At the risk of overkill, I wanted to thank everyone at CF one more time for helping me make Saturday as memorable and special for Melissa as possible. When I thought of the idea, I was initially apprehensive as I didn’t want to appear like I was seeking out attention. However, it seemed to make sense if I could pull it off, as Melissa and I met at CF Southie and have developed a great circle of friends who we hang out with outside of the box. After talking to multiple people, we all agreed it was the right idea.
What I wasn’t prepared for, was the overwhelming amount of genuine enthusiasm from the entire community. Our friends were incredibly eager to help plan and contribute to the event, however they went above and beyond. They rescheduled plans and some showed up even though they couldn’t work out. Most importantly, they helped me keep a secret for an entire week.
The coaches were nothing short of incredible, starting with making the WOD proposal friendly. Christina and Haley made sure the morning ran smoothly, distracting Melissa so we could smuggle in ciders and cupcakes, taking pictures, and even reminding me mid-class to pick a song for the big event. Chuck rescheduled his trip to the Cape, so he could take pictures on his day off. His Facebook post with captioned photos captured the entire event perfectly. Lastly, Andrea coached a great class and kept track of our rounds to make sure the entire class would be back in time.
I also wasn’t prepared for the final moments, when I finished my run the entire group started yelling as we waited for Melissa. Its not on the videos that I’ve seen, but a few seconds before Melissa made it back, I turned to everyone and said “you guys are the freaking best” and I really meant it.
There aren’t many places where something like this is possible, we’re fortunate to be a part of one where it is. Crossfit is about a lot of things including physical development and overcoming mental challenges. However, most of all its about the people, and ours kick ass.
Tom and Melissa
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-Between sets complete 10 lateral steps in each direction with thera-band
Toes to Bar
Kettlebell Swings (2,1.5)
Level 2 (1.5,1)
Level 1 (1,0.75)
Conditioning Class – WOD:
In 3 minute, complete:
400m Run + AMRAP Burpees
Rest 1 minute
Conditioning Class – Core:
10 GHD Sit Ups
10 Back Extensions
*ADV: add weight
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