Tuesday, September 30, 2014

29th September 2014 by Mike

REMINDER Run for the Hills this Sunday! 10K, 5K or a 1K. A great family event – you may run or walk! Bring the family!

Register at greatbarringtonlandconservancy.org/5K


5 rounds of:
10 strict chest-to-bar pull-ups
20 Walking Good Mornings

Not for time, for strength!

“Worrying is a waste of time. Good and bad things happen in life, you just have to keep living and not stress over what you cannot control.”


Monday, September 29, 2014

28th September 2014 by Mike

Events coming up!

Sunday, October 5th – Run for the Hills.  This is a great event – there is a 10K, 5K or a 1K

8-9am Race Day Check-In & Registration at Kilpatrick Athletic Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

9:20am 10K Race Start near Kilpatrick Athletic Center (on Simon’s Rock entrance road)

9:40am 5K Race Start on Alford Road (Seekonk Road Intersection)

10:30am 1K Kids Fun Run (in front of Kilpatrick Athletic Center)

All proceeds benefit Great Barrington Land Conservancy: Promoting land conservation, farm preservation, community trails, and local history for more than 20 years.

Thank you! You helped us set a new record in 2013!

Together we raised $5,250 to support land conservation, local farms, and community trails.

Your participation helps shape the future of the Great Barrington landscape

Sunday, October 12th Charley’s Fund, Race Against Time

Lets get some teams together! This can be run as a relay with up to 9 people or less!

Join Us for the Race Against Time in GB to defeat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Sunday October 12th, 2014 — Monument Mountain Regional H.S.

10:00 Race Start

12:00 – 1:30  – Celebration and Prizes

Since its inaugural run in New York City in 2010, the Race Against Time has raised more than $450,000 for Charley’s Fund to treat and end Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

For the first time in the history of this disease, science is on the cusp of life-saving breakthroughs, and Charley’s Fund is leading the pack in supporting cutting-edge research. Help us win this fight by supporting the Race Against Time in GB!

(1) Run and fundraise. The race will be set up as a relay (9 laps of 1.5 miles each), so gather some friends and create a team of up to 9 people!  Have fun with team names, slogans, head gear, and of course a fundraising competition! Hard core half-marathoners are welcome to run individually. Prizes will be awarded for money raised, running speed, creativity and overall silliness.

(2) Donate to a team or individual – Every dollar counts!

Team Competition at CFP. Saturday, November 1st – we have 3 teams already signed up – who else is in? Let us know, we can match you up with a teammate. Details below:

1st Annual CFP Fall Brawl, a 2 person team CrossFit competition with Rx and Scaled divisions.

This will be a male/female team format.

Fall Brawl CrossFit Competition
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Where: 505 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Event Description: We love cheering for the pro and elite athletes, but we believe it is important to gear this competition towards the mid to advanced CrossFitter.

Two divisions, Rx and Scaled, will be available for teams to sign up. Workouts will be similar to the CrossFit Open in regards to physical requirements, with scaling done for the scaled division. Workouts will be a challenge to all athletes in their respective divisions, placing an emphasis on work capacity and all around skills.


The Seven

Seven rounds for time of:
7 Handstand push-ups
Thruster, 7 reps
7 Knees to elbows
Deadlift, 7 reps
7 Burpees
7 Kettlebell swings
7 Pull-ups

Mikko Salo 19:19. Chris Spealler 20:56. Graham Holmberg 24:37.


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A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on December 30, 2009 after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda. Seven new stars will be etched onto the memorial wall at the CIA where every star represents grieving friends, family and colleagues dedicated to fight against the enemy, forever in their name.

Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

27th September 2014 by Mike

Happy 18th Birthday to Trevor McFarland!!! Wow!

Happy 18th Anniversary to Mike and Leslie! Wow!

Buy In:

18 Burpees :)



Teams of Two

3 rounds for time of:

one athlete working at a time
185-lb. deadlifts, 32 reps
32 hanging hip touches, alternating arms

both athletes
800-meter running farmer carry, 15-lb. dumbbells


Saturday, September 27, 2014

26th September 2014 by Mike

Happy Birthday to Big Al Thorp!!! Hurry up and come back we miss you! Farm season almost over!


5 Rounds for time:

20 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball to 12-foot target
15-foot rope climb, 1 ascent


 ”Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

Vince Lombardi

Friday, September 26, 2014

25th September 2014 by Mike

Happy Birthday Joe Near!!! Come back when you stop flying everywhere!!! We miss you!

Happy Belated to Marla! Hope you had a great day!


Every Minute On the Minute for 12 Minutes of:
1 Power Clean
1 Hang Power Clean
1 Push Jerk
1 Split Jerk

 If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.

.Lewis Carroll