15.5: Where You Lead, We Will Follow

374414_554925131234151_279396511_nWhen I joined CrossFit 716 nearly 3 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing…in life. I had recently finally broken away from an unhealthy relationship that technically ended well before aforementioned breaking away. I was unhappy, and I guess I thought if I could look good in a bathing suit, all my problems would dissipate. And by problems, I mean, I would love myself, be happy, find a man, and never have to work again. Now that I think about it, it really makes perfect sense. (Wtf, 24-year-old Emily.) So, I bought a Groupon for $50 for 1 month of unlimited classes at CrossFit 716. You know, just to try it out. I knew I would get my butt kicked. That much I expected, however, I did not expect to gain an entire new group of friends – many of whom seem just like family to me and fill voids that I didn’t know existed. Still no man, but who needs one of those when you have Dennis Lesniak? Wait, rhetorical question. I didn’t mean it like that. Hi, I’m a creep.

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15:4 Ten Noble Truths  

10688302_10206474523688510_4972372462659671347_oLast Thursday, CrossFit, Inc. announced 15.4 – the fourth workout of the CrossFit Games Open. CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro pulled a new movement out of the hopper: Handstand push-ups – a move that, up until that point, had never been showcased before in the Open. Those with short limbs and low body weights rejoiced. The rest of us just rolled our eyes.

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15.3: Believe in Yourself

Lauren MULast Thursday, CrossFit, Inc. announced 15.3 – the third workout of the CrossFit Games Open. CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro excited some and disappointed others when he announced it would NOT include any barbell movements.

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15.2: Defying Gravity

Defying gravity.Last Thursday, CrossFit, Inc. announced 15.2 – the second workout of the CrossFit Games Open. CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro described 15.1 as fun and guaranteed that 15.2 would NOT be fun, saying it would be a repeat of one of last year’s workouts.

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15.1: From the Field to the Box

DSC_0829Last Thursday, CrossFit, Inc. announced the first workout, or WOD (workout of the day), for the CrossFit Games Open. Better known as 15.1 (15 represents the year and 1 represents the first week), CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro described it as fun.

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