November 12, 2013 7:34 AM

CrossFit Traveling

The family decided to make a spur-of-the-moment trip to Orlando to see the US Women's National Team play Brazil in a soccer friendly. A friend of ours was named to the roster the week before and there was a chance she would play. We then had a whirlwind of preparation to get a weekend's worth of stuff done before we left Saturday night.

This all meant I only had a few spare moments on Friday, so getting to CrossFit 2A was not going to work. I arranged to drop-in on CrossFit Hingham. It was a small class (about 12 people) getting coached by Eric Magee. We spent time working on snatches (my favorite) then the class split up into "fitness" and "performance" groups. I wanted to do the performance workout, but since Eric did not know me, I was put into "fitness" which means I had to do a burner rather than the strength WOD. The workout was 5 RFT of 5 pull-ups, 5 burpee box jumps, and 10 weighted sit-ups.  After that, we had some time to find a max hang snatch. I pulled 135# which I was happy with since that used to be my 1RM power snatch.

Eric Magee and Ron Lohse at Crossfit Hingham
We traveled to Orlando Saturday night and had a great Sunday by the pool then at the soccer match. I had contacted CrossFit Kings Point for a drop-in for Katie and me. We went to the 8AM Monday class coached by Mike Koenig. This gym was HUGE. There were about 15 people working out with us. We started with a back squat sequence, then had "Brenton" - 5RFT of 100m bear crawl and 100m broad jumps (with 3 extra burpees after every 5th broad jump). That was a sweaty mess, but it was also great fun.

Katie Lohse, Mike Koenig, and Ron Lohse at Crossfit Kings Point

I may start doing a few more drop-ins just to get to know more boxes around me. Quincy City and Florian will be in the next round.