Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while still feeling about this fat.
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CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
Björgvin Gudmundsson responds to two male Icelandic athletes refusing drug tests: “I have always showed up to and passed every drug test I have been asked to take, I can be tested any time, anywhere, randomly or not. With this I want to declare my support towards drug testing in CrossFit as well as any other sport.”
GLASSMAN’S BSU THROWDOWN
Nick Uranker is currently winning Greg Glassman’s competition with a time of 11:06, but Carleen Mathews has the fastest female time of 13:20. The only other Games athlete to give it a try (that we’ve seen) is Spencer Hendel with a time of 12:52. You have until 5PM Pacific tonight to submit your score. Have no idea what we’re talking about? Click here.
CHALK UP READS
After being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease, when she was 22 years old, Danielle Walker suffered for years to balance her symptoms with the side effects of her medications, often landing herself in the hospital. She realized that she needed to take matters into her own hands and started to make some dietary changes including removing grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet. As her symptoms started to improve and she started to wean from some medications, she began a blog to help others who were suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food.
“Is there anything I am eating, or not getting enough of, or deficient in, or something I am eating constantly that might be aggravating [my symptoms]? Every single doctor said no. They said the same three things: diet can’t cause it, diet can’t cure it, diet can’t help it. Like a script they were given.”
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
Stefan Glover, co-owner of Canandaigua CrossFit, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a few years back and says CrossFit has put him in the best shape of his life: “Through diet, exercise, and the community of CrossFit, I am the healthiest I’ve been. I’ve found new purpose with exercise and I want to pass on the positive and sometimes life-changing experience.”