Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

That’s great, Joe P. Nice.
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Today marks our one-month anniversary. Each day, your hard work, kind words and support—for both us and each other—keep our community healthy and strong, and push us to be better coaches, better hosts and better people. Since we opened, new athletes Teal B., Fernanda G., Stuart H., Katie H., Rob K., Samir M., Susan M., Sean M., Alex M., Josh O., Lee P. and Ravi S. have added so much to our experience and community. Dave R. and Josh M. (from…nearby) have been great support and even better friends, especially during the midday lull. We are honored to have each and every one of you on the MPH team.

As we continue to reach these milestones, it gets increasingly difficult to quantify—or even articulate—what the presence and contributions of Melody and Rebekka mean to MPH. A little more than two months ago, this project took off, and we never looked back. Without hesitation, Melody and Rebekka began logging 80-hour work weeks. They demolished the space, cleaned it, painted it, cleaned it again, hauled equipment, measured and cut rubber matting, cleaned the space again, set up MINDBODY, edited the website, designed t-shirts, created our business cards, and much, much more. Still, this says nothing of their daily support and coaching of you, our athletes. Today, though we are more settled than ever, the long days and hard work continue. And frankly, they could not care less—they love MPH, they love you, their athletes, and they definitely love coaching and watching you grow as CrossFit-ters.

They built this facility and continue to enrich our community with a little blood, a lot of sweat and yes, even a few tears. Without them, none of this would be possible. Not at all. Not even close. For this, and at the risk of signing-off with my ego, I am eternally grateful. Thank you, Mel and Rebekka. You two mean the world to me and MPH.

Thank you again everyone, for making every day a new and exciting experience, for working so hard and for supporting each other so much. As we turn this corner and look forward to the coming days, remember two things: do whatever it takes, and be good to each other. Happy anniversary, gang.

–John

for time:
2000m row

Compare results to February 23, 2009.