4th Annual Frank’s Little Murph Adventure (Sat. 6/10)

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4th Annual Frank's Little Murph AdventureWe’re excited to announce that Saturday, June 10 at 11:30 am, we will be running the

4th Annual Frank’s Little Murph Adventure!

 

Frank’s Little Murph Adventure is an event which was born from necessity but has turned out to be of greater significance than originally intended. In 2014, beloved former member Frank Little registered for but was unable to attend our annual off-site Murph Day tradition. Still wanting to collect his Murph Day t-shirt, we decide that he had to EARN it to do so. So, Frank’s Little Murph Adventure was born. Because no one should need to do Murph on their own, we thought we could ease Frank’s discomfort while doing some good. For each round of “Cindy” he performed, members and coaches bid on making each other suffer along with Frank. Rounds were being overbid and donations went up. Since 2014, we have ended up donating the hundreds of dollars raised to The Arts of Life, including last year’s proceeds from NINE Frank’s Little Murph Adventure participants!

 

*** If you are unable to attend Murph Day 2017 at WCCF on Saturday, June 3rd and would like to participate in Frank’s Little Murph Adventure, please notify us as soon as possible ***

 

Donations will be handled by selecting and cheering on your “horse”. For each minute your selected participant finishes under an hour, donors will give a multiple of that amount of their choosing. For instance, if a participant were to finish Murph in 50 minutes and the donor chose to give $1.50 per minute they are under an hour, then the donor will give $15 (10 minutes*$1.5/minute) to The Arts of Life. Each participant has been asked to provide a target or goal finish time for reference and donation pledges can be made NOW here:

    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FeDLsDcbm8obASpG5wrACBf-Joan6o4puOJM8iP0B3c/edit?usp=sharing

 

Make your plans now to be here that Saturday right after the morning classes….AND BRING YOUR CASH!

2017 DSCF Summer Co-Ed Beach Volleyball

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Member Kate Galbraith posted the following last month regarding the upcoming 2017 Summer Co-Ed Volleyball season in the DSCF Members Only Forum on Facebook:

Hi everyone!

This sunny weekend has me thinking about Beach Volleyball Season!! The DSCF Spikers are gearing up for another fun season on the sand and we’d love to have you join us. While we would prefer if you have some level of volleyball experience, the reality is we will take anyone who isn’t afraid of the ball 😉

It’s always super fun, so check out the details below and, if you have any questions, feel free to email me (kateverrant AT gmail DOT com).

Details:

– North Ave. Beach, Thursdays, 6:30 and/or 7:30 pm game times

– First game: May 25th

– 8 game season, with potential to play on: 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20

– $50/person

– If people are interested, we can do a reissue of the neon Spikers shirts from last year

VDL Grassfed Delivery (Sat. 5/27)

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VDLVDL GrassFed will be making a GrassFed Beef, Pastured Pork, and Pastured Chicken delivery to CrossFit gyms across Chicago on next Saturday, May 27.

If you are interested in picking up affordable, naturally-raised meat, please fill out your order in the Google document below by the end of the day Tuesday, May 23.

Prices with descriptions can be found at the bottom of this post. Once our order has been placed, you will be notified of the final cost (prices are approximate and dependent on final weight). Delivery will be made around approximately 11:00 am.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BxjRc2j3-ngze7F7O9gAsaffpLj7ne5w8szREW7mF4s/edit?usp=sharing

*** Packages *** (10% package discount, 15% for first time orders)

First Taste Package – $58.50, first timer rate: $55.00 (a $65.00 value)

    • 3 lbs ground beef
    • 1 lb stew meat
    • 2 lbs steak (t-bone or sirloin, depending on availability)
    • 1 lb bacon
    • 1 lb pork breakfast sausage

Nutrition Challenge Package – $82.00, first timer rate: $78.60 (an $92.50 value)

    • 3 lbs beef roast
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 package beef brats (may receive 2 lbs stew meat depending on availability)
    • 1 package boneless chicken breast
    • 1 package paleo snack sticks

Pork Chops Package – $64.50, first timer rate: $62.00 (a $71.70 value)

    • 2 lbs pork chops
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 bacon (uncured)
    • 1 package Tim’s brats
    • 1 paleo snack sticks

