Good morning and welcome to the weekend edition of the Morning Chalk Up. This is Jessica Danger, your Managing Editor, to bring you a quick wrap-up of the major news items throughout the week. Today’s edition is powered by Revtown.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Character is what you do in the dark.” D.L. Moody
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Excuses are Easy
It’s real easy to make excuses at 5:30 in the morning.
I’m on vacation.
No one will know.
It’s okay to skip this one time.
I’ll do it later.
But you won’t do it later, and you would know that you skipped it this one time, even though you are on vacation. Which is why I still got up this morning and went downstairs to the gym in my hotel in Cancun. I made up a little WOD based on the equipment they had there (dumbbells! And I packed my jump rope. Always pack your jump rope!) and I got after it, watching the sunrise over the Yucatan peninsula while everyone else slept.
It was the highlight of my day.
So, as we enjoy the weekend and we prepare for the week, remember that excuses are easy but the work is hard and worth it, even on vacation.
Loehner, Herrera Receive Drug Sanctions. MisFits Finally Gets MACC Invite.
CrossFit Games officials announced two drug sanctions this week for Chantelle Loehner and Lauren Herrera, who were in breach of the drug policy stemming from in-competition tests following the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (MACC). Now, Invictus X’s win at MACC is invalidated and their invite rescinded and Team MisFit is the official winner.
Last week, CrossFit announced the final additions to the 2019/2020 season. To help you navigate the expanded season, we’ve built a chronological event calendar with all the information you need, including qualifier dates, location, news and standings.
Starting July 1st, CrossFit, Inc. will be handing specialty courses over to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as CrossFit Preferred Courses. Specialty courses like CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Weightlifting, and CrossFit Jump Rope will no longer retain the CrossFit-branded moniker, and the execution (i.e. writing course material, staffing, and logistics) will now rest in the hands of the SMEs.
Danial Hooper walked away from fitness because he felt like his family needed the time and attention he was giving to his health. Years later, overweight and unhappy, he realized he had made a mistake.
The CrossFit Lowland Throwdown concluded three days of competition at Omnisport Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, and the Granite Games wrapped four days of individual competition and three days of team competition at St. Cloud University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Here’s who walked away with a ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games.