These days it’s been harder to find time to write these blogs. I guess 6 CrossFit Endurance workouts, 5 CrossFit workouts, trying to find properties to buy for Seattle Real Estate Investing, LLC, and creating a video product on how real estate professionals can use social media to crush it in their businesses hasn’t left me a lot of time for writing. That’s a bummer because I actually love sharing my knowledge and helping people whenever I can.
The reason that I have time to write this blog post is because I’m on a plane headed from NYC to Seattle. (On a side note, the person in the aisle next to me had water dripping on them from the overhead compartment and the flight attendant had to go into ‘project find the water source mode’. He was on it! I’m impressed!) I was in NYC to celebrate my birthday with some good friends and attend a pig roast (yum!).
Up to this point my CrossFit Endurance training has been going great! I am a little concerned about duration of the bike ride during the Ironman events, which I’ll be doing soon. But, my legs should be fine, it’s my arms and neck that might cause me some issues. I don’t think it’s anything that I need to worry about too much, but just an observation about the programming.
While in NYC I had the privilege of being trained by the owner of CrossFit Hells Kitchens, Anthony Preischel. Anthony spent the hour teaching me Olympic lifting techniques that he recently learned from the US Olympic training cert that he took. Having Anthony’s advanced assistance and being able to use bumper weights was a great treat for this CrossFitter! I walked out of CrossFit Hells Kitchen with bloody shins and a smile on my face!
While in NYC I was determined to make it to my favorite pizza place in Edgewater NJ called Brooklyn Brick Oven Pizzeria. This is the best pizza place that I’ve found so far… Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it over the Hudson river to eat at the Brooklyn Brick Oven Pizzeria, but I was able to taste test two new high end pizzerias in NYC.
The first was called Otto, which is owned by Mario Batali. The pizza at Otto was very fresh and quite good. I would recommend it if you’re in the area, and you’re a pizza connoisseur. The second pizzeria that I tried was called Tappo. Now Tappo is a place that you MUST try! I sampled four different styles of their pizzas and all were amazing.
Tappo is now my favorite pizzeria in Manhattan. I still prefer the Brooklyn Brick Oven Pizzeria as my all time favorite, but if I can’t get over to Jersey I will be hitting up Tappo thin crust pizza without a doubt.
It’s always tough to keep your training up to par while traveling, but I believe that it can be done. This trip to NYC, I actually fell behind on my CrossFit Endurance training a bit. I’m really not worried about it because I felt like my body could use the time off and would come back stronger. That being said, I didn’t totally take the weekend off. As I mentioned above I was able to work with Anthony Preischel on snatches and cleans (Olympic lifts). I also did an open water swim in a small lake in upstate NY, did a tough 50 minute CrossFit WOD yesterday followed by a CrossFit Endurance 5 mile time trial, and did a another tough squat clean workout today in the humidity of NYC.
So, as you can see, I didn’t miss too many workouts, but wasn’t able to get all of my two-a-days in per usual.
I hope you enjoyed reading, and that’s all for now.