I've run out. The website is in the beggining stages of a serious renovation. I have run out of time, pictures, desire, and topics to continue a blog post daily.
When inspired, I'll post something.
When you need to be informed, I'llpost something.
When I feel like it, I'll post something.
It won't be everyday anymore.
TIME! That's it. I've done it. Over 2700 daily posts and I'm taking a rest day. I've got some other, more pressing issues right now.
Like The Oregon Games in Bend this weekend (yahhoooeeeyyy!!!) and our Instagram contest. (rules)
Follow us on Instagram. Post pictures this week of what you thing "stamina" looks like. Winner gets a custom RCF shaker bottle. You have to use ALL of the following 3 tgas: #rainiercrossfit #rcf10 #stamina
We're smack dab in the middle of Strongman planning and can absolutely use your help in getting silent auction items donated. Talk to Laurie if you have an item to donate or know of a person or business who would be interested.
There WILL NOT BE Strongman training this wednesday.
RCF will be CLOSED on Saturday as we're hosting a CrossFit Strongman trainer seminar.
Many of us will travel to the Oregon Summer Games which are happening in Bend this weekend. It's kind of a long drive to cheer on our competitors but if you do make the trek, it's a great contest and a fun weekend. If you don't, be sure to wish our competitors good luck before they leave.
Next week marks the last week of August, the end of summer, and a school year right around the corner. Can you believe it?
Most obviously, he said, the results remind us that the longer we stick with an exercise program, the less physically discomfiting it will feel, even if we increase our efforts, as did the cyclists here. The brain begins to accept that we are tougher than it had thought, and it allows us to continue longer although the pain itself has not lessened.
Carla whisked me off to Portland and hipster hell last month for a blogging seminar. Today I'm at a CrossFit specific business seminar. Maybe someday I'll get back around to the actual *working out* part but I'm gonna need a break after this summer break is over. Couple more weeks...
I'd really love to know your plans and methods of not getting derailed when life nad kids and family and work pull you in different directions. We all know "priorize" "make and appointment with yourself" etc but what do you use as motivation? Does anyone get new shoes after 100 workouts? A trip to Nordstrom on your birthday for a new, smaller, little black dress (Or jeans with bigger thighs)? What unique motivator do you use?
This weeks topic is ENDURANCE and we want to see the pictures you think showcase it.
There's only a few more days of this one before we move on to the next general physical skill. (Oh snap! You're gonna go google them right now, huh??)
So here are the "official" rules:
Each week (on or about Monday) I will announce the subject of the weeks photography homework. They will be CrossFit's 10 general physical skills, in order. You'll have a week to add *any* photo you think represents thet physical skill.
Photos will be submitted via Instagram. Instagram is in no way associated with out little photo contest, we're just using their platform to share all your great pictures!
tag photos with #rainiercrossfit #RCF10 and the weeks hashtag, which will be announced with each physical skill.
Our selection committee (Dustin, Ezra, Carla, and Laurie) will select a winner or two to be featured on the website each week. There are no cash prizes. We will be handing out custom RCF shaker bottles to RCFers (They CANNOT be purchased, they must be won!) Dustin, Ezra, and Carla may be bribe-able. I'm not :) I will NOT ship these so winners must be from RCF. If you have a kick ass picture and we feel you deserve one of these bottles, we'll make it available for pick up in Sumner.
To be chosen as a winner, you must follow rainiercrossfit on Instagram
you can enter as many pictures as you wish!
So this weeks picture has to show Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
When RCF opened, it was a no brainer. The only other affiliate in Washington was CrossFit Seattle. There were only 7 other affiliates in the world.
There certainly were NOT CrossFit gyms across the street from each other.
Those that chose RCF in the early days did so because they were willing to try something new, something unheard of, and something vastly different from what they were used to. They didn't have any choices in location, price, credentials, equipment, community, or commute. The either came to RCF or they didn't go to an affiliate.
Time zooms past and here we are today. There are over 200 affiliates in Washington alone. (I quit counting at 200). Our rate of opening has slowed quite a bit in the past year but we're still popping up, especially in Eastern Washington and some smaller towns. I still send a welcome letter to every affiliate who opens in Washington once they're listed on the mainsite, provided they post an email address. Some don't -- isn't that CRAZY??
So long intro to get to this- I want to know why you chose your affiliate. I don't care which one you go to. Was it a personal recommendation from a friend? Location? Price? Staff bio's? Years in business? Size of the gym? Equipment selection? Class time? Fancy website?
I guess it's two questions-- what made you choose it initially and what keeps you going back? I'd love to hear from you!
Find out tonight from 4-6pm. As we hone this years events (we're super close to announcing them) we're really focusing on the tips and tricks to make you successful at Rainier CrossFit's Strongest Man and Woman IX.
$50 registration ends today. Tomorrow it goes up to $75.