanted to punch him in the face.  Because criticism and honest feedback hurt.  But we all need it.  Some more than others…

We all need people in our lives who will tell us the truth we so desperately need to hear.  Alex is one of those people in my life who does.  And I love him because of this…

I Spent All My Birthday Money on CrossFit…

I’m not a shopper.

Nor am I “the look” freak.

But I do need gear.  And to get better at CrossFit.

All of my money gets invested into improving myself at CrossFit.

Two years ago for my birthday I spent $1000 on Level 1 CrossFit Certification.

This year I spent $500 on USAW Level 1 Certification.  I also got a new pair of lifters for almost $200.  I spent money on a bar muscle up course.  And I just purchased a handstand walk course through WodPrep as well.

I have problems, I’ll readily admit.

I want to win.  Every WOD.  Every time.handstand-walk

I want to beat everyone.  The boys included.

I want to do REALLY well in the Open this year.  Much better than last year.

And I’m relentless once I get an idea in my head.

Take handstand walks.  It’s my new obsession.  I’m resting my arm right now to not further tweak it, but I’ve been doing non-stop drills to get my handstand walk.

Ring muscle-ups are on the priority list as well.

This is all in addition to my strength program.


I want to be the best.  CrossFit is my passion.

I want to be the best at my passion.  Who doesn’t want that?