Congratulations Scott F., Tara G., Rita B., Charlotte A. and Ty C., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!
“Good movement is obvious to everyone. There is no interpretation about it. It’s good from across the room, it’s good standing right up close.”
—Chuck Carswell (from Pat Sherwood)
Movement standards have been a cornerstone of our program since day one, while the lesson has evolved. Read our post from September 28, 2009, two months after we opened our doors, and study your commitment to accuracy, equity and integrity.
Also from Pat Sherwood: “This is a little known fact. If you take the bread off anything from McDonald’s, it then becomes Paleo. That’s how I live my life.”
while we are discussing paleo treats, may i suggest this for our next puh-lay-oh-p-luck (no bun/cheese of course):
“what up, meat puck?”
As members of MPH we are fortunate witnesses of Christy’s intrepid will and enduring spirit, fueling her unbounded fitness. But two weekends prior at the Home Depot Center in California my admiration for Christy still managed to reach new heights.
Crossfit, as a competitive sport, remains in its infancy stage. But in five short years, the Games have morphed from a small, anonymous gathering at a dusty ranch in Aromas, to a corporate sponsored event with a total purse of over half a million dollars. With its accelerated growth Crossfit is entering the mainstream, broadening its scope to include new movements and attract millions of athletes in search of the world’s fittest.
This is what makes Christy’s performance so exceptional.
I have never swam competitively; I have never pushed a prowler; I have not thrown a softball or climbed a rope in about five years; and I haven’t swung from monkey bars since grade school. But here‘s the kicker: I’ve never had to compete in untrained events…against elite athletes…in front of thousands watching in person…and hundreds of thousands watching around the world.
Christy’s sixth place performance at the beach, passing multiple women on the final mile run was inspiring. Watching her push a 250 pound prowler like it was a shopping cart was – literally – jaw dropping. But I was most impressed by Christy’s courage. Her courage to compete and be judged in the unknown and unknowable.
Well said Dave. You were (are) amazing, as always, CP.
And for the record, Dave, you possess it too.
If I was able to gather 1/100 of yours & Cp’s courage, I’m pretty sure I’d be a different man in mind & body.