CrossFit

2016 CrossFit Open Wrapup

For those who don’t know, the CrossFit Open is an annual event where each week for 5 weeks the global CrossFit community does a series of workouts (1 per week) and we all track our scores online against each other. For the athletes at the top, this is the first step in reaching the Regionals…

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Getting ready for the CrossFit Open

Last year was my first time experiencing the CrossFit Open. I was still relatively new to CrossFit, so I didn’t fully grasp the importance of the event, and I certainly did’t realize how much of a bonding experience it would end up being. A year later and with the announcement just hours away for the…

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My first year of CrossFit, and what comes next

One year ago today I stepped in to a CrossFit box for the first time. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit nervous. Everything I heard or had seen online about CrossFit made it seem like an extreme sport. What I found instead was a group of people very similar to myself…

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I’m coming for you, Fran

At the CrossFit box I go to, we have a goal board where everybody writes down a few things they want to accomplish. Some people write about a certain skill they want to master. Others write about an amount they want to lift. I currently have 3 items written on the board. I’ll talk about the others in…

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First CrossFit comp. Didn’t die.

When I first signed up at my new CrossFit box, a few guys were talking about an upcoming competition that they were planning to go to called The Axel CrossFit Showdown. It sounded like fun, so I signed up. A few weeks later they started posting the workouts that we would be doing at the…

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My CrossFit Honeymoon

Six months ago today I stepped in to a CrossFit box (that’s a gym in CrossFit parlance) for the first time. I hadn’t had much success with memberships at other gyms in the past, but my friend had been telling me about how much CrossFit had helped him get in shape, so I wanted to give it…

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CrossFit & Motivation

It’s been a while now, but I used to play beer-league ice hockey on a pretty regular basis. That slowed down a bunch once I moved to Las Vegas. Then when I hurt my knee in 2007 training for the half-marathon, I went ahead and got rid of all my equipment that had been gathering…

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