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Bearer of Bad News

By Marcus | In Competition, Events and Announcements, Psychology | on October 28, 2010

Although Ruth may claim otherwise, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Today I have to tell those of you that planned on competing in the next NLP Invitational that the slots have filled up and they have started waiting lists for those interested. Yes, in less than a week they had so much demand they filled all 200 available slots. For those of you that are so inclined, get on the waiting lists as soon as possible since they plan to pull from there on a first-come, first-served basis.

As for the rest of you, are there competitions or other contests you plan to enter? We will be seeing Ruth, Sean and Avelyne compete in an Olympic meet this weekend and last month most of you were exposed to that level of scrutiny on form for the first time. Does the prospect of performing those lifts against others in your weight class grab your interest? We’ve posted a couple of times now about goal setting and I’d like to get a formal list in the gym so we trainers can help you on your way. Some of you listed goals on Sean’s post (below), how much closer are you now? Have you achieved them already and if so, what’s your next step?

Further reading:

What’s That Burning Smell – by Sean

With a Goal in Mind – by Ruth

Ready, Set, Goal! – by Marcus


WOD 10.28.10

Make Up Day

16 Comments to "Bearer of Bad News"

  • Anna says:

    October 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM -

    Is this picture my punshiment for missing the 5K yesterday? Ouch!

    Here’s a competition I considered competing in… until I read that 4 of the 10 “events” were misrepresented.

    http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-beerpong-20101013,0,280495.story

  • Alia says:

    October 28, 2010 at 7:58 AM -

    Beeerrrr Poooonnnng! Yes! That is too bad for NLP. They are missing out on some awesome competitors. Seriously though, he needs to hire some help. This is getting popular!

  • Alia says:

    October 28, 2010 at 8:08 AM -

    Um. So I just decided to register and I got in, I guess, I got a confirmation email.

  • melissa says:

    October 28, 2010 at 8:34 AM -

    anna, if you decide to still go for it and need a pairs partner, i’m your girl.

  • Brian says:

    October 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM -

    Melissa, having BEEN her partner… i would advise you reconsider. :)

  • Jake says:

    October 28, 2010 at 9:46 AM -

    on the waiting list

  • Alia says:

    October 28, 2010 at 9:58 AM -

    Yay! I should have waited 20 min for the email that said I’ve been wait listed. I’m going to sacrifice a small woodland animal and start going to church to get us all in the competition.

  • Xuan says:

    October 28, 2010 at 10:18 AM -

    Depending on your objective I think Bad Beer Pong Play = Good for Beer Pong Player

  • melissa says:

    October 28, 2010 at 10:20 AM -

    ha ha ha, brian! the good news is that, while i can only lift 1/156th my weight at the gym, i am more than sure i can carry any team at a beer pong table. you just gotta know your strengths. i am still in, anna. :)

    1. Marcus says:

      October 28, 2010 at 1:25 PM -

      Here’s another event that may appeal to some: http://gladiatorrocknrun.com/

  • Anna says:

    October 28, 2010 at 1:43 PM -

    $30 — ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DINNER FOR 2 AT BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
    http://www.travelzoo.com/l/70577319-908583/
    Source: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

    1. ruth says:

      October 28, 2010 at 3:43 PM -

      Mmmmm. Brazilian Steakhouse… They’ll retract that once we get Sean there so y’all better go before we do!!!

  • Holley says:

    October 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM -

    That gladiator 5K looks awesome!!! Who’s in???

  • Jake says:

    October 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM -

    I think Im in for the 5k if I dont make the cut for NLP

  • Nick says:

    October 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM -

    I’m in for the 5K if I don’t make the NLP!

  • Michael H says:

    October 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM -

    Let’s do an after WOD field trip to the Brazilian Steakhouse.

    Unfortunately I have a test on the 4th so I can’t do either :)

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