Aaaaaaand we are back from vacation! This past weekend, Adie and I ventured out to Ft. Lauderdale to visit some friends. While most people probably want to do nothing, I would develop quite an issue going past three days without working out. This would have also been negatively amplified if I had consumed all the Mexican, sandwiches, and cereal I did without movement.
So of course we worked out and got to drop-in on some drop-ins! Jon and Natalie Coddaire from CrossFit Conquest in Davie, FL came in to Fenway a couple of months ago to workout. They were awesome and we became fast friends. Adie and I were welcomed with open arms when we went for 2 workouts out of the 4 days we were there. We followed whatever they were doing which was really cool programming. Friday was 15 Clean & Jerks (135/95) 30 burpees, 15 Clean & Jerks. Saturday was 30 MU, 150 Wall Balls, and 50 Cals on the airdyne. Yes, we did these workouts on vacation and yes it was an absolute sweat party after minute 5 in the warm up. Loved it.
We made such good friends with them that we ended up having lunch, dinner, and a beach date over the weekend. I thought it was so cool that these random people came to visit our gym one day a while ago, and months later they were one of the factors that made our vacation so fun. Sure, everyone is extremely different and not all of us at every gym are alike. But the fact that CrossFit was the common denominator to bring strangers together from two different states to have a lot of fun is so unique. I also loved seeing how other classes worked and how other owners ran their gyms. Conquest is a great gym in Florida and was very similar to us in how they operated classes and how they viewed what makes a solid CrossFit gym. They also forced me to do a long, daunting WOD that I would have never had the motivation to do here, especially with an airdyne being involved.
So the next time you go somewhere, drop-in to another gym. I think it is one of the coolest things about CrossFit. Also, take pictures, do handstands, meet other coaches and members, then tell us so we can post it here!
Strength: High Bar Back Squat 10-10-10
WOD: Teams of 2
5 Deadlifts @ approx. 70% 1 RM (Moderately heavy)
200 M sandbag run
Partner 1 performs full round
Partner 2 performs full round until 10 rounds are complete
Partners must use the same sandbag, DL bars can be different
*If someone is performing the WOD individually:
5 Deadlifts (same weight)
200 m sandbag run
: 90 seconds rest