Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Regional Shirts

I ordered just over 100 shirts for all you guys! Thank you so much for your interest in my T-shirt! I have extra Men's Small shirts for sale, but all other sizes are SOLD OUT!!

Donate to my Regionals Travel Fund:

If you were "On the List" you can pay through the Donate button above.

Thank you so much for your support!!

my feature on espnW

please check out my feature on espnW in the Journeys and Victories Section!

so pumped. huge thanks to Rebecca and Julia for sharing my story!

Monday, April 9, 2012

why "Killing in the Name" is the best Rage Against the Machine song ever.

let's start it off slowly... bass... cowbell... killing in the name of...

this song has been described as "a howling, expletive-drive tirade against the ills of American society." this description is absolutely correct.

it is an angry, thrashing riff, that takes you through pace, tone, and emotional changes. it builds. it burns.

it has the f-word repeated 17 times in the uncensored version. there are approximately 7 lines repeated over the course of the 4 minute and 4 second song.

the guttural uggh! and come on! spit the disgust of a man enraged by the injustices of society. Zack de La Rocha keeps you at the edge of unrest through the variety of his expression.

when Winchester and I saw RATM live at the LA Coliseum last summer the crowd absolutely erupted, the mass of bodies cascading and crashing against each other.

the passion of this song will change your paradigm. the multitude of expression with overwhelm your conscious thought and propel you into the fire.

... and now you do what they told ya.

I hope that you all have been following my weekly training updates on BreakingMuscle.com. It has been a pleasure to write for them and I will continue to do so through Regionals. Make sure you look here for my weekly updates on Mondays. Also check back in on Sundays and Wednesdays for updates from Michael Winchester and Travis Holley!

As we approach Regionals, I am creating a shirt for ... myself?... my supporters?... Team Gretchen? I don't really know who exactly I am making the shirts for, but they will represent me and the proceeds from their sales will support my CrossFit travels. Sponsorship spots are available on the back for $100 and the shirts will cost $20. If you are interested in sponsoring me, please email me at ingridkantola@crossfitcentral.com.

The women's design will be blue writing on yellow shirts and men's will be yellow writing on blue shirts.
Here is a sneak peek at the design. Let me know what you think!!