Brain. Check.

Four Rounds, each for time:

Run 800 meters

Rest as needed between efforts.

Remember running is a skill!  If you have never heard of Pose running, watch these video clips first, part 1 and part 2.  Then watch Olympic rowing champ Erin Cafaro learning the movement in these clips from the CF Journal, part 1, part 2, part 3.

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The list of books and movies that have been recommended to me over the years is extensive.  From classic black and white films to documentaries about current events.  From fiction to nonfiction.   As a true CrossFitter, I don’t want to specialize, but want to experience and learn from all of the above.  So bring it on!  What have you been recommending to read or watch these days?  Here are a couple random recommendations, enjoy!

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.  In accordance with today’s WOD, this is one of those recommendations I make to people without having actually read the book.  It will change the way you look at running (or so I’m told:). An excerpt from the Washington Post reviewMcDougall finds that running is a danger if done incorrectly and a salvation if done properly. The stories he tells of the Tarahumara and of the world’s greatest mainstream runners all herald a return to the basics: running barefoot or with the cheapest, flattest sole possible; and running not for money or celebrity or victory but for camaraderie and the sheer joy of using our bodies for a basic, essential purpose. “Born to Run” is an examination of sport, an allegory of cross-cultural understanding and a catalogue of philosophies of living. At this point in history, life is not necessarily about the survival of the fittest, or even survival of the fastest. We’re past survival now; there’s no need to run down prey or outrun a predator. But that’s no reason, McDougall says, to stay rooted to the couch.

Sounds good to me!

Hungry Planet:  What the World Eats, by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio.  My mom turned me on to this one, and its a picture book, so no excuses!  From Australia to Chad to Italy to Guatemala and, of course, the United States, the authors present a photographic study of families from around the world through what they eat during the course of one week.  Check out this sweet slideshow of some of the photographs, awesome stuff.

Exit Through the Gift Shop, a Banksy film.  Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film.  Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy.  Go see it and we shall discuss.

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