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Posted: 10 October 2008 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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radiosound - 10 October 2008 07:11 AM

Peet’s is coffee so strong it gives many people a stomach ache.  If I’m in the right mode, and they’ve brewed it correctly, it makes my teeth vibrate.

Hot as hell, black as death . . .

MMMMMMM. 

Peets is to starbucks what half and half is to non dairy creamer . . . .

So iffn’ you’re one of those Marys who thinks Starbucks is “just too strong, oh my goodness” . . . so much the better . . .

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Posted: 10 October 2008 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Looks intimidating.
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Tim’s is no where near as strong as Starbucks.  They are everywhere up here though… like every 2 blocks.  Tim Horton was a hockey star, so obviously any buisiness carrying his name was bound to succeed up here… well that and they put crack in their coffee.
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Canus:  Yeah you should.  Ask for the Double-Double and a box of TimBits.  So much cream and sugar you’ll feel like hell for a week, but totally worth it.

RadioSound: Wifey is a nurse and has told me she over heard a gastrologist say that Starbucks keeps him in business.  The doctors down there must give thanks to Peet before partaking in Sunday Dinner.
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Posted: 10 October 2008 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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BathMatt - 10 October 2008 07:42 AM

RadioSound: Wifey is a nurse and has told me she over heard a gastrologist say that Starbucks keeps him in business.  The doctors down there must give thanks to Peet before partaking in Sunday Dinner.
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Yeah, my cardiologist recommends I have a croissant a day . . . .

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Posted: 10 October 2008 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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New Orleans cafe au lait and beignets

Who needs recovery with all the energy that supplies.
Sounds like you’re feeling a little better, TP.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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FirmDancer - 10 October 2008 08:01 AM

Who needs recovery with all the energy that supplies.
Sounds like you’re feeling a little better, TP.

Eeeyup.  I’ll try and workout tonight.  Been two days off.  Ugh.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Poking around AgainFaster and thought this book review pertained to our topic… the original topic, that is.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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BathMatt - 10 October 2008 11:08 AM

Poking around AgainFaster and thought this book review pertained to our topic… the original topic, that is.

Lemme ‘splain . . . no.  Is too much.  Lemme sum up: More sleep. 9.5 hours . .

Good catch man.

Okay, FD, more with the Yoga.  What about it do you think lets you sleep deeper?

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Posted: 10 October 2008 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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TexasPatrick - 10 October 2008 11:20 AM
BathMatt - 10 October 2008 11:08 AM

Poking around AgainFaster and thought this book review pertained to our topic… the original topic, that is.

Lemme ‘splain . . . no.  Is too much.  Lemme sum up: More sleep. 9.5 hours . .

Good catch man.

Okay, FD, more with the Yoga.  What about it do you think lets you sleep deeper?

Are those metric hours or standard hours?  I have to get up at 5:30, which means that I’d have to go to bed at 8:00.  This just isn’t going to happen.

And I want to hear more about Yoga, too.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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canus_nerdus - 10 October 2008 11:27 AM

Are those metric hours or standard hours?  I have to get up at 5:30, which means that I’d have to go to bed at 8:00.  This just isn’t going to happen.

And I want to hear more about Yoga, too.

I’d have to go to bed at 8:00 too . . . . I could probably get to bed at 9 on a regular basis.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Ok people….
Let go of your fru fru coffee’s, get out of your aroma candle lit houses, stop thinking about why everything is so hard…
My grandfater was a sailor back when ships didn’t have engines… He slept about 4 hrs a day. Did for at least 50 years. Worked hard outside (that time periods CrossFit)
ate a healthy meal 3 times a day. Strong as an ox, never complained….

So what does this mean? I think we are going towards what society in general is doing. GETTING WEAK!!!
Remember back to when you where young. You dropped your cookie on the floor…..3 sec rule, right? Now how many of you would NEVER allow your kid to do that?
Lit candle…your kid is slowly moving his/her hand closer to the flame….what will you do? Ok you know what you will do, now think what will give the kid the best learning lesson?
Yes yes, I totally understand that we can’t let kids walk into the road so they get hit by a car, that’s against common sense. But you catch my drift…?

