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Happy Thanksgiving


My awesome mom makes me pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving. I look forward to it all year round. For me, a single slice is like a 2 minute Fran and a clean and jerk PR all rolled into one.

Two of my favorite quotations that might relate to Thanksgiving.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Everyday there is something, much, I am thankful for. It might be a great day and the sun seems to be shining down on me and my footing is always sure and like water I just flow through the easiest path and it’s easy to be grateful for all I have and all I am. Other days it seems that bad luck and trouble dog my every step, that I open my mouth and I am dismayed at the words that come forth, that every permutation of wrong somehow comes true. Those days it is not so easy to see what I am grateful for, but it is always there, right in front of me, all around me, if I only have the eyes to see it.

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.

Because I am never quite sure which man I am, although I am always striving for the latter.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May you have a wonderful day and turn from a dinner table laden with food, drink, and joy, more thankful for the great and small in our lives than ever before.

Holiday Schedule


The Thanksgiving holiday class schedule at CrossFit West is:

Wednesday-as normal

Thursday-9am only

Friday-9am and 12pm only

Saturday-as normal

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A huge congratulations to Dom S. on his Thai kickboxing victory Saturday night. Dom fought a very tough international amateur MMA champion who is turning pro next year. It was a hard fought battle, but Dom emerged victorious with excellent kicks, dominating clinch work, savage knees, and leg buckling low kicks. Dom dropped his opponent several times with sweeps (one time almost throwing him through the ropes), knees to the midsection, and low kicks.

Dom trained hard for this fight, putting in hours in the ring as well as the gym. He attended the regular CrossFit West classes several times a week, only deviating from the class programming the last week before his fight when he did airdyne and sled work exclusively. Dom’s win is a perfect example of CrossFit paired with sport specific training (in this case kickboxing) to produce a well-trained and well-prepared athlete.