The next On-Ramp class starts Monday, December 1st. Email getstarted@shorelinecrossfit.com for more details.

Our Energy…

Saturday’s competition went off without a hitch!  What an amazing cause, and tribute to Melissa Marottoli’s life. All athletes put their best foot forward and it was evident in the many feats of athleticism that were witnessed. Our volunteers were absolutely AMAZING!  There is no doubt in my mind that they single-handedly are the reason this event ran so smoothly.

But there is one moment that stands out in my mind, and it has nothing to do with barbells, ropes, sweat, judging, or chalk.

Or perhaps it has everything to do with it…

There was a women who attended our competition to take photographs.  After the competition ended, she approached me and said something that meant more to me than she probably realized:

“Of all of the many gyms I visit, this one has some of the best energy I have ever felt”.

WOW….I couldn’t agree more.

Place the onus where you’d like, but I put it on you…all of you.  Our clients…every single athlete at SCF.  Thank you.  Thank you for being you, and bringing what you bring through the doors at 45 Northeast Industrial Way each day.  You are wonderful, marvelous, grade-A fantastic, and every other delightful adjective I could conceive.  Thanks for contributing to our amazing energy

It was an SCF sweep in the women's scaled division! Congrats to all of these amazing gals!

It was an SCF sweep in the women’s scaled division! Congrats to all of these amazing gals!

Men's scaled division put on a great show as well.  Congrats to Joey, Billy D., Will, and JR, all SCF athletes!  Also, to our friends from CFM who took first!

Men’s scaled division put on a great show as well. Congrats to Joey, Billy D., Will, and JR, all SCF athletes! Also, to our friends from CFM who took first!

And let's hear it for our RX girls who took podium from SCF: Meg, Janice and Bianca.  Also to our extended family members Liz Adams and Kristine Best!

And let’s hear it for our RX girls who took podium from SCF: Meg, Janice and Bianca. Also to our extended family members Liz Adams and Kristine Best!

How about these fit boys??!!!  Congrats Coach Rilla, Adam, Coach Bradley, Rich, and Vigs on taking podium in the men's RX division!

How about these fit boys??!!! Congrats Coach Rilla, Adam, Coach Bradley, Rich, and Vigs on taking podium in the men’s RX division!

More pics to come from Chris Bruno.  Be on the lookout (in fact, I imagine there will be so many that you will get bored)!



October Accomplishments


“Most people who are recognized for their remarkable accomplishments started out stumbling and struggling just like anyone else.” Sharon Cook and Graciela Sholander, Dream It Do It 

Ever look around the gym and see the athlete who walks effortlessly on her hands?  Or the one that strings together seven muscle-ups consecutively throughout a workout?  Or throws 200 lbs over her head?  Ever think to yourself, “I’ll never be able to do that.  It’s good for them, but I am not even close to that level”.

Take a look at the quotation above.  In most cases, we only see the end product of a person’s accomplishments.  We don’t see the times they nearly broke their neck when attempting to walk on their hands, or the frustration of multiple failed attempts at muscle-ups.  Remember: everyone struggled in some sense to get to where they are today.  You are just much more alert to your struggle.  

Check out the awesome accomplishments of Shoreline CrossFit’s athletes during the month of October.  Keep up the good work.  We expect to hear about the many accomplishments of the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge in next month’s blog.  Don’t forget to record them on the accomplishment board in the main room!

SCF is Improving More & More on Technical Lifts!

Janice Rodriguez set a PR on her deadlift (300), overhead squat (185), and thruster (170). Snatch PRs this month included Bradley Roth (260), Janice Rodriguez (145), Meg Testa (180), Jeff Magnus, Katy Williams snatched a 5lb PR, and Scott Stewart (190), Matt Stebbins (155). Emma McBurney set a new PR on her deadlift at 165lbs and so did Josh H (315) and Eric Nevarez (485).  Bradley Roth broke into the 300s this month on his overhead squat with a 10lb PR at 300lbs, he also set a push jerk PR at 285. Jess Herr PR’d on her ground to overhead at 85lbs and Bianca Fiondella set a PR on her jerk (195) and overhead squat (180). LP set a PR on her overhead squat at 180, and so did Shlee (165) and Shlee also set a PR on her jerk at 185. Mark DeCapua thrustered a new PR (185) and so did Marty McBride (190). Long time member Liz Mauro overhead squatted 155, Patty Rose did clean & jerks for an entire workout, Dean Alderman set a 30lb PR on his back squat (385), and team Jess Herr/Tricia Anderson used 60lbs for an entire workout thinking it was 45lbs (stronger than you think!)

