just wanted to say how proud i am of you guys
everyone had PB's in different ways this weekend, on the timer, on the weights and in the head
a lot of things were overcome
copy and save this pic...it is a dedicated group of soldiers in the search for elite fitness...and on that path we've developed friendships, training partners and champions
Todd - your finishing kick on Jackie was all i needed to see about your character, it truly defines the warrior you are
Mack - your perseverance through some tough times and still having the balls to show up says a lot about you, here's to meeting in a few weeks to turn it around
Michael - not much else to say, you make me proud, i could not have a better brother (well I could i guess, but not at this moment, hehe) you are on the path to some wonderful experiences that i cannot wait to see both as a coach/older brother and competitor..lots of love
Rob S - all PB's on the weekend, and "being there" and not just being there was the key, well done, it takes a lot as we have talked about to be in the moment...big kudos!
Geoff - i love you, your continued passion although sometimes dramatic will get you where you want to go in this sport, it just may look different year to year...i know you'll continue to battle...remember that the measure of the CrossFit athlete is not in one or two weekends but many, many workouts and skills...you my friend are the champion for this...well done
James - nice hair...nice sippy cup....
Rob C - as you'd say, "some good learnings"...all in all, thank you for being a leader to this blog in numerous ways, everyone look to Rob to help in prep, he always "shows up"...others can learn from that
Sweeney - i could see in your eyes that you were "OK" with things..in my eyes and the others in this pic, you have gained HUGE respect...and coming from OPT the place, not the person, that is a large gift that you should take away from this weekend as that takes a lot of persistence...so well done, you should feel like a champ
Gord - your attitiude is infectious...things would be boring if you weren't kareeming off the fat bar and landing on your head...you have changed from a scared fighter to a true warrior...the person i want on my side in battle,, kudos
Trevor - although no participation this weekend, you were my right hand man for a tough up and down emotional battle...thank you for your patience...i will continue to help you achieve what you and i are searching for in "peace"
Lauren - i could not be more proud...only few know of your battles last year up to the games and not "getting it done as planned"...for this shows the heart of a champ...the measure of a person is how they respond to walls and obstacles...and you kicked the shit out of what was placed in your path...well done
DJ - blue jays???? ....come on!...i see a lot of me in you...and everyone should be scared...there's work to do
Grant - i'll speak on behalf of everyone at OPT and the dawgs...both you and Kathleen keep us doing the things we love to do...thank you for that...both of your passion towards this sport we love amazes us...i know you will always be there to fight..and for that as mentioned with Sweeney above deserves in my mind the awards and accolades...b/c coming out is not your style, you both battled like OPT warriors i'd want...thank you, thank you, thank you!
if someone did not make the photo and is participating, i apologize but that's all i got for energy right now...i'm wiped
OK...back at it tomorrow for 1, then off for 1,... then 3 and 1 with some sweet changes in energy system programming per 3 day cycle to get the boys prepared for May qualifiers and everyone else to serious levels of progression in this sport of fitness we love