The Hows and Whys of Fight Gone Bad

Our 'Fight On Friday' Teaser spurred a lot of questions.  Well, two questions: how, and why?


15 1 minute at each station.  1 rep equals 1 point:

Box Jumps

Push Press with 75lbs

Sumo High Pull with 75lbs

Wall Ball

Rower (each calorie equals one point.) 

Take one minute of rest, and repeat for 3 total rounds.  17 minutes of holding your gut to the flame.  17 minutes of pouring cold water on your character and looking for leaks.


A few weeks ago, someone forwarded this email:

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body
thoroughly used up and totally worn out and screaming "woohoo what a
ride"! And that is why I did not workout today!!!!"

It's a nice turn of prose, no doubt.  But it's not reality.  In this-here "real world," you're far more likely to slip, sedated, into a dirty grave with only the clothes on your back and anecdotes of remorse.  You'll probably have nothing to tell St. Pete that he hasn't heard already.  If you're in the majority, your death – maybe, even, your life – will be a long stretch of grey cliche, with some little blips of colour around your sixth birthday, your wedding toast, and your death-bed recant.

There are no PowerBall tickets when it comes to health, quality, happiness, or longevity.  The only last-second Hail Marys will be the ones whispered, on wine-fume breath, into your grey ears by the attending vicar.  There's no luck.  There's only work.

Right or wrong, sliding or simpering, you'll have earned it.  And that should scare the hell out of you; it does me.  Will your end be so terrible that you'll require the out-of-body displacement of morphine? Will you be alert, but tired?  Will you be celebrated?  When you're ten years in the ground, will it matter?

These are the thoughts that pry me from bed at 4:30am.  These are the reasons I stumble through essays, and learn video editing, and drennrive headfirst into entrepreneurship, and would like to learn the guitar.  This is why I do CrossFit: It's hard.  It's work.  It's not easy.  That's the point.

You're alone in the cave.  Mary isn't picking flowers outside.  Start rolling back the stone.


April 2nd.  Good Friday.  7:30am. Plenty of time to celebrate your rebirth afterward.