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You're heard it before "It's not you, it's me" Except this time, it's US. There's been a pretty self-centered vibe in the gym recently. People packing up before everyone's done with the workout instead of cheering each other on. Leaving... Continue reading
Posted 25 minutes ago at Rainier CrossFit
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I got to spend a moment with one of our newest family members yesterday. She said she spent the weekend more sore than ever and we talked about what was "good sore" for someone young in their CrossFit career. One... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rainier CrossFit
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As our weather turns colder, wetter, and darker we'll stay inside the gym more- which means more shuttle runs, rowing, and double unders and less outside running. Will your running suffer? Yeah, some. It will feel harder in the spring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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On Thanksgiving Thursday we're going to buck the trend of "you should be closed on Thanksgiving so employees can enjoy the day with their families" Hooey. While I support businesses who are closed on Thanksgiving, and I don't plan on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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October On Ramps get a little foam roller time. They're out of their structured class and in with the groups. Be sure to say hello when you see a new face, we have quite a few lately! Our next On... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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WHAT??!! (I know I've totally neglectd the blog lately and I have a few posts in draft mode but I can't not post this) Mt Rainier's Strongest Man and Woman 9 raised .... are you ready.... $20,135 in 2014 putting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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We've been drawing "girls" out of a hat for the past few weeks and guess what we drew for tomorrow? Yup, Karen. We promptly put it back in the hat and redrew another name. So much for random. You have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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I've had the better part of 3 days to mull this over. On Saturday, 59 owners of CrossFit affiliates in Washington gathered at RCF. It was our 5th annual "meating" where we get together, meet new faces, and greet the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
In order for there to be peace in the kingdom, RCF will be closed Friday night, October 31st. We will have regular morning hours but Sam and Casey will be trick-or-treating in the evening. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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So yesterday we talked about the best way to avoid the nasty winter germs is to wash your hands. Today lets talk about if you should be at the gym anyway. It's widely accepted that if your symptoms are cold... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Think about all the things your hands touch. All day. In public. In here. It's cold and flu time. And know that we love all of you and we certainly miss you if you're MIA for a few days --... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Coaches and Cheerleaders. Football games have both, right? On each sideline you'll find coaches and cheerleaders. Coaches are interested in the nuts and bolts, the execution, the performance. Cheerleaders are responsible for the emotion and the energy and the crowd.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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In honor of October and breast cancer awareness month, we've gone pink! On Saturday, October 18th wear your pink for The Saturday Suck! We'll be particiapting in Barbells for Boobs and supporting Sacks of Love. What this means for you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Fourteen new faces will begin CrossFit on Monday. If time tells us anything, we can expect that in October of 2015, 7 of these folks will still be with us, and will stay for the long haul. About 80% of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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In one week you can have white chalk on your black pants, too. It's what all the cool kids are wearing :) Really, though, in one week a bunch of new CrossFitter will embark on their On Ramp journey! It's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
(East Main Street) 5:00-5:45 Daffodil Bowl 5:45- 6:15 Puerto Vallarta 6:15- 6:45 Forbidden City 6:45- 7:15 Main Garden 7:15 - 7:45 Power House (Stewart Street) 7:45- 8:15 Crocketts (Meridian) 8:15 - 8:45 The Golf Club 8:45 - 9:15 Mazatlan 9:15... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Who had trouble with position at the bottom of the snatches? Meeting the bar "down there" is completely different from squatting the bar down there - as in the OHS - and success depends a lot of your position and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Need to mobilize the troops here- The biggest thing on my do-to list right now, well, there are a couple that will impact you, the first one is meant to serve you better. But anyway, project number one is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Merging on to the freeway (coming down the hill onto 512 from Meridian) I watched a car try to get on the road **in the middle** of a semi. Did they not see the tractor-trailer ambling down the hill? Did... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Maybe we should go **way** back and listen to the Byrds: To everything - turn, turn, turn There is a season - turn, turn, turn And a time to every purpose under heaven A time to be born, a time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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School is back in session. When's the best time to cement good habits? NOW When's the best time to fuel with good nutrition? NOW When's the best time to get enough sleep? NOW When's the best time to learn something... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Phew. Another year, the nineth year, of strongman complete. Mt Rainier's Strongest Man and Woman is officially heading into it's 10th year. Our turnout was small but mighty this year, which made for a fast, intimate, fun day surrounded by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Not the nighttime, sound asleep, wake up with hair-in-your-mouth and that where-the-hell-am-I feeling. (That comes in later, I promise) But dreams. The ones you have in quiet moments when you pretend that you can shape the future. It’s Saturday morning,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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Back to school means a return of homework and structure in our house. It means sharpened dixon ticonderoga pencils, lunch bots, and hurried early mornings. It also means a routine and a predictability we lack during the laissez faire summer.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit
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I've been bombarded with the unimportant lately. You know those things- "someone said something mean about me" "someone wronged me" and my favorite "you're doing it wrong". The truth is, we can only control ourselves and a very little around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Rainier CrossFit