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How I’m Doing Fitness on Vacation

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.

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“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Borak

Out of Office but Not Out of the Gym

For those of you who have been following along in the newsletter, I finished my weight cut with the RP Diet App. By the time you read this, I will be on vacation, traveling through Mexico with my mother, celebrating her 65th birthday.

I will count zero macros.

I will not pack my travel scale.

I will enjoy adult beverages with her by the pool and I will eat dessert.

I will do all the sightseeing and dancing and eat all the regional food.

I will also get in the gym every chance I get, dropping into CrossFit boxes in each city we visit, meeting other CrossFitters out in the world. It’s one of my favorite parts of this gig.

And I will also be just fine when I get home and get right back on track. Because one of the beautiful things about incorporating fitness into your life is that it shores up all the other aspects of your life. I am fit enough to go on ATV rides and ziplines with my mom. My diet is fine-tuned enough that I can enjoy regional favorites for a week and not feel terrible or ashamed. And my level of fitness is such that I can drop into a box anywhere and know that I will be safe and able to complete a WOD.

I’m excited to get out there and use my fitness, even on vacation. I hope you guys get to use it this week, too, in whatever way best serves you.

In health,

Jessica Danger
Managing Editor 

Bailey is Back
Tommy Marquez

Earlier this week, the CrossFit Filthy 150 announced their first direct invite via Instagram to be none other than CrossFit legend Dan Bailey. A 5-time individual Games qualifier, Bailey will make his official Sanctionals debut as an Individual in 2019 in the opening event of the season in Dublin, Ireland.

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What Do the Jonas Brothers and CrossFit Have in Common? Lily Jordan.
Jessica Danger

Lily Jordan had planned to spend her evening at the Jonas Brothers concert. Instead, she found herself in the hospital, undergoing yet another chemotherapy treatment when she received some visitors. Since Jordan couldn’t come to them, the Jonas Brothers came to her.

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Froning Hints at New Mayhem Teammate
Justin LoFranco

Last weekend, while competing at the BCS Classic competition in College Station, TX, Rich Froning said that the athlete replacing Dre Strohm will be an individual competitor from the 2019 CrossFit Games, according to an athlete who attended the event. We make a prediction here. 

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Brain Surgeon Calls on Former Patients Turned CrossFitters to Compete for a Worthy Cause
Brittney Kleyn

Dr. David Johnson, an Australian brain and spinal neurosurgeon, has pioneered the first in hospital CrossFit box in the Southern Hemisphere with his wife Joanne, a registered nurse. This year, they opened a second location, CrossFit Neuro in Brisbane, Australia. 

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“She fell Sara, I can’t get her up!”
Sara Hall

Sara Hall knew that CrossFit was training her to be stronger and faster. What she didn’t know what that CrossFit was also training her to be able to face life’s obstacles when thrown at her. 

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Here are a few things to keep you in the CrossFit loop while watching football all weekend.

  1. As we head into seasons changing and colder weather for some of us, Kara Saunders offers her tips and tricks to training when sick.
  2. And if your weekend training includes a rower, don’t make these five common mistakes.
  3. Willy Georges showcases what a difference seven years of CrossFit can make. 
  4. Enter to win Mat Fraser’s Games jersey and also help the Keala Foundation. 
  5. You can also enter to win the Take Me to Dubai contest for a chance to get to the Dubai CrossFit Championship.
  6. And if the Dubai CrossFit Championship isn’t your thing, you have other options for Sanctionals here in our definitive guide to qualifying for 2019-2020 Sanctional season.
Oh and let’s not forget…

After a Breakthrough, You Should Back Off, Not Press Forward (The Science of Running) 

Outside Events Offer Direct Qualification for Sanctionals (Tommy Marquez/Morning Chalk Up)

What Is Cupping Therapy Anyway? (Mary Grace Garis/ Well + Good)

How to Help Victims of Dorian (Jessica Danger/Morning Chalk Up)

Liver disease related to obesity and diabetes rising in U.S. (Lisa Rapaport/Reuters)

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