So many things has been “brought to light” lately about what we “must do” in order to stay healthy. I am all for progress and science, but we need to know when we should just cowboy up and quit whining. Sometimes things are taken too far and I beleive that this might be ne of those times. If we are dealing with professional athletes who needs to perform at a certain level, yes. Put them in cryo chambers and oxygen tents, do what is nescessary. Let them sleep for 9.63215 hrs per day.  But I am not a professional athlete. I don’t know if CrossFit is “my sport”. I utilize the CF system to prepare me for life, and especially my work.  I know we all want to be so good that we should be considered for the Oxygen Tent ( I am getting Michael Jacson vibes here..) but I am not.
I went to the CF Games and got my behind handed to me so I know where I am at in the pecking order.  However, CrossFit helps me out tremendously in my job. Now do I adapt my life to CF? No, I don’t. Sometimes I get 4 hrs of sleep with extremely harsh environments and workloads before and after. This is what CF prepares me for.

Ok ok I am going of on a tangent. My bottom line: There is a lot of research out there. Some say 9 hrs, some say 5….. Take what you can, but don’t let your life be dictated by sleeping time. Remember you tried that as a teenager already. Just look at all the stupid stuff you did smile

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Posted: 10 October 2008 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Does anyone else sit up straighter when someone from Ramona plays the “don’t be soft” card?

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Posted: 10 October 2008 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Super Swede - 10 October 2008 12:04 PM

Ok people….
Let go of your fru fru coffee’s, get out of your aroma candle lit houses, stop thinking about why everything is so hard…
My grandfater was a sailor back when ships didn’t have engines… smile

Did he have to sail uphill both ways?  In the snow? wink

Hey, don’t Swedes boil their coffee?  I mean as in water + coffee + heat + strainer?  Nice.

Super Swede - 10 October 2008 12:04 PM

I went to the CF Games and got my behind handed to me so I know where I am at in the pecking order.  However, CrossFit helps me out tremendously in my job. Now do I adapt my life to CF? No, I don’t. Sometimes I get 4 hrs of sleep with extremely harsh environments and workloads before and after. This is what CF prepares me for.

Ok ok I am going of on a tangent. My bottom line: There is a lot of research out there. Some say 9 hrs, some say 5….. Take what you can, but don’t let your life be dictated by sleeping time. Remember you tried that as a teenager already. Just look at all the stupid stuff you did smile

Fair enough.  What I’m looking for is my best return on investment . . .  Crossfit is my best exercise ROI.  The zone seems to provide the best nutrition bang for my buck.  Now i’m looking to maximize recovery.  Not to run my life around crossfit, but to make the best of the available choices.  Oh, I’d love to get 10 hours of sleep a day.  Not gonna happen but once every blue moon, but hey.

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Posted: 10 October 2008 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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radiosound - 10 October 2008 12:15 PM

Does anyone else sit up straighter when someone from Ramona plays the “don’t be soft” card?

Ha! Yeah, they walk the walk too . . . but even SS has pointed out that if you get too tore up in training, you’re not effective at your mission . . . there’s no point in pain for pain’s sake . . . wait, am I talking about SS and GD?  Never mind . . . i’m so confused . . .  confused

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Posted: 10 October 2008 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Swede is not from Ramona although we have tried to hypnotize him into thinking it would be a good place to be… no success.
He drives an hour each way several times a week to be SS with DA.  Makes it just a bit worse, now doesn’t it ?

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Posted: 10 October 2008 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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BlueBugofJustice - 10 October 2008 12:57 PM

He drives an hour each way several times a week to be SS with DA.  Makes it just a bit worse, now doesn’t it ?

Yes. In innumerable ways.

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