Crossfitters near and far, gather around for story time with Joey! The open wod from last week was a blast, and we saw a lot of people hit some awesome numbers on 15.1a. We are entering into week 2 of the CrossFit OPEN and there’s no telling what could be thrown at us for 15.2. Will it be the dreaded burpees? Maybe box jumps? or could it get even worse with thrusters and chest to bars?! Who knows, guess we will have to wait and find out tomorrow night!
The nutrition class we had this past weekend had a great turnout and we were extremely happy to see so many eager to help increase their performance through eating. If you still need help finding your macros see either Mike or myself during any of our classes and we will be more than happy to assist you!
In other news around the gym the third annual Battle of Boro is right around the corner! Get ready to come out and test your might mortal combat style as we introduce a new fighting element! Just kidding, no fatalities this year… But we will be looking forward to putting on a kick ass competition for all returning and new competitors. The competition is on April 25th this year, so be ready to come and throw down!
I have also started my journey with the SAGL Raleigh Dragons. For those of you who have not a clue what SAGL is, it stands for the Southern Amateur Grid League. I feel honored to represent our gym, coaches, and athletes in this league and hope to have a huge impact on our team. The Dragons are based out of Crossfit Embark in Apex, NC where we do all of our team training on Saturdays. It’s been an awesome experience training with all of the athletes there, and I can’t wait for our first official match April 4th in Columbia, SC. All of our matches will be held there, and the championship will be held at the end of the season in Orlando, FL.
On a closing note I’ll leave you guys and gals with this. On April 11th Chad and Rosalie Cobb in conjunction with the Flying Shamrock will be hosting a St. Baldrick’s shaving! This event is held to raise money and awareness for childrens cancer. Last year y’all help me raise $2,790, which was extremely awesome! My goal this year is to raise $3500 and shave my beard and head like last year. No donation is too small or too large, any contribution is greatly appreciated. Having several members of my family diagnosed with cancer, including my father, the disease strikes very close to home for me. Let’s join together and help end something that is so brutal and unrelenting. Childrens cancer research is extremely underfunded, and the youth are our future. Let’s help save some lives! The link for donations is located at: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/771317/2015
Keep training hard and kicking ass at life everyone!