{Sweating Dirty} VLOG: Happy Crying and the CrossFit Games.

by Katelyn Block on July 23, 2012 · 47 comments

Hi guys. So I’m kind of crazy.

In a good way. …..I think.

Above vlog includes: My lack of ability to do kettlebell swings, me figuring out how to do kettlebell swings, having an empowering moment of success from my coach, telling my coach something serious, and then telling you about it. And then crying.

So, watch it if you want to see my cry tears of joy and find out why. I totally get if you think I’m crazy pants after this, and decide to hitchhike elsewhere. What can I say, big dreams. You have to aim high to fly high. (that sounds so cliche. Let’s just say you need to DREAM BIG)

I’m going to make it happen, and I hope that you will all be there with me, encouraging me to kick my own ass every single day. This is my birthday wish for myself.

It’s time to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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Chris Donnelly July 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Crazy? Who cares what i think.. Who cares what anyone thinks… DO WORK.. Nobody can tell you otherwise… if you don’t know your capacity THEY don’t! I’m rooting for you! I’d like to be at the games too.. perhaps it’ll be on a team or if i can get my stuff together as a individual? Who knows.. GO FOR IT.

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM

You. are the best.

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Ashley July 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

love this x a million! I’ll come to the games with you (hopefully as a competitor! but I’d settle for being your cheerleader, too)!!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal July 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I only recently discovered your blog, but I already love you. You are so awesome, I can feel the motivation from you, it’s so clear and apparent, it makes me motivated too. You are so real and true, I honestly love it and I am so happy to be following your blog and your adventures and you definitely have made me wanna try CrossFit out. Maybe next year when I save up some money. You can do it though, I believe in you. I can see how much you want this and you WILL be able to do it and compete! <3 all power to you my dear!! Stay true!

PS. Your body is sickkkkk. Jealous! <3

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

YOU, my friend, are a ray of sunshine. Thank you!

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Mindy July 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Do the damn thing! I, like you, have an unexplainable passion for Crossfit and have been emotional in the past for my strengths and failures in Crossfit. I honestly feel like it has improved all aspects of my life and makes me want to just. do. good. Go hard everyday and follow your dream! You have it in you.

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Jessica @ Busy Living Healthy July 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Katelyn! I freaking love you girl!! Let those happy tears flow girl! No shame! :) You’re seriously sooo inspirational and I lovelovelove that you always dream big!! Can’t wait to see you at the Crossfit games!! :)

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness July 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Ahhh Katelyn I love this!! Not crazy at all go for your dreams!!! But take me with you to the games!! I love your enthusiasm towards CrossFit!!! I feel exactly the same and am so excited that someone else shares my excitement! Let’s keep each other accountable! So happy that you are so happy! What a sweet and honest post!

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Ariel July 23, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Did you switch over to CrossFit Rochester?! I just wonder because you mentioned Joe, who is the coach at Crossfit Rochester haha. Maybe it’s just a coincidence <—(don't think thats how you spell it haha)

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Katelyn Block July 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Yes, I did!

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Heather@For the Love of Kale July 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Girl, you are a total rockstar and you’re going to kick BOOTY at the games. Im so freaking happy for you ! Xoxo big hugs coming your way at HLS!

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

<3 <3 <3 SO MANY JUMPING HUGS

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Amanda @ Might as Well Dance July 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM

How long have you been crossfitting for?

I started last October and wasn’t too serious in the get go but I was a college athlete so it was kinda in my blood. I signed up for my first competition coming up in August.

I’m excited to follow you along your crazy journey of ripped hands, sore legs and pr’s!

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I’ve been going to a Box for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve been doing CrossFit at-home (or at-gym… ha) WODs for a few months. Addicted.

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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 23, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Awesome vlog! :) It is so awesome to see you be so passionate about something! Can’t wait to see/follow your journey towards accomplishing your goal!

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Molly July 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Freaking awesome. You ARE! Love you girl, keep it up!

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Molly July 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Damn and this Eli Young Band song came on after I watched your blog- total perfect with this line right here: “Some dreams keep on getting better, gotta keep believing if you want to know for sure.”

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

<3 <3 <3 YES.

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Courtney July 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

GET IT GIRL! I’m lovin the passion. I would love to go the games, or even regionals, but I’m scared of saying it (stupid fear of failure and self-sabotage). One day, one WOD at time. We keep getting better!

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christina July 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Awww that was awesome. And so funny at the end when you said “that was f-ing awesome.” HAHA!! LOVE YOU

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Katelyn Block July 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I am literal insanity

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Abby @ BackAtSquareZero July 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Awesome that you love it so much. Makes me want to go back to cross fit

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Do. it.

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wymberley July 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

You and me girl! Lets go! Way to get those kettlebells, I know each of us struggle with one skill or another.

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Carly@Snack Therapy July 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Just got home from my first official CrossFit class today! I totally understand your excitement and enthusiasm! It realllly gets those endorphins going. Keep it up :-).

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

YESSSS did you love it??!

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MegG July 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

OMG grunting is the only way I make it through half my WODs. I also don’t have a binder!! (that’s what my blog is for!!). Get after your goals GIRL! Supporting you all the way. Get in that gym, and GET IT. Keep posting, train SMART, and get there. Sending you big love.

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

<3 <3 <3

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile July 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM

WOOO you go girl! You got this! :)

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Cherie @ Cherie Runs This July 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

NOT crazy at all! Go for it!! :-D

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Meagan July 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM

You should totally add this to your bucket list tab! :)

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:23 PM

YES. Updating!

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Erin @ Running Tall July 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Ahhhhh you get me so pumped up to do ANYTHING! GO FOR IT!!

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Amanda @ Run Principessa July 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM

You are NOT crazy. I love how passionate and excited you are about life in general. Let’s be friends. :)

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Bess @ Bess Be Fit July 24, 2012 at 1:26 PM

YOU GOT THIS!!! Your attitude and outlook right now is ALL YOU NEED to do this. Everyday you will get better and stronger and I have no doubt you’ll be at those games. :)

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

<3 <3 <3 thank you.

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Lisa July 24, 2012 at 2:45 PM

You aren’t insane. You are passionate!
Love this whole video. I’m glad you love crossfit so much! It shows.
You will do it! It doesn’t sound crazy. You are passionate about this and you can do it.
Everybody starts somewhere. xox
P.S. the ending when you swore was the my fave ;)

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Hehe. I’ve been getting that a lot.

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Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness July 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM

GET IT GIRL!!! You TOTALLY got this!! DREAM BIG! WORK HARD! GET TO YOUR GOALS! I just love you because you’re REAL and honest!! I’ll be cheering for you!!

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Ahhhh thank you, love! You have the same amazing qualities. You are so motivational and so inspiring. Keep kickin, gorgeous girl!!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige July 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Aww, I think it’s awesome, Katelyn! A sense of accomplishment like that can feel SO damn good.

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Lea July 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Get it! Your determination is totally inspiring, I can’t wait to see you at the games!

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Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl July 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM

OMG! That is awesome girl. Pure Passion. You go kick ass. And we all be here to hold you accountable and cheer you on. Thank you for sharing this… Loved it!

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Katelyn Block July 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

;) Thanks girl.

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Lisa July 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

You rock my face!!! I’m a graphic designer too! Lets make it to the games!

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