And you think it is cold here in the morning? ActiveXer Crystal Barnes recently returned for a extended trip to Antartica! She braved the absolutely frigid cold, one of the nastiest ocean swells there is, and lots of penguins! You can see her amazing photos here:
ActiveXer Burt Repine just got back from summiting 23,000 ft. Aconcagua in Argentina! An absolutely amazing adventure, one that takes months of preparation, is extremely gear intensive, not to mention costly, both financially and potentially physically. Huge congratulations to Burt pushing himself to do something extraordinary! By the way...Burt comes from pretty good stock. His mom has won her age group in Kona multiple times, and has competed in 14 Ironman-distace races, and is still getting after it, at 60. Awesome.
Burt will be posting a "race report" soon with additional photos. Burt, awesome man, awesome.
Unfortunately, Burt washed the stink out of the ActiveX hoody after the trip, so whomever has it next gets a fresh start.
Nasty San Diego weather conditions didn't stop an intrepid group of ActiveXers from training today. "We take advantage of the poor conditions, because it keeps us from getting soft" said Mike Dobransky, an ActiveX athlete. "Getting sloppy wet only intensified the fun, added that little bit of extra insanity to already insane Turkish getups" said Kelly Conti. And from Gulam, an avid Xer and new father, "burrrrr".
Teams of 2, 30 minutes of:
6 Turkish Getups / wall sits (one member does the TGUs while the other wall sits, until the TGUs are completed, then switch)
2 x 5 flights of stairs / Pushups (on member climbs stairs with other does pushups. Switch when stair climber is finished)
25 lunges down, 25 lunges back / situps ( one lunges, one does situps until lunger is finished, switch)