Archive for October, 2013

Random thoughts on the ESAC

Posted: October 24, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in Competitions

ESAC 3

So we just finished the Eastern Shore Affiliate Challenge – hosted at CrossFit Lewes.

Random thoughts:

  • All the new Lewes athletes and volunteers were awesome. Their excitement level was palpable. So excited they got to experience it first hand. This alone made the event  a success and all the work worthwhile
  • These events are hard to pull off. It takes an army of people. Our volunteers worked behind the scenes for days (and some for weeks) before the event. And the judges and all of the other volunteers the day of the event we simply awesome – putting in a full 8 hours NON-STOP.  And then more people the day after to clean up the mess. Kudos to all.
  • Even the best laid plans can go awry. The first WOD went a little long so we had to restructure the planned format of the team WODs (but not the actual WODs themselves). This resulted in some chaos. We recovered. Life goes on.
  • For a friendly competition,  a lot of people can get their panties in a bundle over fairly small things. Considering the amount of work that goes into these events so everyone can have an enjoyable day, it’s a shame some people just can’t help themselves.
  • Poor sportsmanship is alive and well – even in CrossFit. Enough said, can’t give it any more time than that.
  • Can’t wait for the next event!!!

So what did you think?

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Heard at the Box

Posted: October 2, 2013 by CrossFit Lewes in Heard at the Box

Again, these are things said at the box that awaken the 13 year old giggling boy in all of us…

One unnamed trainer unleashed this gem, getting tongue-tied while instructing a class on proper snatch form:

“Alright, everybody get their hands on their snatches.”  

Umm…OK. I think I’ll just reach for the bar instead.

So Uncle D has been absent from the blogosphere as of late. Haven’t had anything worthwhile to say, and I really don’t want to waste people’s time. That is until today. This blog is a complete waste of 2 minutes in your life that you will never get back so feel free to check out now!

You were warned.

This blog is about my complete lack of coolness. I know, I know, you are gasping in shock, “not cool, say it isn’t so.” Ok maybe not. Let’s face it I haven’t been cool since I owned a surf shop in my twenties, and even then I was only marginally cool. But now, I am absolutely, super geek, 15 year old dungeons and dragons not cool.

Why you ask? Because I am the absolute worst – cool hand shaker, fist bumper, high fiver, probably in any crossfit box ever! Yes it’s true. Some of you have been subjected to my hideously geeky attempts at PR sharing joy. For those of you exposed, I’m truly sorry.

It doesn’t matter what you try, high five I go fist bump. Fist bump, you get a five hand, probably with some really awkward, highly uncomfortable, sort of grab to finish. Cool arm wrestle hand shake with mini chest bump, I have no chance of getting that right. Guaranteed to be awkward for all parties. I mean, when does that handshake actually stop anyway? Is there a back pat rule, 1 pat, 2 pat, break???? I’ve got nothing.

Seriously, it’s horrible. I actually try to avoid it if at all possible. So now you’re thinking, “Why don’t you just see what the other person is doing and react accordingly?” Because apparently my hand, unbeknownst to me, must make some alternative gesture that the cool person picks up on and changes in mid-stream, which of course leaves me dead center in the land of super awkward gym guy who is trying to do a low slap on the middle fist bump. Ugh!

So please, for the love of God, and your own degree of coolness, avoid trying to fist bump/high five me at all costs. Because this might just be contagious, and trust me you sure as hell, don’t want to catch what I have!

High five!

Uncle D