Steak Package – $75.30, first timer rate: $71.15 (a $83.50 value)

    • 2 lbs t-bone or sirloin steak (depending on availability)
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 bacon (uncured)
    • 1 package Tim’s brats
    • 1 paleo snack sticks

Other First Time Order Discount:

    • first time buyers receive a 10% discount for orders of $100 or more (packages do not count toward the $100)

GrassFed Beef

Mixed share of beef (10-15 lbs @ $7.39/lb, $75.00-$115.00) consisting of:

    • six packages of hamburger (~1.0 lbs each)
    • high-end steak (t-bone or sirloin) (2.5-3.5 lbs average)
    • stew meat (2.0 lbs)
    • one roast (~3 lbs average)

Hamburger share of beef (~12.0 lbs @ $6.39/lb, ~$76.68) consisting of:

    • 12 packages of hamburger (~1.0 lbs each)

Ground Beef ($6.89/lb) – 1 lb package

Roast ($7.39/lb) – 2-5 lb packages

Steak

    • t-bone ($11.59/lb)
    • sirloin ($11.49/lb)
    • ribeye ($12.29/lb)
    • tenderloin ($14.99/lb)

Beef Stew Meat ($7.39/lb) – 1 lb package

Beef Snack Sticks ($4.00) – 8 oz package

Tim’s Paleo Snack Sticks ($7.50) – 8 oz package, nothing but beef, salt, pepper, and smoke

Paleo Beef Jerky ($20.00) – 8 oz package

Bacon Grill Burgers ($7.99/lb) – ground beef with bacon ground in. about 20% bacon. patties ready for grilling. 3 to a pound.

Ground Beef Patties ($5.00/lb) – 3 to a pound

Beef Sirloin Bratwurst ($9.89/lb) – 1.5 lb package

Beef Ribs ($6.79/lb) – ~2 lbs/package

Beef Brisket ($7.79/lb) – 3-8 lbs

Beef Wieners ($13.89/lb) – ~1 lb package

Beef Liver ($4.29/lb)

Beef Heart or Tongue ($7.09/lb)

Beef Oxtail ($4.89/lb)

Beef Bones, Marrow ($4.25/lb) – about 5 inches long, cut length-wise

Beef Bones, Joint (for bone broth) ($3.85/lb)

Pastured Pork

Bacon ($8.99/lb) – regular thick-cut bacon (uncured – NO NITRATES)

Pork Roast ($4.69/lb) – 2-5 lb package

Pork Sausage aka breakfast/spiced sausage ($4.99/lb) – 1 lb chub (slicing it into patties is an easy option)

Tim’s Pork Bratwurst ($5.99/lb) – the absolute best brats in the entire physical universe

Pork Garden Brats ($5.99/lb) – with broccoli, mushrooms, green peppers, onions already inside

Pork Chops ($5.49/lb) – usually 3/package, about 1.5 lbs/package

Bacon, Boston ($6.39/lb) – made from the boston butt part of the pig (uncured) (ed: I dunno what that means but if I recall, it’s delicious!)

Bacon, Canadian ($6.99/lb) – made from the pork loin (uncured)

Bacon, Chicago Style ($6.99/lb) – grassfed beef and pork combined (uncured)

Beef Brisket Bacon ($8.19/lb) – made from grassfed beef brisket (uncured)

Seasoned Pork ($5.49/lb) – no nitrates at all. slightly different recipe than bacon.

Ham ($4.59/lb) – 3-6 lbs

Ham Steak ($4.69/lb) – slice of ham about 3/4 inch thick

Ground Pork (no spices) ($4.49/lb)

Pork Steak ($4.25/lb) – two steaks/package

Pork Ribs ($5.19/lb) – 2-5 lbs/package

Pork Neck Bones ($3.09/lb) – recipe for excellent bone broth is on the VDL FaceBook page

Pastured Chicken

Boneless Chicken Breasts ($8.99/lb) – skinless, large, juicy. 2 breasts/package, ~1.5 lbs/package

Chicken, Whole ($5.19/lb) – 3-5 lbs each

Chicken Breasts, bone-in ($7.49/lb) – 2 breasts/package, ~1.5 lbs/package

Chicken Wings ($5.09/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Thighs ($5.39/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Legs ($5.29/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Leg Quarters ($5.29/lb) – ~3 lbs/package, a leg with thigh attached

New Items

50/50 Honey Ham GrassFed Beef/Pastured Pork Snack Sticks ($6.55) – nothing but beef, pork, salt, honey, sweet dairy whey, and smoke, 8 oz package

Murph Day 2017 (Sat. 6/3)

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DSC03479DSCF’s 2013 crew, pre-Murph

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On Saturday, June 3rd, Windy City CrossFit is hosting their annual Murph Day!

