The year is flying by and though it may not seem like it, Autumn is just around the corner.
What have you accomplished in 2018? What WILL you accomplish by the end of 2018?
Let’s take a look at what we’ve done so far this year:
January – Our Annual Post-Holidays party.
February – the start of the CrossFit Games Open + the start of our nutrition challenge
March – the end of the CrossFit Games Open, The Big Climb 2018
April – celebrated the end of the nutrition challenge
May – CrossFit Games Regionals and Singlet Saturdays
June – PRIDE! We had our first PRIDE community day and raised money to benefit GSBA Scholarship Fund. Thanks again to those who dropped in and donated to this fund.
July – the thick of summer! Sun and fun and not a lot of clothing because the gym gets HOT
Lots of things are happening around here! You guys are working out hard.. as summer comes to an end (we think) – start to think about training goals for the fall – when the sun isn’t out as much. It’s important to keep goals fresh especially during fall/winter season, where it’s tempting to stay indoors often. We’re excited to put in that work with you all the rest of the year and gearing up for 2019!
+ Make the Most of Your Time – Gym Jones
Many of us live busy lives. You make the bed you sleep in. Where you are in life is a result of all the daily choices you make. Are you being efficient?
+ American Open Series 3 To Be the Largest Weightlifting Competition in History – USA Weightlifting
You might see some familiar faces pop up after the event ends in Las Vegas. It’s going to be a doozy.
+ After Battling Cancer, Linda Elstun Takes Third at CrossFit Games – Battle Creek Enquirer
The way I see it, there are three sides to CrossFit: CrossFit the Sport where being competitive about performance is paramount, CrossFit the Philosophy where being prepared for the known and unknowable is the name of the game, and CrossFit the Lifestyle where you live your life AHAP (as healthy as possible): become responsible for your own activity, nutrition, rest/recovery, and all other life habits. Get into one and it can easily bleed over into the others.
Mark your calendars now for all these events creeping up!
Sheena’s Farewell Shift
Friday, 8/17 from 3:30 til 7:30pm
Come celebrate our First Lady as she embarks onto a new journey. Plenty of KILL CLIFF, rosé, and Half-Seas Sparkling Cocktails (thanks Miles) for everyone!
Olympia Fall Open
Saturday, 9/1 at Fortis Sports USA in Olympia, WA
Watch as some of your fellow FOUNDATION BARBELL athletes complete in a local weightlifting meet.
The FCF Away Team at the 2013 event
Tough Mudder WA
Saturday 9/22 or Sunday 9/23
The Tough Mudder is 10-mile 20-obstacle race in the mud that can be pretty grueling, but with a team of fun CrossFitters it’s hella fun. “With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, Tough Mudder isn’t about how fast you can cross the finish line. It’s about pushing yourself — and your team — to discover what you’re really made of.” More details here.
Cascade Classic 2018
Saturday 9/22 and Sunday 9/23 at Magnuson Park
A fitness expo put on by our friends downtown at Riot Athletics (formerly Xplore CrossFit) there are Elite individual events, Team events, and a Weightlifting Meet all in the same weekend. Plenty of things to watch, and plenty of vendors to buy fitness gear from (my favorite part!)