Double Unders, Muscle Ups, & Anniversaries

Jenna Lennon strung together 5 unbroken muscle ups this month, while Ryan Wirth entered the muscle up club with his first ring muscle up. Lindsey Russo jumped on the 30” box and did her first double unders. Jess Herr completed her first full ROM wall climb, while Mary Pont performed chest to bar pull ups in a workout and climbed to the top of the rope legless! Charly Weiss completed her first wall facing handstand, Chelsea Barbour did 5 handstand push ups with an abmat, and Jackie Cusano-Mac connected all her toes to bar in a workout. Josh Harian did 13 consecutive double unders, Marilyn Serna did her first double unders this month, and Kai Winslow is up to 36 in her double under count. It was Monica Romano’s 5 year anniversary at SCF this month! Kris & Ian Douglas had two anniversaries this month: their 6th year of CrossFit and 30th year of marriage!

John B., always giving 100%

John B., always giving 100%

Lindsay D has not allowed life's distractions (wedding, new home, work, etc) to knock her off the road of fitness!

Lindsay D has not allowed life’s distractions (wedding, new home, work, etc) to knock her off the road of fitness!

Lynn is the latest Lennon to drink the SCF Koolaid.  She's working hard and looking great!

Lynn is the latest Lennon to drink the SCF Koolaid. She’s working hard and looking great!

Courtney B.

Courtney B.

Kara Mac, not your typical high school student...

Kara Mac, not your typical high school student…

Shana D.

Shana D.

 



Round Your Day

Have you ever had a challenging day?  The type of day when you wake up and think to yourself that you just can’t wait for it to be over?  Perhaps you have a series of important meetings, or an interview, or a double-shift…. Have you ever viewed your day in the same manner that you often view your workouts?

It is often said that what we learn through CrossFit can assist us in our everyday lives.  Have you ever looked at a workout and said to yourself, “I don’t know how I will ever get through this??” Then you begin, and realize that once you take it rep by rep, round by round, it is quite rewarding to plug your way through it.

Last Wednesday, I had one of those days…it wasn’t that it was destined to be particularly bad, but it would be particularly long, and I hadn’t slept much the night prior.  I woke up dreading the day before me, but then I thought to myself that I should view this day as a challenge, much with the same determination that I would view a WOD.  I decided to round my day:

Round 1: wake up, get ready in time..check!
Round 2: get to Stop & Shop by 7:10 to acquire some necessities…check..
Round 3: teach periods 1-3. Check…
Round 4: eat (love this round)..Check…
Round 5: teach my period 5 class. Check…
Round 6: drive to a doctor’s appointment...check…
Round 7: teach period 8...check...
Round 8: sit through professional development (the hardest round of all). Check…
Round 9: drive to the gym. Check…
Round 10: workout. Check…
Round 11: coach 5:30 and 6:30. Check…
Round 12: meet one-on-one with a client. Check…
Round 13:  Get home and eat dinner. Check…
Round 14: blog. Check…
Bed time.

I don’t see the need to do this daily, but on some days, I find it quite rewarding.  Most of us have developed the knack to navigate ourselves through the hardest of WODs.  Doing this in our lives can replace difficult challenges with a keen sense of accomplishment.

Brandon working hard during today's Lurong Benchmark WOD

Brandon working hard during today’s Lurong Benchmark WOD

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SCF is sad to bid farewell to Magnus who is moving north on the Shoreline. We hope he’ll stop by and visit!

Deb had a major back surgery mere months ago, and because of her commitment to fitness, she was back on her feet and exercising in a matter of days.

Deb had a major back surgery mere months ago, and because of her commitment to fitness, she was back on her feet and exercising in a matter of days.

Emma has been working hard to constantly set goals and achieve them.

Emma has been working hard to constantly set goals and achieve them.

Luis, Jen W, and Jen G, box-jumping during today's WOD.

Luis, Jen W, and Jen G, box-jumping during today’s WOD.

Alicia, Jen, and Annalisa wall-ballin'.

Alicia, Jen, and Annalisa wall-ballin’.