Who said that eating clean had to be boring…I just made the most delicious afternoon snack that included some grilled chicken, walnuts, goat cheese, and honey. Yea imagine that, uhhhh-mazing. You know, that’s one of the best things about eating clean, finding new ways to use/combine the same ingredients you’ve been consuming your entire life.
BUT this post isn’t about wonderful recipes, save that one for tomorrow, this post is about the wonderful experience we had at Everhard CrossFit this morning. The morning started with an endurance seminar that we are taking part it. The seminar focuses on the many aspects of being an endurance athlete, one of the main things we are learning is proper and efficient running form. Let me tell you, running with proper form, makes all the difference in the world (imagine that). Also as a part of the seminar this morning, we had some one on one time working on kipping form. I have been trying for WEEKS now to get to the green band and I FINALLY made it today. It’s amazing what your body can do if you just let it. Hopefully I’ll soon be doing them unassisted :). I don’t think it will be too much longer, I feel I am pretty close strength wise, it’s just getting the form down so that I can be as efficient as possible 🙂
After the seminar wrapped up, we had some down time before beginning the WOD. Saturday’s are always special, for several reasons. The WOD is a partner workout plus it is open to the public, which means that we have the opportunity to spread the benefits of CrossFit out into the community. Today’s workout was a 20 Min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) with teams of four. We each had to cycle through a set of 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 over the shoulder med ball cleans, 10 air squats, and then a group 400 meter run. No one could move on to the next exercise until everyone had finished all 10 and then the group had to run the entire 400 meters together before the next round could begin.
Having a partner WOD like the one listed above really helps build camaraderie. You learn to function together as a team by picking each other up and working through everything together. Honestly, that’s one of the best things about CrossFit, the fact that everyone does the same workout at the same time. Everyone shares a common, sometimes painful, experience together which allows them to relate to one another. When two people can relate to one another a bond develops. This bond strengthens and grows over time and before you know it you have life long friendships. So think about that next time you see one of my posts about being at the box. If you have the opportunity to take advantage of such a wonderful experience, especially if it’s FREE, don’t let it pass you up!! You’ll be missing out on so much more than just a workout!