Our first week on the road is over! We’ve been about 2,200 miles already (from Exeter, NH to Captain Tom’s place in Cudjoe Key, FL… with a bunch of stops in between). Internet time has been sparse – we’ve had to drive pretty long distances each day, and conducted three workshops in three different states in a four day period. But now we’re settled in the Keys, and ready for a few solid days of vacation… interspersed with a Fort Lauderdale workshop on Wednesday, and blog updates and comments every morning.
We left Guerrilla Fitness and headed down to Live Long Fitness in Ocean City, MD. David and Lisa were fabulous hosts – we had a great time visiting and training with them before our workshop that night. We also met web designer extraordinaire Adam Kayce for some gym time and general hanging out. (That’s Adam giving me a row tutorial – he’s got lots of experience rowing on the water.) The Live Long workshop went really well, mostly because we had an engaged and enthusiastic group. Live Long is headed straight for a gym-wide Whole30 program next week – can’t wait to see how things go for them.
Our next official stop was in NC, but we made a few stops in Virginia along the way… first to camp RIGHT on the beach. (Check the header photo – how often do you get to watch the sun SET on the East Coast?) The next morning, we made another stop to see our favorite Beach Girl Jeannie Bassi at Beach CrossFit/Hybrid Training Center. Jeannie and crew were super hospitable, letting Dallas and I pick up heavy stuff between group classes. Big thanks to Jeannie for the workout, and the fun!
We moved along later that day to CF Durham, where Dave Rubin pulled together a huge mid-week group. It was a challenge to get through all the material by 9 PM, but we made it happen, mostly because the group was already pretty savvy to the nutritional concepts we were laying down for them. (CrossFit trainer Ashley is already familiar with our Whole30, and asks her new clients to do the 30 days as part of their CrossFit intro!) We really enjoyed the group, and hope to come back to the mid-Atlantic later this year.
Finally, we made our way to CrossFit East Decatur, in Atlanta GA. Shana and Jonathan pulled together a lively group – it was one of the best workshops we’ve had to date, thanks mostly to the audience’s enthusiasm, good questions and healthy dialogue. For those Atlanta folks starting your Whole30 – keep us posted as to how things are going!
On that note, Dallas and I mentioned on Robb’s podcast that we’ll be doing our own Road Trip Whole30 in May. First, we really need to spend some time 100% Eating Good Food ourselves – we’ve been having a little TOO much fun in the last month or two. In addition, we’re going to do this to dispel any and all future whining, complaining or excuses our clients and readers may have. Because if we can do a Whole30 while traveling constantly and living out of our car and socializing in a professional and casual basis pretty much daily, NONE OF YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE. So we’re announcing it now so y’all have some time to prepare – both mentally and grocery-shopping-ly.
For those of you who want to participate with us, the Whole30 Part II officially starts on Sunday, May 16th, 2010. We’ll be blogging about our experience while on the road, and providing you with a forum to post your own experience, ask questions, share recipes and offer support to others. So clear out those cabinets, get your shopping lists ready and finish off that ice cream in the fridge, because you’re about to go 100% clean, 100% of the time, for the next 30 days straight. Sound off if you’re in!
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