Over three years, that is how long I have been a member (yes, not always an active member, but that's neither here nor there) of CrossFit TNT. Instead of addressing the obvious, which is of course, how did it take you all so long to recognize my amazing athleticism and all around vital presence at TNT? I've decided to rise above and just let everyone know how thankful and honored I am to be chosen March's Athlete of the Month!
Most of you probably know me as the bald guy laying on the floor gasping for breath as your getting ready for your class to start. I may almost always be the the last one to finish, but I promise, I don't have much left in me when I do.
Growing up I was pretty average. I was always active in sports; baseball, football, hockey, etc.Being in shape was never an issue for me. Out of high school I joined the Navy which helped me keep up on my fitness.
It wasn't until my early thirty's that I slowly began to realize that I wasn't in as good of shape as I should have been. I heard about CrossFit from a friend (February 2012's Athlete of the Month Dave Sullivan).After my first foundations class I was hooked. Unable to move, but hooked!
CrossFit is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me, its my chance to burn off (hopefully) most of the calories I ingest on a daily basis, helping me maintain my "Greek God physique".
Its my chance to become stronger, be able to lift whatever I want, run for as long as possible, and now to be able to keep up with my one year old daughter and her endless energy! CrossFit is constantly showing me things that I need to improve on. Endurance, flexibility, etc, etc..(did I mention endurance and flexibility).
There are so many coaches that have all played some kind of role in my progress and achievements. A huge thank you goes out to all of them! And most importantly, Rochelle. She gets her very own special thank you.
A thank you for not everything that she does, but what she doesn't do. Namely, the cheering and rooting me on when I'm the last one finishing a WOD. It took a year or two but she FINALLY recognized just how much I loathe that. She went from bouncing around me like a pesky flea to completely ignoring me and I love her for it!
March's Athlete of the Month