A Monday reflection.
Making preparations for the Games today kickstarted a whole mess of thoughts and emotions about what the experience will be like this year. So much has changed in the last 12 months that truthfully speaking these lead up weeks almost feel foreign. Both personally and professionally it’s just going to be different, which isn’t necessarily bad. A few key things haven’t changed though, and that’s the fact that I absolutely love the sport, the community, and the life that this “crazy little workout,” called CrossFit has led me through. Plus I’m grateful that I still get to cover the Games and see a bunch of old friends at our annual “adult fitness summer camp,” in A few weeks. If you’re coming to the Games, be sure to say hi, and come check out the @morningchalkup desk in the beer garden. It’s been a weird year for sure, but last I checked @mathewfras is still fit, thrusters still suck, and @thedavecastro still has a heartbeat, so we’re in for a show in Madison.
Posted at: 2019-07-14 05:24:02
Thank you to the Sacramento PD for letting us join in today for the hero WOD Tara in honor of @sacpolice fallen officer Tara O’Sullivan, who made the ultimate sacrifice on June 19th of this year. It was an honor to donate some sweat and hard work in her memory amongst her family, friends, and peers. It was great to see so many gyms from all over joining in to honor her as well.
Posted at: 2019-07-10 22:34:41
Had the pleasure of being a guest on the Conquer Athlete podcast where we talked about some of my favorite topics! Check out their page for the episode!
Ep 10: Ep 10: The Pied Piper of the CrossFit Competitive Community w. @tommymarquez
Listen now 🎧 LINK IN BIO
Tommy Marquez is a CrossFitter and has been working in the CrossFit space for 10 years now. After originally working in the field of Psychology/Mental health, he switched to be a CF trainer full-time and help Open an affiliate early in 2010. He started working for CF Media in 2011 as a production assistant, handling various jobs, before getting the opportunity to write content for the Update Show, and eventually present my own content as an on-air commentator/host/analyst in 2014.
Posted at: 2019-07-10 18:34:55
Episode #28: Top 5 Events
Today we took a walk down the CrossFit Games memory lane. For most of the episode we each laid out our top 5 events that have taken place at the Games in both Carson and Madison during our time covering the sport. Things like atmosphere, programming/historical relevance, athlete relevance, and visuals were all used as criteria.
Give it a listen and let us know your Top 5 Below👇
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• Two of the charity fundraisers and memorial workouts for fallen members our CrossFit community that we mentioned on our show previously are this weekend. More information has been made available to us so we wanted to share
• The first picture has a QR code for donations along with a URL, the second is a description of the workout for anyone that wants to partake, and the third is the flyer for Riley Howells workout and info
• We hope you can join us in dedicating a little sweat and effort in honoring these two brave heroes
Posted at: 2019-07-08 23:53:02
Time spent with family, friends, and @tiffanymeeks1 is always good for my soul. Last week certainly fit the bill!
A’s baseball game > Disneyland > Vegas for the 4th and a friends birthday > feeling charged and ready for the lead up to the CrossFit Games!
Posted at: 2019-07-07 03:58:38
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Posted at: 2019-07-05 07:40:12
Happy 4th of July and a belated happy birthday to my dad “Big Tommy”
This video is from his birthday af the @starwars cantina in @disneyland and I think it’s pretty clear where my goofy side comes from! Love you pops!
Posted at: 2019-06-29 18:43:37
Mom: Smile Everyone!!!
@tiffanymeeks1 : 😃
Fun time watching the A’s beat the Angels, now on to @disneyland to see if Tiff can handle my family for 3 days straight!
Posted at: 2019-06-26 01:44:40
Had a chance to celebrate @tiffanymeeks1 Great Grandma Bauer turning 95 years young this past weekend. Today is her actual birthday and she really is a one-of-a-kind human. I hope to have half as much enthusiasm and vigor if I ever make it to that age!!
My favorite person in the world turns 95 today! No, my great grandmother does not have social media... But she looked absolutely adorable in her sash and tiara and I felt like the world needed to see. #95andgoingstrong#cookiebakingcrew
Posted at: 2019-06-22 02:17:14
If you haven’t already, peep the new vlog from the homies @butterybros about our time in Utah. To say we enjoyed ourselves would be an understatement, can’t speak for the kid in the background though...