Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

***Important Announcement***
MPH will be closed on Monday, February 15 for the President’s Day holiday. We will resume a normal class schedule on Tuesday, February 16.

Congratulations to the 19 women and 23 men who participated in yesterday’s MPH Valentine’s Day Massacres.

While February 14 is typically a day of loss and suffering for guys everywhere, our boys persevered—at least over the grueling format of three maximum efforts in three-and-a-half hours. Official results can be found here.

Despite the “battle of the sexes,” the energy and spirit in the room was far from competitive. Like most days at MPH, your support for one another carried the day. Everyone cheered each other on regardless of gender, and all put forth memorable efforts. The most telling moments, if you were fortunate enough to stop and really hear them, were the thunders of cheering and clapping following each heat. It is difficult to describe, but you could read the sincerity in those approbations, and the genuine appreciation for each others’ presence and hard work. That sound—that is why we love this job, and why we are grateful to have a community of such wonderful people.

Thank you Teal B. and John S. for your coaching and assistance, again! We cannot wait for you two to play in the next event.

Finally, congratulations Jen and Sean M., for winning this year’s Best Couple Award. For beating Sean head-to-head by 10 repetitions, Jenny also wins the companion Shot Through the Heart Award. Sure, we just made all of that up, but it’s real now, so start planning for next year. Yesterday, they were a powerhouse of pink: matching outfits (we have plenty of pictures) and a healthy (we hope) dose of trash-talking. And if you are like us, you just cannot decide who wears pink better (Jen, definitely Jen).

Thank you everyone for another unforgettable day in our little corner of the city. You guys and gals gave love a bad name.

–Melody, Rebekka and John

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