It’s LuRong Paleo Challenge Time!
CrossFit Talon September Athlete Of The Month: Michele Richie
2014 CrossFit Games, Team Talon Perspective by Candy Pearson
1) 6×2@75% Power Snatch
2) 3×3@95% Snatch Pull
For time of:
60 KB Swings 53/35#
40 Box Jumps 24/20″
20 2″ deficit HSPU
331 Premier Court Suite #101
What’s happening on FB …
From the Tara’s Pantry segment on Talon Talks, (that is our podcast;)…here is what Tara’s kitchen will be cooking up this weekend:
This recipe is a mix of two I found from Paleo Comfort Foods and Paleo Newbie. I chose to combine recipes in order to get some more veggies in, as I am always trying to do. This is a fairly easy recipe, because you can just chop, throw in a pot, and simmer. You can also make a ton of it! This recipe calls for 2 pounds of grass-fed beef….I will be doubling it when I make it this week. I will also be baking a bunch of sweet potatoes and use this to top them because this makes the perfect post-WOD snack, as it is a good source of protein and complex carbohydrate.
Paleo Sloppy Joes
As promised from the “What’s in Tara’s Pantry” segment on our Talon Talks podcast…
With the large amount of traveling we have done in the last two weeks…once to Cincinnati for the Central East Regionals where our very own coach Will Moorad took 3rd place, earning himself a trip to the CrossFit Games this summer, and once to Seacrest Beach, Florida…where Will tied the knot, people were wanting to know an answer to a question we get a lot:
“How do you keep to the Paleo lifestyle when you travel?”
We are hosting an Easy Paleo seminar on Saturday February 22nd from 2-4 pm at the home of one of our morning members, Janet Carmichael
CrossFit Talon has participated in the LuRong Living Paleo Challenge every year since it began in 2012. It is a great opportunity to bond with your box mates, compete with other affiliates for prizes, and change your body for the better!
“I never feel uncomfortable. I feel just as important when I do my best as the elite athletes in the box,” describes Michele.
To say the least, it was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve had. It was a non-stop, high energy, celebration of the fittest people on the planet, and our own coach Will came in 14 strong! Can’t wait til next year!
“We are a company that embraces fitness (my partner and I have long exercised at lunch). We have bicycles available for people to commute to lunch. We have a shower in the office that’s used frequently. Etc. Group activities create social bonds. Our social events often include some element of friendly competition because that brings people together. CrossFit is a perfect example of camaraderie through shared struggle and striving for goals.”
“I DON’T LOCK MY DOORS TO PROTECT ME FROM YOU IF YOU BREAK IN…I LOCK THEM TO PROTECT YOU FROM ME.”
I have to admit, that line made me smile…mainly because I would expect nothing less from our long time member, Mike Burkhouse. Mike and his wife, Ashley, joined us several years ago, but were relocated to Arizona about a year ago. Since then, they have kept in touch, often times dropping in for the 6pm WOD when his business brings him back to the area. Therefore, it was only natural for us to ask him to conduct a Women’s Self Defense seminar for the Talon community.
We all have some reason we “shouldn’t” CrossFit, but we all still do. That is what makes our community so great, we all have a reason “not to,” but we have so many more reasons “to.” That’s something special. You can’t buy it at GNC or on line, you simply have to live it.