Feedback on the Whole30 rocks, and I LOVE how you’ve all adopted the title so quickly. Thanks for jumping on the bus with that one – I’m glad it caught on. We’ve been hard at work on the web site redesign, and we’ve got some local nutrition stuff in the works, so stay tuned for more developments.
This weekend, however, I’ll be doing nothing but PLAYING. I’m heading to CrossFit USA in Berlin, CT, to help at Tucker’s sold-out gymnastics cert. This is my fourth cert with Tucker, and they just keep getting better. He’s constantly refining his material, adding new and innovative techniques to make you a better athlete. And his perspective on CrossFit, gymnastics and the role of strength and technique should not be missed. (Warning: don’t you dare mention a kipping ring dip in his presence. Shudder.) You’ll hear “build the strength, learn the movement” so often, you’ll start repeating it in your sleep – as you should be – and he’ll teach you how to incorporate that mantra into your daily training in a safe and effective manner.
I’ll also be heading to my friend Vadim’s box – CrossFit Long Island City in New York – on November 14th and 15th to help Tucker at another cert. That one is not yet sold out… and there’s another reason that weekend will be a special one. Gillian Mounsey is staging a charity event that evening at CrossFit LIC, hosted by Tucker and attended by all the CrossFit superstars. (There’s a rumor that Coach Glassman himself will be up in the spot.) So sign up for the cert, donate $25 to “Hope for the Warriors” and spectate the charity event on Saturday night – it’s a double-fun weekend. (Triple, if you count the fact that I’ll be there.) Register through the Main Site, and if you’re heading to either cert, drop me a comment and let me know you’re coming.
This week’s upcoming Whole30 check-in (to be posted on Friday at noon) comes from a reader’s comment on the site earlier this week. I love pulling your questions and comments into my posts, so keep them coming.
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I think you are very smart and I wish you luck and ongoing superpowers.
the "Whole30" thing is geenyus. Ditto the no-box-box. You're so far ahead of the curve you are completely flat … or something.
Kevin Daigle says
Mox, That sounds great….I SO want to do that cert with tucker. Of course, with you in tow would be THAT much more fun….however, that's the SAME weekend as the CFNE team throwdown! Damn!
Melissa Urban says
@Inferno: Righteous. Thanks for the warm wishes.
@Daigle: I KNOW. I'm bummed we can't be there to cheer you, the other jerk and the snatch on, but we'll be rooting for you in spirit. (And sponsoring you in writing.)
Kevin Daigle says
I know Mox….As soon as I figure out how to be in 2 places at once life will be SICK. I'm so pumped you're helping us with that by the way, you are truly a rockstar! Mat and Jenna are psyched too, can't wait to see it!
Sounds good!! Will see you at the MU for Hope that evening…
There's an outside chance that I may be heading up that way with Jeannie Bassi. Cross your fingers.
Wanted to let you know that many of our folks at CF NRV are joining in on the fun. We started our Whole30 on Monday, ending on Thanksgiving. We did a CFT this week and will do one again in early December. Should be interesting to see what happens, especially with our shift to more strength.
I'm trying to push the performance gains, and it's working for most. But we have one lady who's been pretty clean for a while, but hasn't lost more than a couple of pounds, and she really needs to lose many. Getting through to her the whole WHOLE aspect has been a challenge, to say the least.
Anyway, thanks for everything, and hopefully I'll see you in a couple of weeks!
come up to support Gillian please at CF Long Island… a great event!
Urban! Love you as always and think you so much for the nice props.
PS – tell Dallas it was great to have him there as well. the guy is so smart and helpful (i hate him for being so SMART!)