Congratulations to all of our athletes and supporters, for a successful Saturday at CrossFit Diesel’s 5-Ton 5K. Christy P. took first and John B. placed second (in his first CrossFit-style competition)!
Congratulations Candida M., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!
Yesterday, John B., Steve D., Alissa G., Josh M., Christy P. and Leota T. competed at CrossFit Diesel’s 5-Ton 5K challenge. For Steve, Josh and Christy, this was, at the very least, not their first time in the competitive CrossFit arena. But, for Bates, Lefty and Leota, their inauguration came in unfamiliar territory, and at an event whose parameters were not known until they arrived at the venue.
The workout included five tons of accumulated poundage from lifting cleans, front squats, deadlifts (for the women) and a shoulder-to-overhead movement, in addition to more than three miles of mixed-terrain running. There were five heats for approximately 75 competitors.
So far this year, we’ve run six weeks of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open (1, 1.2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), witnessed CP’s dramatic comeback, traveled to California for three inspirational days (1, 2, 3), run for 36 hours, and completed nine races (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). And, these say nothing of the accomplishments we witness almost daily within the friendly confines of our one-room palace, or of the more than half-dozen events left to realize before welcoming in 2012.
As I watched each of our athletes countdown in their respective heats yesterday, I couldn’t help feeling proud (and protective)—seeing their daily efforts come through doubt and nerves, to arrive at performances that represent all of us in every way we’d want them to.
I’m especially appreciative of Bates, Lefty and Leota, who challenged themselves only one week removed from running continuously for a day and a half during the Ragnar Relay Series. At every opportunity, I look forward to coaching these three athletes which, most often at 7p, is a welcome reward after a long day. Their demeanor, purpose, consistency and sense of community are unparalleled—nearly perfect. I was honored to represent them yesterday, as I am every day.