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Jabletes,
Ok, we’ve finished the Open. Festivus is coming up next (only 2 1/2 weeks to go, don’t forget to register!) and then we have our annual Murph WOD on Memorial Day looming in the horizon! As coaches, we are constantly looking ahead to get you ready for the next thing. And that could be a particular workout, a competition or just everyday life! Think about it. In the winter you are skiing, snowboarding. In the summer you are bicycling, swimming, hiking, wake boarding, kayaking, surfing, mountain bike riding. Coming to the gym consistently is preparing you for anything!
The founder of Crossfit, Coach Greg Glassman, says that “fitness can prevent chronic disease”. “The Crossfit Stimulus which is constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease. It is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy.
It is so simple”.
Just coming in regularly, be considerate of your diet, you are beating the numbers. Keep it up!

Now, back to Festivus and Murph! Festivus Crossfit Competition is on Saturday, April 21st in Burlington. Registration is here BUT it looks like it is full now! If you would like to be added to their waitlist please do sign up! As you’ve experienced we have been incorporating the WODS from Festivus in our weekly schedule. It’s been fun, yet challenging, and what I love about it is it is ALL COMPLETELY IN OUR WHEELHOUSE! Yep, each and every one of you can do these wods! If you are curious about what competitions are like, but don’t want to commit, I highly recommend you head to Burlington to Crossfit Skagit to cheer on our Jabletes there! They will be working out all day and would love some familiar faces cheering them on in the crowd!
Our annual Murph on Memorial Day is fast approaching and though we don’t exactly say “Murph Prep” you know you are always getting ready for it! Murph is a hero wod. It’s hard. It’s supposed to be challenging. If you are interested in wearing a vest for Murph this year I highly suggest you start putting on a vest anytime we have a wod that has running, pull ups, push ups and squats in it! Do not wait until that very day to don the vest for the first time. We, as usual, will be running one class that day with a potluck to follow. Details to come!

Keep moving!
Carissa

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And that’s a wrap!

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Jabletes!

We have wrapped up the 2018 Crossfit Open!  WOOHOO!  I have been so impressed with everyone, whether you were actually signed up for the Open or not.  Coach Annie and I witnessed some incredible intensity!  Kenneth did hand stand pushups for the very first time!!  I think it’s safe for me to say we’ve all had fun.  Watching the announcements each and every week was thrilling.  WHAT WILL WE DO TOMORROW/WHAT HAS DAVE CASTRO COME UP WITH NOW was on everyones mind.  There were a few movements that I personally was surprised didn’t make an appearance.  Wall balls and box jumps!  But I’m perfectly fine with that.  There is always next year.  Tomorrow we have a last chance to get 18.5 in before 5pm.  Please do not forget to submit your final scores and congratulations to everyone!

Now that your worldwide competition is complete I want to remind you of Festivus!  Festivus is a Crossfit competition coming up in April.  They offer many different divisions and post the wods before.  Check those out here!  I highly encourage you all to consider signing up.  Competition is super fun, going to another gym to compete with lots of other athletes is a totally different experience than what we do daily at Jab.  The event is April 21st up in Burlington, WA.  Want to know more?  Ask Coach Annie!  She is signed up and would love more company!

Keep Moving!

Carissa