Brisket, Spare Ribs, Turkey, Burnt Ends.
I purposefully started out slow with CrossFit. At the beginning I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it at all, so I avoided any upfront investments in gear. For the first two months I just worked out in running shoes and my old soccer things.
One of the things I like the most about CrossFit is its concept of Drop-Ins, the ability to join any CrossFit box on a class-by-class basis. There is hardly a month where I’m not out of town for a conference or meetup and so far I’ve always been able to find a box that was reasonably close. It is along the lines of what a “regular” fitness chains would offer where you can use any location of theirs if you’re a member. And I consider it a huge benefit.
I’m in Brussels, Belgium for a conference this weekend and of course I had to visit Manneken Pis, the symbol of Brussels folklore. Today they celebrated the Manneken Pis Feast, so he wore the costume of the Order of Friends of Manneken Pis.
I’ve never been overweight or obese by any means. Throughout my life I’ve stayed rather active, played youth sports, went to the gym, or played organized Soccer. But after I moved to the US, physical exercise was just not a part of my daily routine anymore. And while I never ate super unhealthy or were on a McDonald’s diet, I also never really held back or consciously chose a healthy option when it came to my eating habits. I just ate what I liked. Spending time with Michael Cain and Meredith Purdue certainly didn’t help either, letting me become more of a food snob and making great food a major part of my travel experience.