Happy Eating to everyone attending The 6th Paleo Challenge Rest Day Dinner tonight at Casa Zellner!
Congratulations to Martina O. on completing in the Empire State Building Run
Martina O finished the 2012 Empire State Building run in 25:34. That’s a total of 86 flights and 1,576 steps. Congratulations Martina!
Like Books? Join the Book Club!
We all know CrossFitters love their acronyms, so we thought it was about time to throw another one in the mix – BOM (Book of the Month).
A few members (Shaye L., Teddi M., Peggy J-L. and Martina O.) expressed an interest in forming a monthly book club that would be open to the CFSBK community. As a start, the group will meet monthly to discuss a pre-selected work of fiction. The first meeting will be held on Sunday, March 11th at 5:00 PM at [location TBD]. Please feel free to bring Paleo-friendly snacks to share!
The first BOM will be Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
Shteyngart (Absurdistan) presents another profane and dizzying satire, a dystopic vision of the future as convincing—and, in its way, as frightening—as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It’s also a pointedly old-fashioned May-December love story, complete with references to Chekhov and Tolstoy. Mired in protracted adolescence, middle-aged Lenny Abramov is obsessed with living forever (he works for an Indefinite Life Extension company), his books (an anachronism of this indeterminate future), and Eunice Park, a 20-something Korean-American. Eunice, though reluctant and often cruel, finds in Lenny a loving but needy fellow soul and a refuge from her overbearing immigrant parents. Narrating in alternate chapters—Lenny through old-fashioned diary entries, Eunice through her online correspondence—the pair reveal a funhouse-mirror version of contemporary America: terminally indebted to China, controlled by the singular Bipartisan Party (Big Brother as played by a cartoon otter in a cowboy hat), and consumed by the superficial. Shteyngart’s earnestly struggling characters—along with a flurry of running gags—keep the nightmare tour of tomorrow grounded. A rich commentary on the obsessions and catastrophes of the information age and a heartbreaker worthy of its title, this is Shteyngart’s best yet.
And the New York Times Book Review is HERE
If you are interested in selecting a fiction book for an upcoming BOM meeting, please bring your suggestions to the first meeting where we’ll pick the books for the next three meetings by random drawing. We figured it would also be helpful to have a discussion leader to keep the conversation flowing, so if your book is selected, you should also be prepared to be the discussion leader that month. All this means is that you need to attend the meeting and have a few questions prepared about your book. Easy stuff!
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