November 3, 2013

Sunday 131103

Rest Day

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Helga and Fannar.

'Tis Nobler in the Mind—and the Body with Chicago Bulls College Prep, CrossFit Journal video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at November 3, 2013 5:00 PM

This video is very encouraging. Hope this trend continues to every public/private school gym class. Phys. Ed was a complete joke when I was in school that wasn't even taken seriously by the gym "coach". Healthy body's healthy minds kinda go hand in hand.

Comment #1 - Posted by: hollyhog at November 2, 2013 6:26 PM

Where is that pic from?

Comment #2 - Posted by: JB at November 2, 2013 6:28 PM

Con esta aplicaciĆ³n e aprendido mucho del crossfit

Comment #3 - Posted by: israelmolina at November 2, 2013 6:35 PM

Remember - teacher unions are against schools like this. Still shake my head about it because it doesn't make sense. Love that this school is offering these opportunities, both physical and mental, to these kids. Their success rate in school and in life is going to dwarf their public school peers (unfortunately for their peers). Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see how many new CrossFit campus clubs get started soon!

Comment #4 - Posted by: Rob at November 2, 2013 10:23 PM

"What's your Fran time? Where's the closest Crossfit....?" Classic and awesome. That video was so cool.


Comment #5 - Posted by: Tony Blauer at November 2, 2013 10:48 PM


I agree, take out some time for physical exercise and making them strong by showing them they can push beyond their boundaries is so important.

Like O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (aikido) said: "(Aikido) create(s) a atmosphere of harmony through rigorous and severe training."

And as important as it is for me to walk into the box and do the WOD, it is also important to train my body/mind/spirit to relax, recuperate and reflect. So I am constantly improving.

Have a great Sunday!

Comment #6 - Posted by: RJ at November 3, 2013 4:28 AM

@ rob Teacher unions are against schools like this? We have a CrossFit club at our public school, which I am a sponsor of.
Great video--
Someone forgot to tell my 4 yr old about the whole daylight savings time, get an extra hour of sleep, so I modified "coe"
10 rounds
10 70# thruster
10 ring push ups
10 abmat sit us

Comment #7 - Posted by: Mike Andridge/43/5'8"/175 at November 3, 2013 4:37 AM

Yesterday's wod 26:18

Comment #8 - Posted by: D.S. at November 3, 2013 4:51 AM

Ditto to comments #1 and #4!! Awesome video and messages being spread/shared with our youth that will move along and spread the Crossfit word - impressive!

Comment #9 - Posted by: jw at November 3, 2013 5:50 AM

What a beautiful pic, thanks.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Apolloswabbie 72" 205# 49 at November 3, 2013 6:49 AM

ahhhh......St. Pete Beach?! Don Cesar in the back ground I think!

Comment #11 - Posted by: steve at November 3, 2013 7:40 AM

I'm pretty sure Glorybelle is running the NY Marathon today...Good luck!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Deidre at November 3, 2013 7:53 AM

What is Glorybelle's running number? I'm tracking a few folks on Any other crossfitters doing the NYC marathon today?

Comment #13 - Posted by: J.T. at November 3, 2013 8:20 AM

For Rob and Mike and anyone else interested, to jump into the rest day kids education discussion.

Have you watched the documentary, 'Waiting for Superman?'

It's a film about the Teachers Unions with pieces on Charter schools. Highlighting what's wrong with US schools, and putting the majority of the blame on the Teachers Unions. In the fact that it's nearly impossible to fire a (worthless) teacher. Charter schools teachers, I believe (and could be wrong), are not in the teachers unions, so I think that's what Rob meant in his comments. Charter schools have more freedom, usually, to bring in something unique or 'out of the box' like CF to experiment with. It's awesome that you, Mike, would help to sponsor CF in your areas public schools. I wish/hope more trainers/CFers would get involved with public schools, however I imagine administrative roadblocks with many.

I am not a teacher, but have 2 elementary age children and am always interested in new ways to view childhood education. I am a trainer at a DoD gym, and bring my children in for informal 'funtime' with dad, focusing on a few fundamentals at a time.

Does anyone have any experience with starting a CF program for a school, and the administrative/liability issues that could come up?

The CF journals I've read have covered the value of physical education, especially the benefits of pushing the CF philosphy to kids, but are there any that cover the obstacles of getting a program started?

Comment #14 - Posted by: Scott at November 3, 2013 9:14 AM

Does somebody have some documentary about heart-patients and Crossfit? Revalidation after heart-infarct.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Bruno N. at November 3, 2013 10:05 AM

Sunday musings...

1) Llama. How, exactly, do you pronounce that second "L"?

2) Problem? My computer refuses to sync with the hotspot. Mrs. bingo provides perspective: "Really? We are traveling at 75 MPH and the sync isn't happening fast enough for you? Really?"

