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Weekly Workout Recap (5/27 – 6/2) + OPT Update

Great week at the gym last week! We celebrated Memorial Day on Monday with “Murph,” I coached my first two classes, and then closed the week with some new PR’s at the bar, including the deadlift video you can see below. I’ve officially been on OPT programming for a month, and I’m pretty pleased with […]



CrossFit Open WOD 13.3

Gah! I am so sorry I am late in my recap of 13.3. With Neil’s track day out-of-town and the heaps of work I came home to, I didn’t even have time to take any pictures of the WOD. So then I thought I’d just re-create the WOD at home using Felix (18 lbs) instead […]



CrossFit Open WOD 13.1

Boy, am I glad to be updating from the other side of 13.1. I didn’t think anything could be crazier than last year’s first Open WOD of 7 minutes of straight burpees, but now I know, burpees AND snatches is much, much worse. This is the first year that Neil and I have officially signed […]



A Sunshine and Rainbows Farewell

We spent a good part of this weekend saying goodbye to a friend from CrossFit. She has graduated and is off to Miami to start grad school and a new adventure. We’re so excited for her, but so sad to lose her all the same. She is truly one-of-a-kind, and if you ever hear the […]



Competing in CrossFit

Over the weekend, we participated in a  contest at our gym to determine who our representative competition team will be this year. It was our first time doing any sort of competitive WODs and we had a blast — though it definitely wasn’t a walk in the park. The schedule for the day included 3 […]



The Roast of Skibinski

First of all, how awesome of a last name is ‘Skibinski’? I don’t know why, but every time I hear it I think of the Szalinski family in ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, one of our trainers, Eric, is leaving to enter the Navy Seals in two weeks. It’s […]



A barbecue overdose

This weekend was all about barbecue and celebration. One to celebrate CrossFit and the continued success of our gym and its members, and the other to celebrate the impending arrival of little baby “LeBlaine” Walentik, possibly the most uniquely false-named baby in existence. On Friday, Kaitlan and Erica came over to help prep for our […]



Can rules and progress play nice in CrossFit?

A few weeks ago, I incurred my first semi-injury since starting CrossFit. Nothing serious — a tweaked hamstring — but it hurt and I know it could have easily been much worse. Talking about injury is uncharted territory for me. On one hand, I know it’s just a part of fitness that many people deal […]



Last Workout at Fay Street

Friday was our last WOD at Fay Street. Our CrossFit group has grown so much over the past year that we’re bursting at the seams in our old meat packing refrigeration room. Weird place to work out? I Googled, and apparently before that it used to house mules and livestock for auction. I guess I’m […]