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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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Borak
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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.
Bailey is Back
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.
What Do the Jonas Brothers and CrossFit Have in Common? Lily Jordan.
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.
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.
Brain Surgeon Calls on Former Patients Turned CrossFitters to Compete for a Worthy Cause
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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