Tag Archives: CrossFit

CrossFit – A Different Kind of Zone

My TV viewing has been has been much enhanced in the past several years by the presence of a DVR. By enhanced, I mean that I never, and I mean never, watch a TV program in real time, and commercials … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.4 and 14.5

My very favorite CrossFit exercise is rowing. Like many actions in CrossFit, I had had no prior experience with it, and diligently watched the videos my coach son Chris sent me before making my first attempt. I listened to the … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.2 and 14.3

Thursday, March 6, 7:55 PM.  I am hopeful. Last week, contrary to what  I had innocently believed about the Open WODs beginning with something everyone could do before progressing to the hard core stuff, they led off with double unders.  … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.1

I’ve been creaking through a year and a half of CrossFit now, sore and happy and hopefully a good deal more fit.  I participated in last year’s CrossFit Games Open and survived (just) so when the time to register for … Continue reading

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Dyscrossfitia

Q: How is a dyslexic, insomniac CrossFitter like an insomniac NY stock trader? A: They both lie awake at night worrying about the DOW.   Most people are familiar with the term “dyslexia,” – a term describing a person’s difficulty … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 3

A brief recap of GETF(TOWIEW) thus far. Instead of going for a glorious ride in the park, I have cleverly fallen out of a truck and have been transported to hospital, as they say in England, in a blue and … Continue reading

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Going to My Happy Place (s)

  So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming…… Ian and Sylvia Fifty or so third graders were on the school bus and were as settled as they were likely to be for the trip back to school after the … Continue reading

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CrossFit and the Elderly – Episode 2

21.18.15.12.9.6.3 There was a time, not so many years ago, when I would have looked at the above set of numbers and said to myself, “Ah, a question from the 3rd grade Math State Test relating to numerical sequencing.” But … Continue reading

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Pushups for Charity and Other Challenges

Saturday, May 18, CrossFit Ulster hosted “Pushups for Charity,” a noble endeavor which raised nearly $6,000 to benefit the Boot Campaign.  This worthy charity helps veterans find jobs and housing, and provides funding for PTSD counseling. CFU members solicited donations … Continue reading

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A Catalyst for Change, A Conclusion (sort of)

Washington Allston:  “The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.” Sunny! That one word describes it all: the weather, the welcoming attitude of the organizers, the disposition of the volunteers, and above all, the outlook of 99% … Continue reading

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