Jul 18th, 2015
Reminder: The Endurance Class takes place Sunday’s at 9:00am & Thursday at 6:00pm starting at Crossfit Southie. This membership does NOT count toward your membership. The coaches and workouts are top notch and the class is a great way to become more efficient, increase your conditioning or train for an upcoming race!
December 9, 2010, a day I will never forget- the day I first stepped foot in Crossfit Southie. It was the start of yet another brutal winter here in Boston but I was looking for something to distract my mind from the cold and running in it, so I googled Crossfit gyms in the area because a friend would not stop talking about it. Crossfit Southie was closest within walking distance to where I lived at the time so I bundled up and trekked down to check it out and 5 years later Goose and Amy still haven’t been able to get rid of me!!!
That very first class I took was so packed that I had to camp out at the front next to Goose- talk about intimidating! Hands down, it was the worst workout I had ever done in my life up to that point-we’re talking gut and soul wrenching- the kind of workout that leaves you in the fetal position. The workout was “Kalsu” 100 Thrusters (135/95) and 5 burpees at the start of every minute. Thank God for the kind words, welcoming smiles, and encouragement from Goose and Amy otherwise I don’t know if I would have come back after that awful experience!
Fast forward to a year later and Goose and Ames had extended an invitation to become a part-time employee here at this amazing empire and as Crossfit Southie continued to grow and prosper my position eventually turned into full time. I feel eternally grateful to Goose and Amy for all the life skills that they have taught me and as you already know- they are some of the most amazing people I have ever met- passionate about this operation and more importantly, what it stands for. As I have learned yet again today- there is SO much power in community- especially when the people that make up that community are a step above AMAZING! Thank you again to those of you that contributed to the “tinamo stolen bike fund”. I love you all and cannot express how powerful that gesture was! I’m tearing up as I sit here thinking about the purpose of my ramblings…… so here goes.
As some of you may have heard, I have decided to spread my wings and move onto an exciting new job opportunity. I am experiencing a flood of emotions as I do not know exactly what the future holds for me. This next week will be my last full week here at CFS as a full-time employee. I can’t help but think of the Eleanor Roosevelt quote: “Do one think every day that scares you”! This opportunity is scary and exciting all at the same time but I am ready to take on the challenge! Over the past 5 years here I have met some of the most amazing people, made some lifelong friends, and maybe even met my future husband and don’t even know it yet….. jokes, jokes. From the bottom of my heart- thank you to all of you- for your kind words and gestures whether it be as simple as a smile or a hug to a long drawn out soul stirring conversation. This place will FOREVER have a piece of my heart! Some of you may be excited to see me go lol…. Hold on- I’ll still be training my butt off so don’t write me off that fast! Here’s to seeing what the future holds!!!!! Love you all! I’ll leave you with my fave quote:
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kipping Ring Dip
In 2 Minutes Complete:
Then AMRAP Deadlifts (275,185)
Rest 1 Minute
In 2 Minutes Complete:
Then AMRAP Handstand Push-ups OR Ring Dips
Rest 1 Minute
*Before the workout begins pick either the Ring Dip or the HSPU to be your focus for the workout. RX athletes should be basing this off their weakness.
Level 3- (225,155)
Level 2 (185,115)
Level 1 (135,95)