Thom and Justin enjoying some friendly competition.

The amount of support that we witness within the walls of our gym everyday is ridiculous. No where else will you find such camaraderie like you will inside a CrossFit gym. Our trust and friendship runs deep. And why shouldn’t it? We’ve all been first, we’ve all been last, we’ve all failed in some capacity during a workout, we’ve all given 100% of our physical and mental effort. We’ve surprised ourselves and done better than we thought we would and on the flip side we’ve surprised ourselves and done much worse than we thought we would. Some days you walk away with a personal best on a workout and some days you learn a little bit more about your internal drive and desire…. because even though you were feeling completely defeated mid-workout, you dug deep and found the will to keep on truckin’.

CrossFit is about so much more than Constantly Varied Functional Movements Executed at High Intensity. It is about being comfortable enough to try. To try something that scares you…. rope climb? Handstand? Pull-up? To try to perfect your squat, to try to go faster, to try to lift just a little bit more weight. We are not afraid of failure because that simply defines the margin of your experience. Look around….. we, each and every member at CrossFit Junction, has your back.

Something to ponder while running today. Is it the shoes? It’s gotta be the shoes.



Two rounds for time of:
200 Double-unders
135 pound Overhead squat, 50 reps
50 Pull-ups
Run 1 mile

U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brandon “Bull” Barrett, 27, of Marion, Indiana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was killed on May 5, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents Cindy and Brett Barrett, his sisters Ashley and Taylor Barrett, his brother Brock Barrett, and his grandmother Carmen Johnson.

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  1. Sad I missed the workout today, how was it!?!?!

    And on the running shoes side, I’ve been reading Born to Run, if you’ve not read it I highly recommend it runner or not. But tonight I turned on Chariots of Fire, which I hadn’t seen in quite some time, but if you want to get a good look of running form and technique, this film gives you the world’s best. And the opening scene, barefoot on the beach is just lovely form and smiles all around!

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