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The Slocums are WHAT?!?!

Slocums as of now.

Warm-up: 500m Row, 20 Power Swings (70/50lbs), Partner Core Drill (30 Seconds), Open T-Spine/ Foam Roll

Skill: Hang Squat Cleans (30 Minute Time Frame)
-Triplets of 70% 1RM Clean
-Try not to bring the bar to the ground during the triplet
-Release the Hook Grip and Drive the Elbows UP!

MetCon – 10 Minute AMRAP:
12 Box Jumps (24”/18”)
30 Sit-Ups
10 Overhead Squats (65/45lbs)

Crossfit’s Newest Addition!

Well, my dear friends and fellow CrossFitters, the time has come… I feel I owe an explanation to those of you who may have noticed my many “recovery” workouts, non-interest in doing CF Total, and general absence these past few weeks.  While Ben and I have been doing a lot of traveling, I’ve also been doing a very good job of avoiding working hard at the gym.  Why, you might ask?  Have I been sick?  Yes. Have I been too hungry to work out?  Yes.  Have I been sleeping through my norm workout time?  Yes. You see, I have a little not-so-paleo bun baking in my oven!  Oh yeahhh, the Slocum’s are having a babe!  I am 11.5 weeks along

[hint: this means I’m almost through my first trimester]!

Baby Slo! 11w2d

Let me tell you, it hasn’t been, and it’s not going to be easy for my competitive self to give up all of the “for time” WOD’s… as well as continuing to improve my o-lifting these next several months.  Obviously, I don’t want my Crossfit training to come to halt because of our amazing little blessing, so I have been doing tons of research on continuing a CrossFit regimen while preggo.  For those of you who plan on having a family in the future, have no fear, it’s still totally doable!

I will still be coaching everyone as usual, and am confident I will become quite the little expert on being a CrossFit mom by the end of this.  If you have any questions now [or nine months from now] for you or your “friend” please don’t hesitate to ask!

In the meantime, there is a massive debate going on as to whether Baby Slo will have blonde or red hair [for the record, strawberry blonde counts as red].  We may have to do an actual bet board for this one, but until then post your best guess to comments.

Can hardly wait until May 15, 2011!
Coach E$… or Coach Mama, whichever you prefer.

Baby Slo will like two things for sure...CrossFit and Soccer!

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:27+00:00 October 26th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|24 Comments


  1. crossfitktown October 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Just wanted to be the first to comment how pumped I am for you all! GO baby Slo! You’re going to be a genetic beast!
    -Miss J

  2. Rachel H October 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Awww!!! This is so exciting!! Congrats Erin and ben! Best parents ever for sure. Erin, my sister in law has 2 kids and has kept up crossfit almost until the end. If you have any questions for her she would love to talk to you! I am so happy for you all!!

  3. T-Pain October 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Congrats! I should’ve known. In any case, Zach and I will be happy to take the child under our wing to teach all of the civilized behaviors…

  4. KPvogel October 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    How exciting!!!! I hope you get to feeling better very soon. Little nuggets are such a blessing and bring so much joy! I know you guys will enjoy every second of it! CONGRATS!
    Kellie V.

  5. Lee October 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Congratulations Slocums!! I am so excited for you- I can’t wait to meet baby Slocum!

  6. Zeman Dirtier October 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t wait to teach Zathew the “Riddle of Steel”

  7. Callie October 27, 2010 at 5:44 am

    AWE, this is so fantastic!! I’m so friggin happy for you guys, this is going to be the luckiest (and best looking no matter what the hair color =) kid ever! Congrats!!

  8. Dave P October 27, 2010 at 7:57 am

    OUTSTANDING! I have it on good authority that post-natal recovery is MUCH faster when the hips/flexors/core are well-conditioned. You’ll be back in the gym in NO TIME! That baby better have red hair! The world needs more of us, right E$?

  9. Samantha October 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Yay! Sorry, Ben, my vote is for red. But true story, that kid will be cute.

  10. Larry October 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Absolutely Wonderful!!! Now you and Ben get to try your hand at raising a two-legged critter in addition to the four-legged critters. But I know you both will do a fantastic job at it. Congrats!!!

  11. Jeff October 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Boom! Congrats Mama!

  12. Erin October 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Aw, thanks, everyone! We are thrilled! Ben, I would like to point out that the current score is Red: 2 and Blonde: 0. Boomshacalaca.

  13. Ben October 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thanks everyone!!! We have been so excited to finally tell all of you! So when will the nursery be added on to the gym?

    E, don’t be silly….nobody is going to upset a pregnant lady to her face. All real ballots can be delivered secretly to me and will be kept in complete confidence.

  14. forrest October 27, 2010 at 11:33 am

    im going to side with ben on this one…im going blonde. i cant wait for this little guy…hes going to be doing hspus, power cleans, and deadlifts everyday

  15. Ben October 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    lets hope he/she get the hspu gene from their mother.

  16. T-Pain October 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I also vote blond. Zee germans.

  17. crossfitktown October 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Ktown eugenics program. Finally. The rest of us need to get to work so we can field a strong affiliate team come 2030.

  18. T-Pain October 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I smell new ktown eugenics t-shirts coming…

  19. forrest October 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    agree with the t-shirts…i mean the spartans had the agoge, we have cf

  20. Rachael the Diva October 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    well well well…I am SO EXCITED for the both of you!!! CONGRATS!!! I will be sure to spoil the baby as any good diva would do. You will be the greatest parents in the world! My vote for hair color is both…I can’t decide and if I vote the baby will have brown hair, so I’m voting for both. CONGRATS!

  21. Travis October 27, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats again Erin and Ben, I can’t wait for the t-shirts: “Crossfit Ktown: Forging Elite Fetuses”

  22. Rise Up October 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Congrats you guys! Baby Slo will actually be born with blonde hair but by age 13 it will turn brown. Your second child will have red hair at first then turning to strawberry blonde.

  23. Erin October 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    BEST. SAYING. EVER. I’m so going somewhere with this, Trav. Don’t worry, you’ll get at least 10% of the profit. ;c)

    @Rise Up
    Now there’s a bet if I’ve ever seen one!

  24. Ben October 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    @ RU
    You know way too much! Sounds like experience to me. However, people are unaware of the power my version of the blond gene. You see, it dominates all others and has been proven to do this over many generations.

    You are a genius, and we will be rich! Not kidding.

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