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Jabletes!

Happy first rainy day in, what seems like, months!  Remember in the winter when we experienced months of just rain?  Today feels like a welcome to the dry heat we’ve had for so, so long.  Too bad we aren’t running today.  HA!

For some of us this summer getting into the gym for our regular 3-5x a week just wasn’t happening.  Maybe you spent more time with your family while they were on summer break (yay!) or maybe you just needed a break because of injury, work, surgery, vacation, etc.  Now, I feel like this has been a common theme this summer for me to write about but I wanted to say one last thing about forgoing our usual.  IT IS TOTALLY OK.  Really!  Just remember when you start getting your time back and you are itching to get in for a workout to really turn down the dial.  Lower your expectations of what your body will be able to do after taking a month or two off.  Maybe don’t go for the rx in weight, gauge it during the warmup to what you really think your body can handle.  You may not be where you were when you left off before your break but dialing it back a little bit will certainly help get you back to where you left off.

Labor Day weekend is here!  Here’s the schedule:

Friday, Sept. 1st, no 5pm class all other classes on Friday as scheduled

Sunday, Sept. 3rd, no barbell club

Monday, Sept. 4th, Jab Crossfit Closed All Day

See you all next Tuesday!

Keep moving,

Carissa

End of Summer!

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Jabletes,

For a few of us our kids start school next week!  Yesterday I took my son to register for his sophmore year classes!  Time flies.  It is a bitter sweet time of year.  I, myself, am ready for the routine.  Ready to have the day back to myself to get what I need done yet I love the down time for my kids.  To let them really enjoy time off from their usual.  They’ve had a great summer!  Hiking, sailing, stand up paddling, softball, etc!  For us parents, it’s hard to get into our “own”.  Summer can be a time when we feel the pull of vacation, time with our kids but we should always remember the importance of play.  This is a time when, yes our routine changes, but to find something about that change that benefits everyone!  Think hikes, wakeboarding, kayaking, etc!

Speaking of play, this Friday (today!) we will be celebrating the end of summer down at Sail Sandpoint!  Right by Arena Sports at Magnuson, you’ll find us on the dock.  Look for the canopy with your Coaches hanging out!  We will have stand up paddle boards, kayaks and shade to provide!  You just need to bring your picnic dinner, family/significant other, camp chairs and life jackets!  We will be down there from 5-8pm.  Hoping for a warm evening!

Keep moving,

Carissa

Athlete of the Month!

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Jabletes!

This month we are celebrating our favorite athlete with the best haircut, Jeff!  Jeff has, for years, been a great part of our community of amazing people.  He always shows up, rarely if ever complains, gets work done and continues to amaze everyone with his brute strength on 1RM days!  Thank you, Jeff, for being such an important member of our community!  We absolutely love having you here, always cheering on your fellow athletes  and especially for bringing your humor and dancing to class!

Here are some things you may or may not know about your fellow athlete,  Jeff!

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name: Jeff

age: 49
where did you grow up?  Cheney WA (by Spokane)
when did you begin at Jab Crossfit?  3 1/2 years ago I guess. Is this the first place you tried Crossfit?  Yes
what do you do when you aren’t at Jab Crossfit?  Hang out at AMA watching my son do karate:-)
how did you first hear about Crossfit?  I remember reading an article in the seattle times about this crazy work out cult…
when did you realize Crossfit was right for you?  Probably after I could walk again after my first few wods
what is your favorite wod/movement/lift?  Squats
what is your least favorite wod/movement/lift?  Thrusters!
what is something you have done at Jab Crossfit that you never thought you would do?  Murph
what motivates you to get through a wod?  Trying to beat the time in the morning class!
tell us something about yourself that we may not know. My brother and I share the same birthday but we are not twins!
what advice would you give to someone new to Crossfit?  Keep coming and never stop moving!
do you have any Crossfit goals?  To make everyone laugh once per day:-)
what do you love most about Crossfit?  Without a doubt it’s the community of people we have built. I also enjoy seeing people new to working out make progress towards their goals
Keep moving!
Carissa

And the Fittest Woman/Man on Earth is….

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Jabletes!

Before I announce anything about the 2017 Crossfit Games I hope you all had a chance to at least catch a few events last weekend.  The women sure made things exciting!  Almost every day was a question of “who will come out on top?”.  The men, not quite as much as over the course of the 4 days Mat Fraiser had such a tremendous lead in points nobody could pass him up.  The exciting part was seeing who else would stand on the podium next to Mat!  I cheered on “The Professor”, Brent Fikowski and the rooky, Ricky Garard but also for some of my all time favorite athletes, Panchik, Smith and  of course Bridges.  But the women!  Sorry, men.  The games this year was all about the women!  Oh the ladies made it so, so exciting and it brought me to tears to see Tia-Clair Toomey, Kara Webb and Annie Thorisdottir come out on top!  All of the events are still on the Games page in case you want to go back and watch.  There were definitely some interesting events this year.  Loved the cyclocross, the hay bales, bangers and Amanda 4.5.  Awesome.  Sam Briggs?  AMAZING.  Did it inspire you?  Seems like Coach Annie was excited!  She got into the gym and busted out bar muscle ups, and heavy squat snatches!  YEAH!!  That is exactly what I love about this sport!  A little motivation to do it!

Thank you to everyone to bid Dice a wonderful farewell last week!  It was bittersweet and I hope we will get a chance to see her again, be it in San Diego or a visit back to Seattle.  Dice, you are welcome anytime to drop in!

Summer is coming to an end (shh, don’t tell my kids)!  We would love to invite you all to come celebrate the end of Summer with us down at Sail Sandpoint on Friday, August 25th from 5-8pm.  We will have paddle boards, kayaks and you may even be able to entice Bryce to take you out sailing!  So bring your kids, significant other, bathing suits, towels and some picnic fare.  Meet us down at the docks at Sail Sandpoint!  We will swim, paddle and enjoy the very end of the warm lake and sunshine!  More info to come but wanted to give you a heads up to mark your calendars!

Keep Moving!

Carissa

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2017 Crossfit Games are here!!

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Jabletes,

This Thursday will begin the 2017 Crossfit Games!  Now I’ve recently spoken about how absolutely excited I am.  I may be glued to the computer/my phone because it’s going to be exciting!  Dave Castro made some announcements last night to the athletes.  There always seems to be something new and different in the games.  This year he announced a CycloCourse!  Interesting!    And an obstacle course!  Here are the events for this weekend.  You can watch them all on Facebook and on games.crossfit.com

Hope to see you all this Friday evening as we give a huge send off to Jablete, Dice, before she leaves us for San Diego!  Join for the 5pm class or meet us up at The Duchess after 6pm  for food, beverages and some pool!

The Duchess

2827 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Keep Moving!

Carissa