|Send us a tip!||Friday, November 3, 2017|
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve.” — Napolean Hill
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
Two days until the CrossFit Invitational.
Roundup — Kara Webb joins the Brute Strength team. Rich Froning tore his meniscus the week before Regionals. The Pacific Team did ROMWOD on a floating barge yesterday. Here are the cool Reebok swag bags for the Invitational athletes. Happy Birthday Tennil
Reed-Beuerlein. Patrick Vellner finally got awarded his third place medal at the athlete dinner last night.
Invitational Event 1: 40 rope climbs, total 35/20-cal row, each 30/20-cal Assault Bike, each 30 Worm cleans, total.
Meaningless Random Observation…the only Invitational athlete mug shot missing is Sara Signmundsdottir (at time of publication).
Making Mayhem…How Tasia Percevecz became CrossFit Mayhem’s sixth athlete — Out of the blue, Matt Hewett, one of the three male athletes on CrossFit Mayhem, reached out to Tasia on Instagram to gauge her interest in joining the squad for the 2018 season. So Tasia flew down for a weekend of WODs and hanging out with the team to see if it would be a good fit. Side note: let this be a reminder to check your Instagram messages. You never know.
COFFEE BREAK CONVERSATIONS
What to tell your friend who just hung up their sneakers…
There’s life after retirement. Just ask Stacie Tovar, who quite literally, left her shoes out on the floor after the final event of the 2017 CrossFit Games. Writing in her hometown paper, Stacie admits to having a hard time adjusting to life after Games training; she’s been doing it for eight straight years after all. So how’s she gonna spend all that extra time? “I want to teach, educate, and
share all the knowledge and expertise that I’ve acquired over the past decade. I’m ready to invest in others now and pass along opportunities for them to succeed.” We’re just over here wishing we could be a fly on that wall to soak up all her knowledge and experience.
What to tell your friend who loves to jump rope…
How’s 10,000 double-unders sound? RPM Fitness’ 10K jump challenge kicks off this month and the more you jump the more prizes you can get. Some jump rope pros are thinking yeah 10K double-unders in 30 days…that’s NBD. If you’re mathematically challenged like us, you’d need to do 333 double unders a day to get 10K by end of November, and that includes “heavy Thursday” and “I still can’t walk Friday” after Thanksgiving. Good luck and please mobilize your Achilles.
WATCH: The CrossFit Invitational Live
On Sunday, from 4 – 6 PM local Melbourne time, the best of the best are throwing down in Melbourne, Australia for the 2017 CrossFit Games Invitational. If you feel like staying up that late (or getting up that early), here’s what you need to know to catch it live.
HEAR: Redefining A Male’s World As A Monster Jam Truck Driver
Meet Cynthia Gauthier. She drives a monster truck in Monster Jam, the live monster truck motorsport event where giant trucks smash other trucks and soar through the air. On top of that she also does this little thing called CrossFit. Cynthia joined the Nasty Girls Podcast to share how she’s inspiring other girls across the country to follow their dreams.
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CHALK UP AFFILIATES
- On October 28, Summit Strength and CrossFit in Indianapolis, IN raised $1,000 for the Indy SurviveOars, a breast cancer surviver/supporter group which competes in paddle boating across the country.
- Swift River CrossFit in Conway, NH helped raise $3,436 for “Kilos for a Cure,” a nonprofit which raises money for the American Cancer Society. “Kilos for a Cure” was started by two-time cancer survivor Ellyn Robinson who owns Robinson’s Weightlifting and has worked tirelessly to celebrate lives, to save lives and to lead the fight for a world without cancer.