No Parking, No Problem

There’s a story being picked up by a lot of radio stations, which is where I heard it, about a study linking time spent in automobiles to obesity.  University of Illinois professor Sheldon Jacobson says there’s a 99% correlation between the two.  Increased creature comforts in cars, and readily available drive-thru fast food are major contributors to the problem.

Here at CrossFit Fenway we lose our parking for part of the day at least 81 days of the year.  This provides a convenient reason to avoid using your auto.  Also, we live in the city, but not just any city, we live in The Walking City.  There’s plenty of access to public transportation, and Boston’s becoming more bike friendly all the time.  Getting to class with your own two feet is a great warm up too.  Whether the Red Sox are home or away, walking, running, or biking is clearly a better option than driving.

May 18, 2011

High Bar Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5

500m Row
150 Double Unders
50 Burpees




3rd Annual Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge – AKA “Murph Day 2011

In honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans, CrossFit Fenway joins Windy City CrossFit, SEALFit and other gyms nationwide to host “Murph Day 2011″ at 9 AM on Saturday, June 4th.   Proceeds will go to the Navy SEAL Foundation.  Any size donation is required to participate, and this event will be open to donations from supporters and spectators as well.  All donations are tax-deductible, please donate online, direct your donation toward the “Navy SEAL Memorial Challenge” and specify CrossFit Fenway in the comment section.  E-mail Eric if you’d like to participate in the workout and be sure to bring your receipt as it will serve as your ticket to compete. This is a fantastic event for a great cause, so please do everything you can to get friends, family, and the greater community involved!

9 thoughts on “No Parking, No Problem”

  1. HBBS: 55kg, which isn’t technically a PR, but the last time i did it i wasn’t getting low enough – this time i was

    WOD: 10:25 Rx. Man those burpees sucked.

  2. HBBS: 57kg
    WOD: 12:04 – did not quite make it on double-unders- but I linked them for the first time! and managed 78 before switching to singles. Way to go 5:30am- nice work on those double-unders!

  3. HBBS – 65 kg, a PR for 5, which I’ll take, especially because Tiff and I were sharing the platform-of-soreness-and-anxiety this morning

    WOD: 11:20 rx

  4. HBBS – 55kg (pr for 5)
    WOD: i could rename this one “Goat Herder”
    it was baaaaaaaad.
    13:56 with only 35 DU.

  5. HBBS: 106kg
    WOD: 9:26 rx
    Breakdowns of 3 motions. Row about 2:00 Dub Unders about 3:00 and Burpees about 4:30.

  6. Hit this metcon up after todays WOD-

    500- 1:55
    broke up DU in 25’s
    first 30 Burpees were slow then fired it up for last 20

    I definitely took breaks between each movement, could have moved faster

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