Anticipation isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to be experienced.

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Dan Fong on vacation in Idaho - embody the beaver Dan.


CrossFit defined – constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. 

We do not just want you to be good at the gym, or at any one thing.  We want you to be good at life, at sport, at combat, anywhere and everywhere, at anytime, for any duration, and in any environment.  We say vary everything and very often. We aim to produce a physical ready state. – adapted from the CF journal

So for now the workouts will not be posted that evening.  WOD's will be posted a day behind their execution in the gym.  The only thing in life we can count on is change, the more comfortable we are with change, the more successful we become.


  1. Tiff :

    i like it…

  2. James :

    But how am I supposed to know whether I want to come in and do the workout? 😉
    I fear change.

  3. Joylyn :

    Oooooh….very sneaky! Excellent!
    Very true to life, and work for me too.
    ps. Thanks to everyone for the fun this past weekend. Mt. Bierstadt was awesome with great company on a beautiful day–sledding on the 4th of July was absolutely the BEST! And the Anderson’s were such gracious hosts.

  4. Erin :

    i like it! no cherry picking your workouts!!!
    thanks fellow Ververs for a great hike on the 4th! Joylyn said it right…great company, beautiful day, sledding on the 4th of July and great food and hosts at the Anderson’s! What a day!

  5. Catherine :

    Heeeeey!!!! I never cherry picked! Just mentally prepared…

  6. Matt :

    Some great performances today so far…
    Catherine, you’ve got roughly 15 minutes to mentally prepare before the workout. So think of us kindly, as we’ve removed a boatload of stress from your day 🙂

  7. Stef :

    O CRUD!!! Now I have no way to psyche myself out and get all up in my head about a workout. No night time stalking the site to check what the next day brings…. there goes my life.
    KIDDING! Holler. Love it 🙂 See some of u kick ass people later today for whatever heat they’re bringing!

  8. DAMON5280 :

    Hey Matt, just wanted to wish you luck this weekend in the games. 5280 is pulling for you. You and your Verve bunch have fun and travel safetly.

  9. Cherie :

    I had such a great time with everyone on the 4th. Thank you Anna and Alan for hosting and I look forward to joining the next hike. – CC

  10. James :

    OK, Cherie wanted me to post a review of my Vibram Five Fingers after my first significant running workout. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing them grace my glorious toes, Vibram Five Fingers are a “shoe” designed to provide minimal support for your foot — just enough to allow you to run without toom uch fear of broken syringes, but not so much that you lose your feel for the road. You can check them out at
    Some of the positive aspects of the VFFs:
    1) Your running form completely changes. If you are a heel striker, as I was, you quickly learn that striking with your heel is a very good way to make your foot feel like hamburger.
    2) They feel good. For me, it’s fun to run in my VFFs. I have no idea if it’s due to the change in form or just feeling more “connected” to the ground, but I almost feel like a kid again when I run. At least until the third 800 meters.
    3) They attract a lot of attention. People notice that your feet are webbed. Some people get freaked out. Some people like it.
    4) They’re machine washable. My feet stink. It’s nice to be able to throw my shoes in the washing machine and they’re fresh and clean again.
    5) Apparently when you lift really heavy weights, it’s good to have a solid base without any cushioning. The VFFs provide a solid base for lifting but are also a good running shoe — perfect for CF.
    Negative observations:
    1) Blisters. After the run today, I’ve got blisters on two of my toes. We’re all used to blisters on our hands, but toes are a new one. Presumably, it’s an adjustment issue, but the fact that you don’t wear socks (unless you have toe socks) makes me concerned that toe blisters will be a bigger part of my life.
    2) Calf pain. This is apparently pretty common with VFFs, but I have a fair amount of pain in my calves after running today. Supposedly this is another part of the adjustment to a different style of running.
    3) They attract a lot of attention. If you don’t like that attention (like, say, hypothetically, you’re a partner in a law firm and you don’t like everyone staring at your feet and snickering as you walk down the halls), you may not like the VFFs.
    4) They’re a little pricey. Mine ran about $85.
    5) They don’t help you get a muscle-up.
    That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll have more thoughts as I break them in. I’ll try not to burden you with those thoughts unless Cherie makes me write another review.

  11. Joylyn :

    But James, I like your thoughts…your insight made me smile…especially #5.

  12. Matt :

    Awesome review James… makes me want a pair.

  13. Tim M. :

    James great review I was looking into them.
    Alan and Anna thanks for hosting on the 4th, you have a beautful house and you will never hear me complain about how far I have to drive again.

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