Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up. Today’s edition was chalked up while getting chased by a dinosaur at Red Wolf CrossFit.
Heads up: there will be no Chalk Up on Wednesday and Thursday but we’re coming back at ya on Friday, instead we’ll be stuffing out face with caramelized brussels sprouts, rosemary balsamic butternut squash and some seriously garlicky greens 🙂
QUOTE OF THE DAY
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIT THE BOX
Pat Sherwood and Emily Carothers got engaged.This guy beat Mat Fraser’schallenge by completing 41 bar facing burpee in a minute and won a prize pack from NF Sports. Michele Letendre plans to shift her focus to coaching high-level athletes. Emily Bridgers’ hubby Ben Benson finished rowing 1 MILLION meters in 2016. Here’s the schedule for the 2017 CrossFit Games season.Carly Fuhrer, from WOD to wedding dress. Five University of Oregon grad students in their sports management program want to “better understand the buying habits and use of performance and athleisure apparel” among female athletes and you can help them out! Mattie Rogers works out in the dark.
WHAT FOLKS IN MADISON ARE SAYING
So why is Madison the perfect place for the CrossFit Games? Let the people of Madison tell you why you’re going to love it.
“This will be a huge boost for local restaurants, stores, hotels, it’s a great boost for our tax base, plus it puts us once again on the map further nationally,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.
“We know Madison will deliver an incredible experience and warm Midwestern welcome to all CrossFit participants, their supporters and fans,” said Deb Archer, President & CEO of the Madison Area Sports Commission.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
This guy named Joe, who looks like he could be 80-years-old gaining his freedom and mobility back and offering further proof that age is just a number.
CHALK UP READS
“This is the time to start thinking about [the Open] this is not the time for ‘I’m serious’…You want to be full speed almost to where you’re ready to be peaking in January…
How to set up Open WOD in your training schedule:
“Most of our athletes do a walkthrough on Thursday day…on Friday’s we hit the workout the hardest we possibly can assuming we’re not going to be doing the workout again…Saturday becomes an active recovery day and Sunday becomes a skills and drills day if it’s applicable. Monday we attack it again.”
CHALK UP AFFILIATES
Prepare yourself…listen to these recovering alcohol and drug addicts talk about their journey from the rock bottom, like prison, fighting back to believing in themselves and building a strong community together at Phoenix Multisport.
A 17-year-old Juanita High School Student is using Kirkland CrossFit as a drop off point for her drive to collect winter coats and hats for the homeless.
CHALK UP TIPS
Brought to You by BarBend — Have you ever considered how strong (or weak) your feet are? Do you ever mash or mobilize one of the hardest working muscles in your body? Here’s BarBend’s guide to building healthier, stronger feet.
CHALK UP DEALS
Everything from Belle & Bell is 30% off right now through Thursday at 11:59 PM with code “VIP30.” CrossFit Invitational team gear is now available. Buy any of these select Rogue Fitness items and they all ship for just $5.