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The Roast of Skibinski

By July 29, 2012December 16th, 2014CrossFit, Exercise, Friends


First of all, how awesome of a last name is ‘Skibinski’? I don’t know why, but every time I hear it I think of the Szalinski family in ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, one of our trainers, Eric, is leaving to enter the Navy Seals in two weeks. It’s a huge accomplishment that he’s worked very hard for, and while we’re proud, we’re really going to miss him like crazy. He really took Neil and I under his wing when we first started, and his patience with my then athletic inexperience is nothing short of stunning, especially for someone who is only 20 years old. He is so mature and wise beyond years, I still have a hard time believing he’s that young. I hope the Navy realizes what an asset they are getting.


We started the day with a WOD. Because so many people turned out to say goodbye, we did a team workout, with teams of 4 or 5. Because I’ve always been in charge of food or recovering from another event, this was my first team workout.

Workout (25-minute cap):

400 burpees
125 clean and jerks
200m run

Essentially, each member of the team did an exercise as a station. The determining factor of how fast each round was whoever was running the 200 meters. Whenever the runner returned, it was time to switch. In workouts like these, there is always strategy. My team chose to play to the strengths of each member. For instance, when it was my turn to do burpees, the runner knew to take their time, because I could bust them out, whereas with clean and jerks, we leaned more on the guys with better upper body strength. Here is some video a member took:

It was a tough workout, especially a few rounds into the clean and jerks.

After the workout, we all cleaned up and took a group photo:


Lunch was a fare of mostly Paleo goodies. We made a Curry Steak that we paired with guacamole in a lettuce wrap (I’ll make it again and take better pics). There was also a slew of slaw, sweet potato salad, fruit, burgers and for dessert, an oat and fruit bar¬†(gluten-free) and Paleo¬†bacon chocolate chip cookies.



My plate. Neil was like, “are you going to eat that all?” Um, YES!


Of course, there was also malarkey…




We also did a traditional roast:




We spent the rest of the night on the couch glued to the Olympics and fighting the pets for a spot. What a great weekend!