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Reebok CrossFit Games 2011

12 Aug

The move to Colorado was delayed a week in order to attend the annual CrossFit Games… actually, it’s called the Reebok|CrosssFit Games now. Formality aside, I know it as the convention of fit hard-bodies. Everywhere you looked it was traps! deltoids! six-pack abs! and solid bums! made for oly lifting, sprinting, weighted pullups, and sled-pushing.

The energy was INFECTIOUS. It’s kind of pointless to write about it because it’s just one of those events you just have to experience. Not only could you watch these insanely fit athletes compete in an arena (yes, kind of like Spartacus but no one literally dies), but there was also bull-riding, stand-up paddling, coaching from Rob Orlando (yes, please,) workout gear shopping, jump-rope fitting, and CrossFit web-celebs to be met. In fact, it was at the CrossFit Games that I got to reunite with Joe Petrusky from CrossFit Love and hilarious and witty blogger, Fitbomb. For anyone that didn’t know, Fitbomb’s wife is the culinary genius behind NomNom Paleo (sometimes when I’m hungry, I go to her blog and drool at the pictures.)

Ryan "@deckerra" Decker, Joe Petrusky (owner of CrossFit Love), and me.

Henry "@fitbomb" and me!

Anyway, here is a very, very, very small collection of images. I got a little shutter happy (I’ve seen 6-pack abs before just not THAT many all in one location.)

I Think I Can Jog 6 Miles?

18 May

Ryan and I registered for the Wissahickon Trail Classic.  I figured it was time to put CrossFit to the test.  I like exercise, I really do.  But, it would be icing on the cake if all this CrossFitting actually helped me DO something.  The Trail Classic is just a 6 mile run;  maybe I’m arrogant but I have it in my head that if I can carry a 35lb pack 10 miles then I can certainly jog 6 miles with aid stations.

That leaves me like 2 weeks to see if I can jog 6 miles so  I guess I’ll throw in some 2-miler tempo runs in addition to the WODs.  I don’t think I NEED to, but it wouldn’t hurt to atleast get my run volume up.  This arrogance is going to catch up to me one day.  C’mon CrossFit, don’t let me down!