Saturday 101009


Snatch and Balls

We're going to break in the new space. Thanks to Keane and Ryan G. for coming up with this WOD. We'll be playing dodgeball – with a CrossFit twist of course. When you get hit out, you peform 10 snatches, 75#/55#!

Please bring any balls that would be good for throwing at people.

Ryan K. goes Superman!

This post was referenced on the message board. It comes from Cherie at CrossFit Verve ( and may be one of the best posts about CrossFit ever. What do you think? Have you been ruined?

Why CrossFit Ruined My Life:
Dedicated to Greg Glassman, the man that ruined my life.

My WHOLE life I searched for a fitness that I couldn’t explain.  I was always active, always “healthy”.  I was a vegetarian for 16 years, because it was “healthy”.  I ran, biked, climbed, surfed and lived a relatively balanced and happy lifestyle.  Then I found CrossFit and my life will never be the same….

Because of CrossFit, I will never eat Mung for dinner again (unless it's a cheat meal).  Mung is a delicious mixture of re fried beans, peppers, onions, cheese, and salsa cooked in a crock pot on low.  I used homemade tortilla chips for dipping, cuz they are healthier then the store bought ones, right?

Because of CrossFit, normal everyday people just don’t look the same.  When you are constantly surrounded by CrossFitters your perception of human anatomy is skewed.  Too skinny is weak and too strong is slow.

Because of CrossFit, I believe all people are capable of amazing physical feats, when they don’t produce, I take it personally and have no tolerance for laziness.

Because of CrossFit, I will never be alone.  There will always be friends I should spend time with, athletes I need train and new people I want to get to know. 

Because of CrossFit, I may look amazing naked, however, damned if I can fit into normal girl clothes.  Put me in yoga pants and I’ll knock your socks off.  Send me on a mission to find a dress, pair of jeans or a feminine top and I’ll come home defeated.  My wardrobe will forever consist of 90% t’shirts.

Because of CrossFit, I will spend at least half of my waking days lurking on websites, watching, learning, getting pumped up and being inspired. will be the first site I look at every morning and the last before bed.  Why am I mesmerized by people working out.  Damn you CrossFit.

Because of CrossFit, my hands will never be soft and silky.  They will forever remain rough and coarse.  They have become hands of capacity and are not for looks or ginger caressing.

Because of CrossFit, I will never be able to separate my health and fitness again.  They will always be joined as one, interlocked in an intimate marriage of understanding.  I have no excuses. 

Because of CrossFit, people think I work out all day, deprive myself of sinful pleasures and am generally unfun (because their definition of fun has become so incompatible with mine)! 

Because of CrossFit, I will never be satisfied with my fitness.  There will always be something to achieve, something to try and something to “get better at”, nothing I can't do!

Has CrossFit ruined your life?

10 thoughts on “Saturday 101009”

  1. Yes, Crossfit has ruined my life. Heard today that someone said I was one big muscle. Wow! I couldn’t have heard a better compliment. At a meeting today, I was embarassed to raise my hands because Jane ripped them up pretty badly (looks like self harm to others….). I work with a student in my job who also is catching the Crossfit “fever”. He loves to tell everyone how many lunges, squats, wallballs, etc. he does. I’m proud of him and more importantly he is proud of himself, something I don’t think he’s ever had before. 🙂 Also, there is no better buzz than the endorphin overload after a WOD like Murphy or GI Jane!

  2. Crossfit and paleo are well on the way to messing things up permanently, yeah.
    Dropped 10 lbs in the first 8 days on Paleo and hit a big PR on pullups this week. Then reality.
    Last 3 days I have stopped dropping weight on Paleo – guess the free and easy loss is over (water). Ate sashimi and seaweed salad last night and even used almost no soy – just enough to make a LOT of wasabi stick to the fish.
    Woke up this morning feeling puffy eyed and heavy – scale agrees. I kept an extra 2-3 lbs of water overnight just from that much salt.
    So I got pissed off and ate half a slice of pizza left over from the babysitter last night… and nearly hurled. Took a 30 minute run and worked through 40 oz of water and ta dah… I felt a lot better.
    Damned paleo and crossfit. I see where this is going.

  3. What great news Wendy! You are one big muscle:)
    Kevin- good job getting back on track. I’ve been so tempted to cheat but I know if I do that it’s all down hill from there. So I plug along and am trying some new recipes and I am no cook so we’ll see!
    Good job on the 10lbs. great news!
    Keep up the good work everyone, One week down 3 more to go:)

  4. How did the “Snatch and Balls” go today? I don’t see how it could be anything less than awesome (especially with a name like that), but I am excited to hear the details!
    FYI, I am so determined not to cheat during the Paleo Challenge that we cancelled the dinner reservation Ty made to the Melting Pot for my birthday tonight so that we can fully indulge next month. I’m still a little sad about no birthday cake though.

  5. No worries Jill, I have nasty Paleo Fudgy Brownies and burnt Almost Oatmeal Raisin Paleo Cookies for you! YUM!!!
    Come on…I know you are dying to have some!
    I’m now on a mission to make something sort of sinful but not cheat on the challenge. Even if I go broke doing it. These healthy ingredients are so expensive!

  6. Ruined: The downfall, destruction or decay of anything. Yup, it ruined my life. I’ve lived through the downfall of years of poor choices fueled by undereducated decisions and lack of being in tune with my body’s needs. I’ve experienced the destruction of “I can’t”. I’ve experienced the decay of the “old” Jennifer. Decay of body fat, decay of mental weakness, decay of acquiescence of not reaching full potential. I am in full rebellion.
    Turns out ruination is not such a bad thing.

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