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Old 07-28-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
Laura Meredith
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CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share with you my blog!

I started it as a visual record of my journey to become a Sheriff's Deputy. In an effort to keep myself motivated I've been posting all of the WODS I've ever done and progress report pictures.

So far so good! I've been doing it for about 3 months and I love every minute of it! Everyone who does CrossFit is so awesome. Doesn't it seem like we all have a certain personality type?

I was by no means in shape when I started, but I can definitely say now that I'm in the best shape of my life (only to get better!)

Thanks for taking a minute to check it out. I'd love to hear your feedback!

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

Congratulations, Laura. You've been working so hard over the past 3 months. It's really exciting to see how much progress you've made. With your pluckiness and Kris Clever's mad coaching skills- I can feel a pull-up coming soon.

Keep up the good work. You make a brother proud.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

For the record:

http://www.iwillproveit.blogspot.com is (WFS)

Thanks!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

I like your blog, you just make it into my feed reader!
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Thanks Amy! I so appreciate that!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

Hi Laura,

I have been a Deputy Sheriff in WV for the past 11 years. I want to wish you luck on your quest to becoming a Deputy. Just make sure you keep up with Crossfit and fitness in general after the academy. So many officers get in great shape prior to the academy then after graduation it goes down hill and next thing you know they have the infamous "cruiser belly" lol.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:19 AM   #7
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

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Hi Laura,

I have been a Deputy Sheriff in WV for the past 11 years. I want to wish you luck on your quest to becoming a Deputy. Just make sure you keep up with Crossfit and fitness in general after the academy. So many officers get in great shape prior to the academy then after graduation it goes down hill and next thing you know they have the infamous "cruiser belly" lol.
Gosh no kidding. Don't be putting yourself at IHOP every morning after briefing. The ones who do that gain a good 20-30lbs after the first 2 years.

Any sheriffs or police in here know exactly what I'm talking about
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:36 AM   #8
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Gosh no kidding. Don't be putting yourself at IHOP every morning after briefing. The ones who do that gain a good 20-30lbs after the first 2 years.

Any sheriffs or police in here know exactly what I'm talking about
I actually know exactly what you guys are talking about lol. That will not be me though! I'm so addicted to crossfit I really can't imagine a life with out it- isnt that sick?... In a good way
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

Laura -

I've embarked on a similar journey, hopefully ending up with a position with Maryland State Police or Howard County by the end of the year.

I wish you well on your project!

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Old 08-03-2009, 03:36 AM   #10
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Re: CrossFit for Duty! Getting in shape for the Sheriff's Dept!

Nice job and keep at it.

I had some teenagers get locked out of their house and their mom was asleep (deep deep deep sleep) inside. I spied an open second floor window.

"We already tried that" they said as I shimmied up a drain pipe high enough to grab a roof ledge. Pffft... teenagers.. I'll show them. A quick grab onto the ledge and a muscle up later and I'm in thru that open window.

"Functional Fitness" they call it, I agree.

Good luck in your law enforcement endeavors, it's a K-A job.
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