Rowing Across the Arctic Ocean: Are you Kidding Me?

Row for Hope - Arctic Row

“Now is the time to think of only one thing, that which I was born for.” – Ernest Hemingway Next summer four athletes will embark on an epic adventure to row 1100 miles across the Arctic Ocean, a feat that has never been attempted or accomplished.  Think about that for a moment – the tallest … Read more

An Olympian’s Path from the Pool to CrossFit

Olympian Adriana Marmolejo

After a career that included participating in three Olympic Games, 75 Mexican national titles, and 50 national records, Adriana (Marmolejo) Schack was forced to retire from competitive swimming.  At only 28 years old, Adriana had destroyed a significant amount of cartilage in her knees which led to multiple surgeries.  It turns out that Adriana’s specialty, … Read more

Cary CrossFit: Forging Future Olympians

Future Olympians at Cary CrossFit

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it odd that the world is now filled with multi-million dollar celebrity chefs.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love great food, and I am a fan of Jamie Oliver, Anthony Bordain, and Gordon Ramsey.  My problem is my inability to understand why these folks are held in such … Read more

CrossFit Cheaters Anonymous

Avoiding Burnout

Integrity:  Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. There are really only 2 types of athletes when it comes to integrity, those who have it and those who don’t. Yes, I believe that you fit in to 1 of 2 categories.   But remember, you can always change.  The first step is … Read more

Reclaiming Play: One-Day MovNat Fundamentals Workshop

After throwing myself into a One-Day MovNat Fundamentals Workshop, I knew I was going to be a wreck. And sure enough, the next morning, I woke up with soreness in places I didn’t even know existed. My upper arms and knees were covered with splotchy purple bruises, and my forearms were sunburnt and flecked with … Read more