July 17, 2011

Sunday 110717

Rest Day


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Jason Skerlong and Mark Hunsinger.

"My Memories, Business Models and Intro to CrossFit" with Tony Blauer, CrossFit Journal preview video [wmv] [mov]

"All Over The Map: Burke, Dever and Olson" by Again Faster Equipment - video [wmv] [mov]

Interview with Kelly Steadman at the North East Regional - video [wmv] [mov]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A - 3rd mvt.

Robert Louis Stevenson - Summer Sun.

"The Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus" by Adam Rogers, Wired.

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Posted by Pukie at July 17, 2011 5:00 PM

hope i dont take to much heat for this ,but i hate the new store !! our shirts used to be cool .

Comment #1 - Posted by: catnog at July 16, 2011 6:10 PM

Mozart's clarinet concerto is simply magic - my favorite classical piece - always makes me smile. It's well worth watching the 1st movement, too.

Comment #2 - Posted by: heath at July 16, 2011 7:06 PM

Mozart's clarinet concerto is simply magic - my favorite classical piece - always makes me smile. It's well worth watching the 1st movement, too.

Comment #3 - Posted by: heath at July 16, 2011 7:07 PM

Wakeboarding! Coincidentally just today I began a vacation where I hope to see if a year of crossfit has translated into improved wakeboarding performance. Less face planting would be positive.

Comment #4 - Posted by: rb (M/34/5'8"/150) at July 16, 2011 7:49 PM

Catnog.....i agree 100% - the cool thing is that the right up for a $100 shirt says "lightweight travel like a caveman" What a shame it is because i love the workouts and the program but hate reebok - i haven't owned anything reebok since 1989 and damn sure don't plan on buying a shirt that says reebok crossfit....should have been left simple next thing the people at the games wiill have to wear uniform....oh wait!

Comment #5 - Posted by: james at July 16, 2011 7:56 PM

I agree, the store has gone down hill. Sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing. The gear looks good, just too expensive for me. Maybe you could still offer the old school CF gear also?

Comment #6 - Posted by: zaffa at July 16, 2011 9:34 PM

Just checked out the store. $55 for a t-shirt is obscene. I am very disappointed. Someone sold out. Shame.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Brian_M at July 16, 2011 10:51 PM

I agree that the new store sucks. I am really glad I stocked up on the old stuff before the real store closed. New store is an epic fail. The nice thing about the Infidel line was people who knew nothing of Crossfit would ask about the shirt, and WHAM, introduced to both the system and a new lifestyle. I has worked great where I am in Belgium. I hope we make better decisions later, cause we all are gonna suffer otherwise.

Comment #8 - Posted by: chad at July 16, 2011 11:42 PM


Comment #9 - Posted by: Fred at July 17, 2011 12:10 AM

2 heads are better than one.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Jen at July 17, 2011 5:42 AM

That looks like a broken ankle/knee waiting to happen. I hope those guys trust the others not to fall away from them.

Comment #11 - Posted by: f at July 17, 2011 6:55 AM

Sunday musings (on 50)...

1) 50. Mrs. bingo is 50 today. She has handled it waaaaay better than yours truly did 1.5 years ago. No surprise there!

2) Store. It appears that a few folks have just discovered that Crossfit is also a business. While I can certainly understand the sentiment about the prices quoted, I seem to recall the exact same comments about the prices charged previously. Same themes, too, about not being consistent with the type of folks in the community, greedy, etc., etc.

There are now, STILL, 3 Crossfits. Crossfit the fitness program, one version of which is brought to you free of charge here on Crossfit.com, 3-on, 1-off. Crossfit the sport, soon to be coming to a computer near you as the Crossfit Games beam out from the HDC. And Crossfit the company, Crossfit, Inc., responsible for providing the livelihood of quite a few folks not only at Crossfit HQ but also at some 3000 Affiliate gyms and a few non-affilitated companies (Innov-8, Life as Rx, C2).

I totally get the Crossfit Community thing. Really. But business is business. The store will fly or not. The merchandise will move or not. The pricing is appropriate per the market or not. My bet? This will be a massively positive thing for other people selling Crossfit gear out of their box, and we will see some "special pricing" on stuff in Q4.

Crossfit, Inc. understands markets, too.

3)The edge. No, not that guitar guy... as in 'living on the edge.' I saw this somewhere; can't remember just where so apologies to whomever owns the quote. "If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space."

That's some good stuff.

I don't think it's about danger, but I do think it's about risk. About taking chances. Living out on the farthest reaches of what you THINK you can do, because that's the only way to find out just what you CAN do.

There are times in life when it's easier, or at least more appropriate to do this. I made my entrepreneurial leap at age 44. Rather late for sure, and financially maybe too late. We'll see. But a bunch of us old folks were together last night chatting about our progeny and hoping that they would get out on the edge now, while they are young. Take some chances. Maybe fail a couple of times. Fail UP.

Out on the edge is where the really big successes lie.

4) Carpe Diem. "Living to die another day." I like this one, and I like it because you can spin it a bunch of ways. Me? Well, I'm a pretty positive spin guy as you've no doubt discovered.

