Conversations With A Crossfitter

DSC_1609You’re walking through Wegmans looking for your grass-fed butter and uncured bacon when you notice someone walking across your path who has on a pair of Nanos and a T-Shirt that says “FRAN” on it. You know instantly that you two have something in common. So, what do you do? Tell them “Nice shirt!” to start the conversation or go on about your business? Of course the answer just depends on who you are but every time I’ve come across this scenario, I’ve taken the opportunity to make a new acquaintance. I’m curious to some of your CrossFit encounters outside the box. Share in the comments.

TODAY: MON, DEC 16, 2013



  • 6 OVERHEAD SQUATS 135#/95#

Then, in the time remaining


  • 8 WALL BALLS 20#/14#

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5 Responses to Conversations With A Crossfitter

  1. Kelly says:

    I once met Wendy Ritz in Wegman’s buying alcohol…does that count?

  2. Wendy says:

    That is rude and untrue. :-/

  3. Elysia says:

    Once I went to my dental appt straight after a run with Coach Lloyd. I wasn’t too worried about my appearance as my dentist is an Iron Man competitor and we frequently talk running and races, etc. He asked me what I’d been doing when I said “running with my coach” he wanted details, so I told him about CrossFit. Turns out he knew all about it — his daughter coaches somewhere in VA (I forget where but mean to ask him next visit).

  4. Rae says:

    Two encounters (okay, four if you count running into Nick & Wendy and JV at Wegman’s): One was at another grocery store (sorry, I’m not always true to Wegman’s – oh, the shame), an older guy saw my shirt and asked me where I work out. He said his son has gotten into CF on the west coast and it’s done great things for him and he was happy to see there is a local box in this area. He had nothing but appreciation for CF. I told him he should check out CFW for himself, and he thought it was too hard “for an old guy” but I gave him the whole spiel and he was intrigued. Another time I was checking out at the grocery store and the clerk saw my shirt and asked if I knew her brother who goes to CFW. She said he’s all “crazy about it” and she’s happy for him (and promptly followed with a “but it’s not for me”, to which I usually answer, “I didn’t think so either, but now I can’t live without it. You just never know.”) 😀

  5. Nici says:

    I’m just not an extrovert (if you haven’t noticed) however I smile inside when I see someone who is potentially as awesome as the individuals I’ve the pleasure of WODing with.

    I was told about a program called “Combat Fit” in one of the briefings (I’ll be checking it out this week), and this guy leans over my way and says “it’s like CrossFit which is a combination of Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and endurance training.” I just smiled and said “Mmhmm, I know.”

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