Monday 101018

Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
30 Box jumps, 24" (20")
25 Deadlift, 205# (140#)

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Happy Birthday Dan, you sure know how to throw a party, it was wonderous seeing dozens of Ververs dressed in their finest 80's and 90's attire. 

Szechuan Province Chicken 

We have been tinkering with some ways to get our old favorites to fit into our paleoworld.  We added far east spices with some good ol' chicken.   



  • 2Tbs of Sesame oil  9F
  • 15oz of chicken breast, cubed  15P
  • 3Tbs Chili garlic sauce  1C (I know, I know… there is some vinegar in this sauce)
  • 2tsp of Ginger
  • 2 bell pepper strips  2C
  • 1 1/3c of chopped onion  2C
  • 4c of Broccoli  2C
  • 2c of sliced carrots  4C
  • 1 1/2c of Water chestnuts  1C
  • 1/2c of Chicken broth  Free
  • 1Tbs of Almond butter  6F
  • 2 1/4c of Cabbage  1C
  • 2 green onions  (negligible so free)
  • 4c of Spinach  1C
  • 3c of bean sprouts  1C


This is going to be a rather large meal, so have your biggest pan ready.

Steam the broccoli and carrots.  When nice and soft set aside.  

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken, chili garlic sauce and ginger and cook for 2 minutes.  Add bell peppers, onions, and chestnuts.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Add the broth and almond butter, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  When the sauce gets thick, add green onions, spinach, and bean sprouts.  Mix and take off heat.

This is 15P, 15C, 15F  (divide as appropriate) and will be a very hearty meal that will keep you full and not hungry in an hour.  享用! (Chinese for, enjoy!)  


  1. Dan Y :

    OMG, that was so epic. I can’t believe how many Ververs showed up dressed up. I was thinking about it and it really affirms (again) for my why our gym is so damn cool. Who else would be so outgoing enough to rock it that hard. Thanks guys and thanks to Sara and J for making everything work from the pizza to the drink specials. So cool.

  2. Sara Lew :

    Verve, I owe you. I ran my 2nd ever 1/2 marathon yesterday (thanks to Joylyn for the training advice!) and it’s insane how much better my body felt during and after the race this year compared to last. Despite having a cold, I was able to get into the zone and meet my goal of finishing without dying! The whole time I had Cherie’s voice in my head saying “CrossFit teaches you to be comfortable with being uncomfortable” and it helped me push through the last few miles. CF is rad-thanks for making my body and mind stronger!

  3. Emmalee :

    Dan awesome party! Sara Lew great job! 1/2 a marathon is incredible keep it up:)

  4. Slaughter :

    Dan that party was off the hook awesome. Happy 30th.
    Sara – congratulations, I have still yet to do that but really want to!!! can we do one together?
    to myself – it’s my birthday and i’ll work out and eat healthy if I want to!

  5. Bummed I missed it! Happy Birthday to all newly turned 30-year-olds @ Verve! It’s like your parents conspired. Lotta milestone bdays lately! Hehe…

  6. Joylyn :

    Sara Lew–YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! So excited for you and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Let’s plan the next one……:)
    Great par-tay Dan and gang! That-was-f-u-n.

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