Today I live. I, like you, and like every creature walking our fair planet, will die on some tomorrow. Another day, but not today. I know not which tomorrow it will be, but I know that, for the moment, it is not today.

I hold a "hand" that I've been dealt from yesterday, one that will be the foundation for the "hand" I will hold tomorrow. I cannot change the deal; what is in my hand is what I have, what I will play from today. I have a responsibility to make sure that I don't totally muck it up today, 'cause if I'm in the game tomorrow I'll want to have a reasonable hand to start. But I'm playing TODAY and I'm going to play to win.

Somebody has to win; it might as well be me. Heck, LOTS of people can win; I might as well be one of them.

I'm living to die another day. My game will be over and I'll have played that last hand. But I'm LIVING today, not dying, and I'll be PLAYING that hand.

I won't ever be folding.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #12 - Posted by: bingo at July 17, 2011 7:19 AM

People who are really committed to being unhappy about things can always find a way. This makes a certain kind of sense if being unhappy about, for example, high priced t shirts feels better than feeling what one might otherwise feel, like, "why am I so financially powerless." Whether or not that analysis is correct, I'm with you Bingo - all we have is today, better make something good out of it, perhaps by working out how to take the risk with style and feeling.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 74 209 47yoa at July 17, 2011 7:30 AM

Bingo , I am not at all upset with the prices , didn't say I was . I had no problem with the prices in the old or the new store and I do understand it's a business . I have gotten a free service for years and in return have paid any price for merchandise and Certs . What I don't like is the mainstream styles and patterns . What happened to pukie shirts and board shorts . Now we get antimicrobial rash gaurds with Reebok getting top billing on quite a few . Instead of wearing a shirt that makes a statement about the crossfit lifestyle , I get to buy one that looks like anyold athletic design
I can buy at the nearest retail . Give me an infidel or pukie shirt and I'll pay any price . I have and will continue to support the lifestyle down in the trenches .

Comment #14 - Posted by: Carnot at July 17, 2011 7:45 AM

Bingo- "If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space" comes from No Fear t-shirts. And carpe diem actually means "Sieze the day" if my high school Latin serves me correctly.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Big J-Ride at July 17, 2011 8:11 AM

Comment # 15 should have been under name. Catnog

Comment #16 - Posted by: Catnog at July 17, 2011 8:18 AM

I hurt my elbow 36 days ago today messing around too much with muscle ups and wide grip power cleans one day... and I haven't been able to use it at all in the past month :( no full extension/flexion. MRI says I cracked the tendons leading into the elbow resulting in a cracked and swollen bone. I can honestly say I'm feeling depressed not being able to wod everyday, not being able to use my elbow with any resistance at all, and getting weaker and weaker everyday. I've been running everyday just to get that feeling of accomplishment after my workout but I can tell I'm losing power and strength every day that passes. Does anybody have any suggestions at all? I know I'm supposed to rest until it's healed up but I can't sit still any longer...

Comment #17 - Posted by: cristobal at July 17, 2011 9:02 AM


I'm a physical therapist and treat that condition quite often. Find a PT, a good PT, and inquire about the ASTyM treatment. It's the best tx out there for that type of injury. Good luck!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Justin at July 17, 2011 9:30 AM

"Barbara", details there.

Comment #19 - Posted by: bingo at July 17, 2011 10:29 AM

rehabbing a severely sprained ankle and bad calf tear, anyone have a suggestion as far as a good compression wrap to provide support to the bad wheel, wondering if the skinz socks would work? Also have an old wetsuit, was thinking to use one of those legs, but rather not cut it up if there is a better option out there. Any help would be appreciated

Comment #20 - Posted by: J-n-ca at July 17, 2011 11:33 AM

thanks for the Musings Bingo.

Comment #21 - Posted by: SANTI at July 17, 2011 2:07 PM

Made up Barbara today. Results posted there.

Thanks bingo.

Comment #22 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/52/5'11"/172) at July 17, 2011 3:33 PM

24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs

Three rounds for time of:
30 pound dumbbell Waiter walk, 100 meters, Right arm
30 GHD Sit-ups
30 pound dumbbell Waiter walk, 100 meters, Left arm
30 Back extensions


My timer stopped in my pocket during the first walk, but I noticed it and think 31 minutes is very close. I think the GHD sit-ups are gonna hurt even worse tomorrow...

Comment #23 - Posted by: BC at July 17, 2011 3:41 PM

Made up 21-18...3 pullup - HSPU workout today; details there.

Comment #24 - Posted by: matt h - 49m - 5'11" - 185bwt at July 17, 2011 5:21 PM

an article about fungus and booze - and it's great. Go friggin' figure!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 74 209 47yoa at July 17, 2011 6:07 PM

Wakeboarding in flannels. Love it

Comment #26 - Posted by: Tobin at July 17, 2011 10:32 PM

steadman seems solid, likin her. loved all the vids, thnaks for the restful day of kayaking!

Comment #27 - Posted by: lei at July 18, 2011 2:55 AM

Dever lost me when she said that females aren't "naturally athletic." And then there was more crap.

Comment #28 - Posted by: COcowgirl at July 19, 2011 2:59 PM
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