Crossfit throw-down: Beats the hell out of book club

Posted: September 2, 2013 in Crossfit Lifestyle
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My friend Dominic now has blonde hair. Not the kind of blonde hair you see on the surfers here in south Florida, but more like Britney Spears OD’d on Nice & Easy. A week ago Dom had brown hair and a beard.

Dom's weigh in with Coach Matt

Dom’s weigh in with Coach Matt

With the brown hair, beard and blue eyes he kinda sorta used to look like the Jesus you see in the little magazines the Jehovah Witnesses leave at your door even though you have told them 1,000,000 times – politely – that you don’t want them to leave the little magazines at your door and your dog has backed you up with some baritone growling.

Dom’s friend Jesse now has a mohawk. A week ago he had a ginger mane down to his shoulders.

These guys are both great athletes and friends and they train together at CFCP, where we all work out most mornings. I don’t know how this epic throw-down came to be but it ended with Dom in the parking lot with a box of Nice & Easy being applied to his head.

Jessie's weigh-in

Jesse’s weigh-in

Matt, our coach, devised the WODs while in one of his Dr. No moods: WOD 1: 200 meter prowler @230#. (That’s not a typo. 230#.)  WOD 2: 3RFT – 16 KBS 44#, 25 situps and 10 over-the-box jumps 24″.

Just in case you think these WODs don’t  look too bad, let me add that they did these WODs on one of our warmer days here in South Florida, with a triple-digit heat and humidity index. Nice touch!

I’m standing around yucking it up with Dom and Jesse’s 20-something-year-old friends thinking, this beats the hell out of book club – which is what a lot of women my age do for fun.

And the winner is...

And the winner is…

I’m not going to bore you with details but no one was hurt – although I did see Dom’s eyes roll back in his head at one point. And we had one of those “MAN DOWN!” moments after Jesse finished his prowler. However, no one barfed or started twitching, which was nice.

Jesse won and we immediately moved on to the after-party in the parking lot with the Nice & Easy. A good time was had by all, except Dom, who looked really pathetic. (No offense, Dom. I love you like a son, kinda).



The best part of the entire event came the next day, when “Blonde Dom” and Jesse walked into the box together. As an apparent show of solidarity, Jessie cut his hair and got a mohawk. Love these guys.

You see, that’s Crossfit. We compete against the clock and each other but more important, we support each other. I love that.

There is allegedly another Dom v Jesse throw-down being discussed. I’m not sure what the loser must endure but there is a tattoo studio just down the block…


I ran into Dom after I wrote this. He spent $90 to get his hair dyed brown – although it has a fair amount of red in it. Jesse, the victor, still has the mohawk.

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