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Tuesday, April 9th

“Just finished the 5th and last workout in the Crossfit Open! I laughed, I cried, I bruised and bled, I shook in my little sneakers before every workout, and in the end I can’t even believe some of the things I accomplished! Very happy to have been a part of this….” 

I won’t tell you who this was, but this is a direct quote from one of our members who competed in the Open this year, and I think it’s brilliant in its simplicity.  CrossFit has a way of bringing out the best in us, and challenging us in ways we never thought possible.  But at the end of the day, we are all very happy to be a small part in something so much larger than us…  and that’s what keeps us coming back!

CrossFit can teach us a LOT…  here’s what Lisbeth Darsh learned during the CrossFit Open:

“10 Things I Learned at the Open” by Lisbeth Darsh

1.) You can’t just want it really bad. You have to train really freakin’ hard all year too. Duh.

2.) You can always do more than you think you can. And if you can’t? Then you needed that blow to your ego anyhow …

3.) Your friends at the box want you to do well almost more than you do.

4.) If you didn’t nod your head to #3, then you might need a new box or you might be a jerk with no friends. Either way, you should probably look to make some changes …

5.) Dave Castro must not have been hugged enough as a small child.

6.) If you call any workout “easy” then you’d better be at the top of the leaderboard.

7.) In your gym, the bravest person might not be at the top of the leaderboard — the bravest person might actually be at the bottom.

8.) “Pain” spelled backwards is close to “nap” … and, yeah, you earned it.

9.) After 150 wallball, double-unders will leave the casually committed faster than a pissed-off girlfriend. You’re sweating and stumbling and blowing snot, and your dubs are walking away, one hand up, not wanting to put up with your half-hearted effort anymore.

10.) Air is delicious.

Announcements:

Next Foundations Classes:  Our next Morning Foundations begins (today) Tuesday, April 9th and  our next Evening Foundations Begins Tuesday, April 16th.  Space is limitedReserve Your Spot Now

INDOOR SOCCER NIGHT:  Friday, April 26th 7:00 – 9:00 PM – United Indoor Soccer in Fairfield.  RSVP HERE!!!

Mixed Box Team Competition:  CrossFit Stamford is organizing a mixed team competition with CFT, CFS and Empire State CrossFit.  Team will be 2 men and 2 women, with each team having members from all 3 gyms!  There will be scaled and Rx divisions (guidelines for selecting a division are on the registration page).  Head on over HERE to register (and to check out the WODs)!!  If you have any questions, please let me know!  (and drop me a note when you register)

CFT Ladies Night Out:  Details and RSVP HERE

Workout of the Day:

A. Hang Power Clean, 2-2-2-2-2, Rest 90 Seconds

B. Strict Pull Ups, AMRAP x 3, Rest 2:00

—-Then—-

As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible in 10 Minutes of:

-3 Power Cleans @ 60 – 70% 1RM
-30 Double Unders

—-OR—-

As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible in 10 Minutes of:

-10 Kettlebell Swings
-30 Double Unders

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