WORKOUT OF THE DAY

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Tuesday 8.13.19


“I AM SKYLINE CROSSFIT”

Skyline CrossFit Athlete Highlight

Glynn Johnson

“I am Skyline CrossFit” athlete embodies our core values of being POSITIVE, being PATIENT, and staying HUMBLE.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I played golf at Lamar University. I’m a spin class instructor for Bloom Fitness at The Center. Bloom Fitness and Bloom Community facilitate fitness and employment opportunities for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


What’s something about you that others may not know about you? Any special talents, hobbies, or interests?

I played golf at Lamar University. I’m a spin class instructor for Bloom Fitness at The pCenter. Bloom Fitness and Bloom Community facilitate fitness and employment opportunities for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

When did you start CrossFit? Why did you decide to join CrossFit at that time? What do you remember most about when you first started?

Unfortunately on December 5, 2012 a friend, Tyson Nick, was killed in Afghanistan. Tyson was an amazing warrior, husband, father, son, brother/friend. Early morning runs served as a way to embrace the hurt associated with the loss of my friend. Shortly after Tyson’s passing I became familiar with Michael Murphy and “Murph”. The more I learned about “Murph” and the intent of hero WODs I recognized a consistent alignment with CrossFit. On March 20, 2013 I attended my first CrossFit WOD. I don’t remember my first CrossFit WOD but I remember my second. My second day of CrossFit was Thursday, March 21st 2013, the workout was Open WOD 13.3. I survived 13.3 completing 128 wall balls in 12 minutes.

Tyson Nick, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Tyson Nick, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

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What new belief, behaviors, or habits, adopted since you started CrossFit, have most positively impacted your life?

My initial interest in CrossFit was to hurt as a reminder of what my friend gave up for me/us/freedom: not seeing his son graduate from West Point, not walking his Daughter down the aisle, not seeing his youngest Son start Kindergarten, not enjoying all of it with his wife. The CrossFit Community has given me the belief that the most difficult challenges are the most meaningful. And if you don’t give up and never quit you can do anything. 

I’ve always attended 5am CrossFit. People at 5am are different, it’s 5am, they look mean, especially when you’re new to CrossFit. In 2013 I remember a mean looking bald guy, covered in tattoos, never said a word and crushed every workout. At the end of class I would make a trip to put up my weights and when I turned around the other weights I had out where gone. Eventually I figured out it was the scary bald guy. Time passed and I continued to stay away from the scary guy and then we had a WOD with rope climbs. I was staring at the rope and the scary guy stopped during his WOD and said “get your ass up there”. He took time out of his WOD performance to help me climb that rope. Easily my most memorable CrossFit moment. To this day Brian Marvin and I are friends. Brian later introduced me to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, another life changer. 

CrossFit has given me family of life long friends. Allowed me to do things physically and mentally that I never thought possible. There is nothing better than seeing someone else achieve goals they never thought possible. Clearly Murph is intimidating and special workout. There is nothing like the look in the eyes of someone that finishes there first Murph, glorious! 

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What has been your most memorable workout?

“Murph” in 2013 wearing a vest, with my new friend Jason Wall. Jason had started CrossFit a month earlier. It took me forever and Jason and the rest of the CrossFit Elevate community were there until I finished.  


Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?

Always stay comfortably uncomfortable. Hard Path, Easy Life... Easy Path Hard Life.... Never Quit!


What do you love most about Skyline CrossFit?

Skyline Team, thank you for your commitment to honoring our heroes with programming that includes abundant hero WODs, means more than you will ever know. 


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Warmup:

Run 400m

10 Slow Hip Extensions


Skill:

Pose Running


WOD:

In honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy, 30, of Portville, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28.  With heavy hearts we offer our prayers and condolences to his wife, Laura, and 14-month-old daughter, Molly.  The price of freedom, and its worth, is found in Michaels passing. The debt owed to Michael and his family can never be repaid but only honored by remembering Michael and remaining free.

In honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy, 30, of Portville, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28.

With heavy hearts we offer our prayers and condolences to his wife, Laura, and 14-month-old daughter, Molly.

The price of freedom, and its worth, is found in Michaels passing. The debt owed to Michael and his family can never be repaid but only honored by remembering Michael and remaining free.

"Michael"

Three rounds for time of:

Run 800 meters

50 Hip Extensions

50 Abmat Sit-ups

(Pick 1 round to do GHD Situps in place of abmat situps)


Intermediate:

Three rounds for time of:

Run 800 meters

35 Hip Extensions

35 Abmat Sit Ups


Fitter Faster:

Three rounds for time of:

Run 400 meters

25 Good Mornings 15lbs

25 Abmat Sit Ups