Sunday, January 23, 2011

Must have been one tough WOD

So this morning Nancy and I were being super productive and were on our way to the gym to be there as they opened to do our workouts, because we knew there would be no time later in our day. Mine was 25 backsquats at 95lb., 20 pushups,15 backsquats, 20 pushups, 10 squats, 30 push ups, 5 squats. Then the swim which was swim 200yd and 20 squats 4x for time.

Our gym is on 32nd between 6th and 7th avenues. As we approached 32nd St. a police car was blocking it to traffic. We made the turn and saw yellow crime scene tape across the entire street completely blocking the entrance to the club. We should have known something was up when we saw the Medical Examiner van driving down the street. I walked to the tape and lo and behold there was a body lying in the street with a white sheet over it. Feeling badly, but still wanting to get the workout in, I asked a policeman if the gym would be opening soon. He said no way.

We came back and I did a modified workout with the same reps, but used 50lb. dumbbells instead of the 95lb. bar. Finished in 7:25, I'll try to make up the swim.


  1. phew that was scary. glad your ok!

  2. I love the way you tell this story Dan! I also love that somewhere out there, one of NY's Finest is telling his version... "So I'm at this murder scene and some guy comes up and asks if the gym is open! I tol him Fuggedabboutit!"