Sunday morning wake-up call

Just a friendly reminder: if the thought of an 11am or noon workout strikes you as way too early for a Sunday, then consider heading out to our sister gym for the 2pm WOD. (As a member of CFNYC, you have access to CFBK, too–you did know that, yeah?)
And if you’re a newbie looking for a free beginners’ class who is too tired for our 10am weekend beginners’ classes here in Manhattan, then hop the L train out to CFBK for their Saturday and/or Sunday beginners’ classes at 1pm.

Sunday 090215 (35)
3 rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
21 Burpees
Run 400 meters
Post time to comments.
Compare to 040501.

We all know by now that the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference. So in keeping with yesterday’s theme of what do you love about CrossFit and/or CFNYC, please post to comments the thing you are now most indifferent about when it comes to working out —what useless crap have you abandoned from your previous training and/or eating habits? (It has to be a thing you once held dear and valued.) How has cutting out that thing (or action, or mindset) helped you focus on what really does make a positive difference in being truly fit?
Burger bound, from corner to shack
The maggots in your mushrooms
Say it ain’t so: Electronic gear shifts for bicycles
The path of the buttercup

Report from the first chess biathlon (via)
Happy birthday, Brian K.!


  • Jeff

    Happy birthday, Brian K.!
    I know I just cut and pasted from the caption, but it don’t mean I don’t mean it any less.

  • Gabe K

    Happy birthday, Brian K.!
    On another note, here’s one for “why I love CFNYC.”
    As many of you know, I hate running and pretty much never do it. Today, since I couldn’t make it to the box, I was determined to do an early morning run. 3 miles, not a huge distance by any standards.
    However, I did it in what I consider a reasonable time (just under 30 mins) and I wasn’t completely killed from it (unlike 6 months ago when I would’ve been heaving on the sidewalk).
    It ALMOST makes me want to run more and improve….almost!
    So, to that, thanks!

  • Allison Bojarski

    Scaling options for this workout, courtesy of the CrossFit Brand X forums:
    Big Dawgs and The Pack:
    as Rxโ€šร„รดd
    3 rounds for time of:
    Row 250 meters
    10 Burpees
    Run 200 meters
    3 rounds for time of:
    Row 250 meters
    10 squat thrusters
    Run 200 meters

  • Brian K.

    Oh man no more photos of me please! Getting old is bad enough, getting old and looking crazy is worse ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mike

    Couldn’t make it to the box this morning, but I wanted to get some running in so I did Travis for today’s WOD.
    2 rounds – 800m run, 400m run backwards – 14:05
    My pace was considerably slower on the 2nd 800m
    Hmm… stuff from old workouts I’m most indifferent about – I’d have to say doing “cardio.” Every WOD I’ve done for time has gotten my heart rate up higher and had more intensity than any cardio I’ve ever done on a treadmill, elipitcal, bike, etc.
    I also don’t miss seeing people monopolizing the squat rack to do bicep curls when you want to work out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Chris O

    20:02 rx’d. stupid 3 seconds.
    (27, 15)
    I have become indifferent to bad carbs, for the most part. Aside from the post-WOD sweet potato, I have tried to stick to the “meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar” way of eating. All while using a Paleo-like guide to quality of foods that I eat. I have definitely noticed performance gains, especially in metcons, and an improvement in overall body composition and weight.
    And on a related note, I am nearly through Good Calories, Bad Calories, and have to say that the book is eye-opening. While it can be dense sometimes, the concepts in the book are amazing and worth taking the time to get through.

  • Hari

    22:25 (35,28)

  • Levi


  • Levi

    And Happy Birthday Brian. Don’t worry, you don’t look any crazier than usual.

  • Jeffrey B.

    17:32 RX

  • Tony T

    19:33 as RX’d
    Happy birthday Brian.

  • chris

    indifferent now about heart rate monitors and power meters(bike), really doesn’t matter when you are facing a wod.

  • Zach Singer

    Indifferent — what means this word? I have an opinion on everything…seriously.
    Good work today everyone — this is not how I wanted to wake up on Sunday, but whatever. Maybe I could say I’ve become indifferent about running, and today evidenced that. I certainly don’t love running, though when I have to run, I love knowing / continually learning POSE. I still mostly dislike running, but through Crossfit I will pretty much run whenever they tell me too. That said, I really couldn’t get interested in or motivated for today’s WOD. I was pretty much bored the whole time — in pain, yes, but still bored. Could have been faster if I could have dialed in some interest and intensity.
    This cycle — All Rx’d
    Fran: 3:44
    SDHP / Ring Dips: 6:40
    Row / Burpee / Run: 18:02
    P.S. Mike, good work today, but my OCD compels me to let you know that WOD is known as Griff, named for SSgt Travis Griffin. Great work on it man — running backwards sucks more than running forwards, it turns out, and 400m is a long way to do it for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tripp

    As Rx’d in 16:23 (30,30)
    Did the WOD today (as usual lately) in Brooklyn. Another great winter’s day for running!

  • Lt Gabe

    Today sucked. No more PBR tallboys before metcons. Big thanks to Zach and Craig for monitoring my form on the burpees and ensuring full hip extension.
    as rx;d 19:48
    SDHP/ring dips
    as rx;d:6:19
    tomorrow: maybe fran cause I haven’t done it in a long long long time.

  • Lt Gabe

    Hey Dan, did any of those pictures come out yesterday?

  • michelle foxman

    so do we get to do fran at 12;30 class tomorrow? i havent done a thing all weekend but bandage up my hands. i suck.

  • Hari

    Tomorrow’s Rest Day Schedule:
    7:30, 12:30 Instructor’s Choice
    6:00 PM and 7:00 PM “Fran” or Rows, Burpees, Runs
    6:30 PM and 8:00 PM SDHP’s and Ring Dips or Rows, Burpees, Runs

  • Kevin D

    How did you all do the WOD @ CFNYC? Run down the steps to get outside for the 400m?
    I might have to come in tomorrow night to try this one out.

  • Reagan

    As Rx’d
    Black Box (35,35)

  • Carlo


  • Mike

    Zach, thanks for the comment. I missed the common names above the pictures when I was looking them up on the main site… I thought it was weird that I didn’t remember one called Travis, but I know I had seen this one posted in the past.
    400m backwards is much harder than I would’ve thought… quads were completely on fire by the end of it.
    Great work everyone, and happy birthday Brian!