 

For the past four years, we’ve attended this event and tackled the always challenging and humbling “Murph”:

“Murph”

1 mile run

    • 100 pull-ups
    • 200 push-ups
    • 300 air squats

1 mile run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

 

Check out our previously published guide on partition possibilities here:

http://www.divisionstcrossfit.com/2016/05/24/dscf-murph-strategy-guide/

 

Registration has begun and continues until June 2….BUT sign up NOW (seriously, RIGHT NOW because these spots will go quickly) for the 10:00 or 10:30 am time slot – fill whichever time slot has the most capacity available – so we can enjoy this workout together! $50 gets you access to the event, a Murph Day 2017 unisex tank top, and food/drink afterward. Proceeds go to the Navy Seal Foundation.

 

If you’ve never done “Murph” as a CrossFitter, you owe it to yourself to take on the challenge!

Need some encouragement to take the plunge for the first time? Try one of these tactics:

    • find a friend of similar fitness abilities to perform the workout alongside
    • personally challenge yourself to do something you’ve never done previously
    • create a performance- or completion-based goal with a non-food/drink reward

 

If you’ve done it before, come do it again and help push on our first timers!

Need some encouragement to sign yourself up again? Try one of these tactics:

    • call out a friend whom you may have been neck-and-neck with throughout the Open or someone whose scores and times your consistently check on the whiteboard when you attend classes
      • put a wager down to really up the ante!
    • try a new strategy for breaking up the pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats (it’s like doing an entirely different workout!)
    • challenge yourself with a new scale or a weighted vest

Details here:

https://windycitycrossfit.com/murph-day-2017

Registration here:

https://wccf.sites.zenplanner.com/calendar.cfm?date=2017-06-01&calendarType=EVENT

Skills Series 2017

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Skills Series 2017 logoBeginning Wednesday, April 19th, Division St. CrossFit will be hosting a 5-part series of skill-building workshops!

 

Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm every 4 weeks. Each session will focus around a single movement and some of their progressions, variations, and scales. While there will be instruction, explanation, and demonstration from the coaches, members should come prepared to work!

 

Below is the upcoming schedule of topics for this Skills Series:

Wednesday, April 19th: handstands & handstand push-ups

Wednesday, May 17th: kipping & butterfly pull-ups

Wednesday, June 14th: pistols

Wednesday, July 12th: running (with guest Coach Michael Giberson)

Wednesday, August 9th: bar & ring muscle-ups

 

Each session is $20 OR all five sessions can be purchased at once for $80 (“buy four, get one free”). Single sessions and the 5-session package can be purchased via MindBody under the “Extracurricular Classes” option in the dropdown on the “ONLINE STORE” tab:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass?studioid=28195

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

 

Note: Open Gym will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 pm during each skill session.

2017 Intra-Box Open Results (Fri. 4/7 @ 7:30 pm)

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Winner Pukie ShirtsThe 2017 CrossFit Games Open has just wrapped up and that means that so has our Intra-Box Open! The competition has been stiff at all levels and has produced some incredible performances. The resulting lead changes made for an entertaining five weeks with the difference between many of the top finishers being only one or two points, or, even tied!

 

The results will be calculated this week and we will hand out the winner’s shirts when we make the official announcement THIS Friday, April 7th at 7:30 pm. So come pack the 6:30 pm class and stick around afterward when we award this year’s Intra-Box Open winners at both the Rx and Scaled levels!

VDL Grassfed Delivery (Sat. 4/1)

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VDLVDL GrassFed will be making a GrassFed Beef, Pastured Pork, and Pastured Chicken delivery to CrossFit gyms across Chicago on next Saturday, April 1.