Bitten again by the scourge of a First World Problem.

3) Columbus. It's beyond weird to visit Columbus and NOT partake in some massive CrossFit event, but there I was with Mrs. bingo visiting "The Heir" and the "Soon-to-be-Heiress" (who will need a nickname!) in their new digs. Very cool town, especially the tour of OSU.

We DID drop in on CrossFit Endeavor though, and that was massively cool.

4) Choose. You stand at a crossroad. You've come upon an obstacle. Progress has slowed, maybe ceased. There is now an adversary where once there was none. Whatever. Now you must choose.

It's much harder than that, though. It always is. You never get to make these existential choices in a vacuum, the effect of your choice felt only or even mostly by you. No, there will be a number of others who will be profoundly affected not only by the endpoint but also by the process. You don't even get to choose if you are an endpoint-driven guy or a process-driven gal. Either or both will affect the riders on your storm.

Yet there you sit, literally occupying the only square yard of turf on which you cannot stay: where you are.

Some decisions, problems or fights can simply be left behind. Leave the ground and simply re-boot. Perform a tactical retreat, re-arm, and then re-engage. Heck, maybe the only proper call is a full-on capitulation. Declare defeat and get the heck out of Dodge. You had the wrong idea, the wrong location, or you just didn't execute as well as you needed to . It happens, even to really smart people who tried exceptionally hard to do the right thing.

Or not. You survey the ground and discover that there is no reason to retreat for any reason, tactical or survival. What you need to do is re-commit, double down on the commitment even. Kind of a "surge" in your attempt to move whatever it is forward. Is the outcome on the other end of the crossroad just so necessary that you simply need to find a way to get there? Is there something about the fight that simply compels you to win, compels you to force whatever opponent you might have to confront their own cost of continuing?

Listen, I have not a single answer for any of this. I don't know what the answer is for you. We do this in little ways every hour of every day and the issues are mostly stuff that borders on trivial; you don't even think of it as needing deciding, let alone consider the process. But those big ones, the ones that feel like life and death, those that you can't escape are the ones that deserve the equivalent of a Star Chamber. You can't delegate, and you'll have to man up and own the outcome. The only thing I do know, for you, for me, for anyone, is that you're gonna have to choose.

No one can stand forever at the crossroad.

I'll see you next week...

Comment #16 - Posted by: bingo at November 3, 2013 10:34 AM

Musings await...

Comment #17 - Posted by: bingo at November 3, 2013 11:28 AM

Love the JROTC in the background at 3:44! Great video, great leaders. Thanks.

Comment #18 - Posted by: KellyO at November 3, 2013 1:08 PM

Today's WODs:

Death by KB Swings @ 1.5 pood, 12 rounds

Amanda @ 95#, 3:32

1000m row, 4:15

Comment #19 - Posted by: Vinny at November 3, 2013 2:19 PM

I agree that looks like St. Pete Beach FL with the Don (Pink castle looking building) in the back.

Comment #20 - Posted by: Ben at November 3, 2013 3:28 PM

Ran the NYCM today in 4:04. Considering that I only did 1 "long" run of 14 miles, and CrossFit prior to a short, 5 week training plan, which basically meant no marathon training at all, I'm happy. Now I can get back to CrossFit. Yay!

Comment #21 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/135) at November 3, 2013 6:14 PM

Lax-workout at track with kid:

10 x 1/4 mile, hold desired mile pace for each quarter, rest as needed, sprint an 11th quarter mile at 10 secs faster than pace...

Kid held 1:40-1:42 for most; I went for 1:44-1:47.

She sprinted 1:35, I did 1:36.

Good workout on semi-sunny Washington Sunday. Pleased that knees, hips, ankles all felt great during and after workout.

Comment #22 - Posted by: matt h 52 5'11" 183 3.9.11 at November 3, 2013 10:15 PM

Definitely the Don Cesar in the background. South St. Pete Beach (Pass-a-grille area).

Comment #23 - Posted by: EdG at November 4, 2013 8:18 AM

Wow. Curriculum based on CF. Creepy. How about anatomy/physio, and let them make up their own minds?

Jaja! What's your fran time...I'm going to tell my 1 yr old boy to ask girls that he likes how fast they can run a mile. I don't care how fast, but if they don't have an answer, walk away.

Comment #24 - Posted by: Nic at November 4, 2013 2:46 PM

@deidre and J.T., thanks for remembering! I didn't see your posts before I added my update. I'm pretty sore today and expect to feel it worse tomorrow. But I'll be back to CF by the end of the week. Can't wait!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/135) at November 4, 2013 8:25 PM

Pic is nice. I love seeing some toes UU

Comment #26 - Posted by: danielwv at November 5, 2013 2:00 AM
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