Fight Club

Women's 10k Last October. Me, Chris, and Mel!

Deep thoughts by Mel Olinito….
Totally loved getting this email.

Crossfit as Fight Club?
Last night on a rare date with my husband in the South End I bumped in to a crossfitter. My husband is not a crossfitter. He does not know what a clean and jerk is nor does he really like talking about it at dinner. He now appreciates that it is important to me but does not really understand it, or my obsession to discuss it, share it, or convince others to join! We had just sat down at the bar and I looked across the way and saw someone that I recognized. Was it someone from the neighborhood? It took me a second to place him- oh yes, fellow crossfiter. We made eye contact and gave each other a nod of recognition. He was probably thinking the same thing I was- no need to interrupt date night to say hi. But, suddenly crossfit was back in my mind. I could not help but wonder, did he do those snatch balances this morning that were still leaving me exhausted? The bread came out and I had to sneak another peak, was he paleo or would he eat the bread?

Living in the South End and working in the Back Bay I have literally bumped in to crossfitters at so many random times in my “normal” life. It is so fun to see people in our work clothes, going out clothes, and even in my mom mode. I feel the same way every time I see someone- we have a little secret. Something amazing that we are willing to share if you are open to it. But, if not, just seeing people out in “normal life” reminds me of crossfit and it makes me a little happier. When I pass you in the Back Bay I will smile and give you a little nod but secretly we will both be thinking the same thing- how did those power cleans go this morning? Sometimes I think it is like our own personal fight club and that is the best break from normal life I can get!

Overhead Squat

5 Rounds
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats (95,65)

Level 2- (80,50)
Level 1- (65,35)