Saturday, February 28

Mr. Vitruvian Man, we're getting close! :)


Well, we hope that you all had a great Saturday! But what would have made it even better, you ask? You could have joined us for CrossFit Spokane's 2nd Annual Snowshoe Trip! We had a great time, was blessed with excellent weather, and had some good laughs (even if most of them were at the expense of every one of us taking turns as we periodically fell while trying to "sled" down hills with snowshoes on:)

Mr. Mike showed everyone some helpful instructions from his vast SERE knowledge in the areas of fire starting and map reading and everyone got in some great exercise as Mike and I continuously decided to head to another hilltop, and then another...and then another:) Great job everyone! We got to know fellow CrossFitters even better and of course took some time to get some great pics of us all doing what we do best...some exercises!:)

I would like to now bring up something that we were discussing earlier today as we huddled around the fire heating up our lunch. We started to talk about our fitness goals. Is it to permanently lose weight in a healthy way or get that first BW pull-up? Could it be to take 2 minutes off of every benchmark WOD or get that CrossFit Total up another 50 pounds? What is/are your CrossFit goals? I'm going to ask something of you, right now, immediately grab a piece of paper or open a Word Document and start writing all of your CrossFit goals down. Nobody is going to see it so just let loose! What do you want to achieve?! I am a firm believer in writing down the goals that you want to achieve. For some mysterious reason, by making these goals physically real on paper you pay attention to them more. You look at them more and focus on how to achieve them with a sense of urgency! They become the driving forces in all of your day to day WODs that make you push yourself even harder because you know that excelling in everything will get you even closer to success!

I personally have a Word Doc. on my computer that has all of my CrossFit goals (short term and long term) written out and categorized into Benchmark WODs, my heavy lifts, my strictly gymnastics exercises (i.e. muscle-ups, max pull-ups, etc.), and goals that are strictly metcon. These are the goals that fuel my intensity as I go into every single WOD day in and day out. I go over them almost every day. By writing them down they have become real, not just periodic thoughts like, "I would like to get 15 BW OHS someday." Without writing it down it becomes a whisper in the wind; you hear it one moment and the next it is gone.

So get to writing! No matter how small and insignificant it may seem or how far out of reach it may appear, write it down and make it real!


The Snowshoe Crew


Starting off the trek from the vehicles


"Over the river and through the woods..."


Master Jedi Garth:)


Gabe and Tira


Bob and Jenni



Is that the Abominable Snowman? No, it's Luke, our trek pack leader:)



Mike's expertise on fires; we supplied him with some snow, water, and a piece of tinfoil and he built a fire....okay, maybe a little exaggerated:)


Ummmm....ladies, wasn't that hill you just hiked up enough? I guess not, time for pushups!


Mr. Mike humbling us all with snowshoe handstands:)


Breaking to take in the scenery


Derek (from CrossFit CDA and a close friend of CrossFit Spokane), this one is for you:) Stay safe over there and get back to us soon!

8 comments:

Mike, Angela, and Brandon said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I hope to be able to join in next time.

Aimless_b said...

Thanks for leading the trip Mike. Thanks Brandon for being the designated photographer.
I had a great time and am looking forward to more adventures with my fellow crossfitters.
Garth

Myia said...

What an awesome time we all had and I got the best shot of Brandon! lol....will hand it over to Mike on Tuesday....just wait and see!

Derek said...

Love the pose, you guys look great! See you soon!

Derek
CF CDA

Chubbs said...

Hey, its Nick G.

I am in DC, and went to Primal Fitness this morning at 6:30 (3:30 back home) to check out another Box. This is the place that also runs American Parkour. If anybody thinks our gym is no frills, you should see this place. It is in the heart of DC, in a 120 year old fire station. They have 3 medicine balls for the entire gym, about 5 kettlebells, and a nice arrangement of dumbbells. But, the beauty of Crossfit is that I still got a killer workout in with next to nothing (and had the fastest time in the group). No drop in fee charged (although their website says twenty per), and they gave me a t-shirt. Crossfit community is legit.

Chubbs said...

Hey, its Nick G.

I am in DC, and went to Primal Fitness this morning at 6:30 (3:30 back home) to check out another Box. This is the place that also runs American Parkour. If anybody thinks our gym is no frills, you should see this place. It is in the heart of DC, in a 120 year old fire station. They have 3 medicine balls for the entire gym, about 5 kettlebells, and a nice arrangement of dumbbells. But, the beauty of Crossfit is that I still got a killer workout in with next to nothing (and had the fastest time in the group). No drop in fee charged (although their website says twenty per), and they gave me a t-shirt. Crossfit community is legit.

Chubbs said...

Hey, its Nick G.

I am in DC, and went to Primal Fitness this morning at 6:30 (3:30 back home) to check out another Box. This is the place that also runs American Parkour. If anybody thinks our gym is no frills, you should see this place. It is in the heart of DC, in a 120 year old fire station. They have 3 medicine balls for the entire gym, about 5 kettlebells, and a nice arrangement of dumbbells. But, the beauty of Crossfit is that I still got a killer workout in with next to nothing (and had the fastest time in the group). No drop in fee charged (although their website says twenty per), and they gave me a t-shirt. Crossfit community is legit.

Mike, Angela, and Brandon said...

Thanks for representing CrossFit Spokane. It’s kind of an unspoken benefit of being a part of the CrossFit community, you have over 1000 gyms world wide to train at if you are traveling for a few days. If they charge a fellow CrossFit member/affiliate for a day or two, then you probably don’t want to train there. We have never and never will make a fellow traveling CrossFitter pay for a few days of training. I’ve been wanting to check out Primal Fitness since they opened they have a cool niche.

Mike