There are 30 articles in this month.
September 30, 2013
The individual PDF articles published in September 2013 are collected here in a single download.
The video and audio posts are not contained in the PDF.
The articles included here are:
Taxing Our Patience - O’Hagan
Choke Out? - Cooper
Back on the Mat - Cecil
Never Forget - CrossFit
CrossFit Kids Lifeguard Test - Martin
“Taking the time for the time of your life” - Sherwood
The Ripple Effect - Cooper
One Baby at a Time - Cecil
Learning to Win… Continue Reading
One hundred days, 16 countries, 12,000 miles by motorcycle—and it’s the first border crossing that proves troublesome.
It costs $400 to get into Mexico, and Pat Sherwood’s credit card is frozen. Ralph the credit-card representative didn’t seem to care about the pricey international call to sort out the situation.
“I just wanted to crush my phone, fly on a plane, punch Ralph in the face and drive back down,” Sherwood says.
Afterward, it was on to… Continue Reading
Motorcycle nomad Pat Sherwood is forced to embrace his weaknesses and finds he’s still got strengths.
I’m not a talented Olympic lifter, and that doesn’t bother me. I would get my ass kicked by Lindsey Valenzuela, Elisabeth Akinwale or Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using the same loading. I practice the snatch and the clean and jerk because of the positive adaptations they provide to my overall… Continue Reading
On Episode 297 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs. This episode was webcast on Sept. 25, 2013.
1:25 Samantha Briggs talked about her experience at the CrossFit Games this past summer and what it meant to her to earn the title World’s Fittest Woman. She described how her life has changed since the win, including how the notoriety she received at home has raised the… Continue Reading
Haiti is the poorest place Emily Beers has ever been. Life expectancy is 61 years, and in the tiny village of McDonald going to school is optional for children—half the population never learns to read.
It’s here that Beers’ friend Julie Roberts has spent so much time, starting microcredit loans and funding latrine projects.
“Basically, we’re making a small investment to people that can’t afford a business,” Roberts explains. “What they… Continue Reading
One year ago, Julie Roberts funded five microcredit loans to five struggling families in McDonald, Haiti. In Part 2 of this three-part series, Emily Beers takes a look at how Roberts’ seeds are growing.
In a concrete-walled church in the rural Haitian village of McDonald, 250 or so people gather to listen to Gabriel Nixon, the unofficial village leader.
He has gathered his community this evening to introduce the North American guests visiting… Continue Reading
September 25, 2013
Identical names lead one Emily Beers to befriend another and learn a soldier’s story of rape in the military.
Emily Beers joined the U.S. military at 17. Being a soldier was what she had wanted to do since watching the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks while she was a sophomore in high school in Pennsylvania. Two weeks after she graduated, she ran off to boot camp to start her dream career.
She readily accepted the challenges the… Continue Reading
On Episode 296 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed two relatively new affiliate owners. Damian Nielson of Generator CrossFit is up first, and he’s followed by Kevin Houston, who owns CrossFit Autonomy. This episode was webcast on Sept. 18, 2013.
2:00 Three weeks ago, Damian Nielson opened the doors of Generator CrossFit. He spoke about getting his affiliate started and how he chose its location. He discussed what equipment he felt… Continue Reading