 

If you are interested in picking up affordable, naturally-raised meat, please fill out your order in the Google document below by the end of the day Tuesday, March 28.

 

Prices with descriptions can be found at the bottom of this post. Once our order has been placed, you will be notified of the final cost (prices are approximate and dependent on final weight). Delivery will be made around approximately 11:00 am.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nEbKDkqz3hY-W_-jadUssqb_4GdWrnhSyIYAM0aIbbo/edit?usp=sharing

*** Packages *** (10% package discount, 15% for first time orders)

First Taste Package – $58.50, first timer rate: $55.00 (a $65.00 value)

    • 3 lbs ground beef
    • 1 lb stew meat
    • 2 lbs steak (t-bone or sirloin, depending on availability)
    • 1 lb bacon
    • 1 lb pork breakfast sausage

Nutrition Challenge Package – $82.00, first timer rate: $78.60 (an $92.50 value)

    • 3 lbs beef roast
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 package beef brats (may receive 2 lbs stew meat depending on availability)
    • 1 package boneless chicken breast
    • 1 package paleo snack sticks

Pork Chops Package – $64.50, first timer rate: $62.00 (a $71.70 value)

    • 2 lbs pork chops
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 bacon (uncured)
    • 1 package Tim’s brats
    • 1 paleo snack sticks

Steak Package – $75.30, first timer rate: $71.15 (a $83.50 value)

    • 2 lbs t-bone or sirloin steak (depending on availability)
    • 5 lbs ground beef
    • 1 bacon (uncured)
    • 1 package Tim’s brats
    • 1 paleo snack sticks

Other First Time Order Discount:

    • first time buyers receive a 10% discount for orders of $100 or more (packages do not count toward the $100)

GrassFed Beef

Mixed share of beef (10-15 lbs @ $7.39/lb, $75.00-$115.00) consisting of:

    • six packages of hamburger (~1.0 lbs each)
    • high-end steak (t-bone or sirloin) (2.5-3.5 lbs average)
    • stew meat (2.0 lbs)
    • one roast (~3 lbs average)

Hamburger share of beef (~12.0 lbs @ $6.39/lb, ~$76.68) consisting of:

    • 12 packages of hamburger (~1.0 lbs each)

Ground Beef ($6.89/lb) – 1 lb package

Roast ($7.39/lb) – 2-5 lb packages

Steak

    • t-bone ($11.59/lb)
    • sirloin ($11.49/lb)
    • ribeye ($12.29/lb)
    • tenderloin ($14.99/lb)

Beef Stew Meat ($7.39/lb) – 1 lb package

Beef Snack Sticks ($4.00) – 8 oz package

Tim’s Paleo Snack Sticks ($7.50) – 8 oz package, nothing but beef, salt, pepper, and smoke

Paleo Beef Jerky ($20.00) – 8 oz package

Bacon Grill Burgers ($7.99/lb) – ground beef with bacon ground in. about 20% bacon. patties ready for grilling. 3 to a pound.

Ground Beef Patties ($5.00/lb) – 3 to a pound

Beef Bratwurst ($9.89/lb) – 1.5 lb package

Beef Ribs ($6.79/lb) – ~2 lbs/package

Beef Brisket ($7.79/lb) – 3-8 lbs

Beef Wieners ($13.89/lb) – ~1 lb package

Beef Liver ($4.29/lb)

Beef Heart or Tongue ($7.09/lb)

Beef Oxtail ($4.89/lb)

Beef Bones, Marrow or Joint (Let me know which you want) ($3.85/lb)

Pastured Pork

Bacon ($8.99/lb) – regular thick-cut bacon (uncured – NO NITRATES)

Pork Roast ($4.59/lb) – 2-5 lb package

Pork Sausage aka breakfast/spiced sausage ($4.99/lb) – 1 lb chub (slicing it into patties is an easy option)

Tim’s Pork Bratwurst ($5.99/lb) – the absolute best brats in the entire physical universe

Pork Garden Brats ($5.99/lb) – with broccoli, mushrooms, green peppers, onions already inside

Pork Chops ($5.59/lb) – usually 3/package, about 1.5 lbs/package

Bacon, Boston ($6.39/lb) – made from the boston butt part of the pig (uncured) (ed: I dunno what that means but if I recall, it’s delicious!)

