Author Archives: Mike D

About Mike D

I love CrossFit, being outdoors, cycling, music, football (no team in particular), and futbol (Manchester United and the Portuguese National Team).

31 Heroes: Let’s Get It, Nomad Nation!!

Nomads, Good luck to all who are participating in 31 Heroes tomorrow.  It is, without a doubt, a brutal WOD (but one of my most favorite). Some advice: – Be steady on the sandbag run.  It’s upsetting, yes.  But don’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday July 31, 2012: Community

Isn’t it crazy to think that one of the most profound consequences resulting from all the constantly varied functional movement executed at high intensity we do is the formation of strong friendships?  That after all the sweating and grunting, the laying on the ground and panting, we … Continue reading

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Sunday July 22, 2012: The Past Meets the Present

I’m not sure Loantaka Park knew what hit it. I rolled in at 8 a.m., an hour before our Nomad WOD.  So, I occupied myself with drinking Starbucks, finishing The Compound Effect, and mentally preparing for the coaching ahead.  The … Continue reading

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Wednesday July 18, 2012: Seeking Balance

The Wire.  Arguably one of the finest television programs ever to air.  Anyone who knows me is quite aware of my near obsession with this show.  Set in the city of Baltimore (Bodymore, as it’s known to some of its … Continue reading

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Wednesday July 18, 2012: “So girl, whatchu doin Tuesday night?”

I was late. There was an accident on the Pulaski Skyway and another on 78 west, right as you got on in Newark (sidenote: instead of 20″ rims, a loud muffler, and tints maybe you should consider checking your tire … Continue reading

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July 15, 2012: “400 yard burpee what the fuck?!”

What’s up, Nomad Nation!  We had a killer WOD today, another multi-part smashfest that was enjoyed by all who partook.  It consisted of… Part 1: Partner WOD 100yds, down and back (200yds total) Partner carry Every 10 yards: put partner … Continue reading

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Monday July 9, 2012: “He kept his own counsel. He never wanted money. You can’t do anything with a man like that.”

I don’t want your money, so put it away.  I know.  It sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  I suppose it always has, since the days of the BSTA. So, why do I coach the Nomad WODs?  Simply put: I love this … Continue reading

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