Bacon, Canadian ($6.99/lb) – made from the pork loin (uncured)

Bacon, Chicago Style ($6.99/lb) – grassfed beef and pork combined (uncured)

Beef Brisket Bacon ($8.19/lb) – made from grassfed beef brisket (uncured)

Smoked Pork ($5.49/lb) – just like regular bacon but more meat, less fat (uncured)

Seasoned Pork ($5.49/lb) – no nitrates at all. slightly different recipe than bacon.

Ham ($4.59/lb) – 3-6 lbs

Ham Steak ($4.69/lb) – slice of ham about 3/4 inch thick

Ground Pork (no spices) ($4.39/lb)

Pork Steak ($4.25/lb) – two steaks/package

Pork Ribs ($5.19/lb) – 2-5 lbs/package

Pork Neck Bones ($3.09/lb) – recipe for excellent bone broth is on the VDL FaceBook page

Pastured Chicken

Boneless Chicken Breasts ($8.99/lb) – skinless, large, juicy. 2 breasts/package, ~1.5 lbs/package

Chicken, Whole ($5.19/lb) – 3-5 lbs each

Chicken Breasts, bone-in ($7.49/lb) – 2 breasts/package, ~1.5 lbs/package

Chicken Wings ($5.09/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Thighs ($5.39/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Legs ($5.29/lb) – ~3 lbs/package

Chicken Leg Quarters ($5.29/lb) – ~3 lbs/package, a leg with thigh attached

New Items

50/50 Honey Ham GrassFed Beef/Pastured Pork Snack Sticks ($6.55) – nothing but beef, pork, salt, honey, sweet dairy whey, and smoke, 8 oz package

DSCF Friday Night Lights (Fri. 3/24)

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DSCF FNL LOGO v1Join us again for another community-wide event this Friday, March 24th at 5:30 pm for our second Friday Night Lights of 2017. With the final workout of the 2017 CrossFit Games Open being announced the night prior, we’ll be running 17.5 all day during classes. BUT, if you thrive off the cheers and encouragement of your fellow members or just perform better in the evenings, make plans to join us that night to crush 17.5! If this is your first time participating in the Open, what better way to do so alongside some CF Open-veterans while making new friends in the process too.

 

*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***

The first 48 participants to complete 17.5 will get their choice of a complimentary Rx Bar! The flavors to choose from include:

 

Let us know you’re ready to bring everything you’ve got by registering for a spot in MindBody:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass?studioid=28195

DSCF End of Whole Life Challenge and Community Brunch (Sat. 3/18)

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DSCF End of WLC and Community Brunch (with shamrocks)Next Saturday, plan on meeting up with your favorite D St. friends to celebrate the conclusion of the Whole Life Challenge and….well, to eat and enjoy each others’ company!

 

Whole Life Challenge participants will be at the gym on Saturday, March 18th at 11 am to take their final measurements and to complete the benchmark workout once again. Once the proceedings have wrapped up (around 11:30 am), we’ll head out for a community-wide brunch where all are invited to join.

 

So, make plans to work up an appetite at one of our morning classes or at the Whole Life Challenge close-out event and we’ll see you at the gym at 11:30 am next weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

DSCF Friday Night Lights is BACK!

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DSCF FNL LOGO v1Division St. CrossFit Friday Night Lights is BACK!

 

Join us for a community-wide event on Friday, February 24th at 6:30 pm for our first Friday Night Lights of 2017. With the first workout of the 2017 CrossFit Games Open being announced the night prior, we’ll be running 17.1 all day during classes. BUT, if you thrive off the cheers and encouragement of your fellow members or just perform better in the evenings, make plans to join us that night to crush 17.1! If this is your first time participating in the Open, what better way to do so alongside some CF Open-veterans while making new friends in the process too.

 

The next Friday Night Lights will close out the 2017 CrossFit Games Open on Friday, March 24th with two additional dates tentatively scheduled across the rest of the Spring season to be announced at a later date.

 

Let us know you’re ready to bring everything you’ve got by registering for a spot in MindBody:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass?studioid=28195

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