The value of others…

South Texas Sectional, Workout 2

“Mabry Medley”

3 Rounds of (12 minute cap):

Males

4 Handstand Push-ups

8 Ground to Overhead (135 lbs)

12 Burpees

Females

2 Handstand Push-ups

6 Ground to Overhead (95 lbs)

10 Burpees

Score = Elapsed Time

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I recently had the privilege of staying in Santa Barbara with Traver Boehm and Eric Malzone, owners and trainers of CrossFit Pacific Coast.  After boards, my mind had lost all ability to concentrate so the purpose of the trip was shameless relaxation and sloth.  But chief among the many highlights of the visit was a ‘power lunch’ where Traver, Erick, myself, Bill Huffman and Colin Jenkins of CrossFit Ventura, and Nick Conn of CrossFit Goodland, sat around and shot the shit for a few hours. 

About midway through we realized each of us were either affiliate owners or head trainers, but we had been openly and willingly exchanging ideas, hiding nothing, and in a spirit of comaraderie impossible to find if it were any other lunch with seemingly antagonistic and competing interests.  Such is the value of others, that no CrossFitting athlete is a stranger to this immediate, trusting friendship and nearly instant open exchange.  I’m continually amazed and grateful for this, that this kind of thing even extists, and that CF seems to favor certain traits in people.  Indeed, this bond plays no small part in allowing me to finish school and slide right into the job of a lifetime, my dream job, a full time trainer and athlete!  A quote on Traver and Ericks fridge struck me as just the type:   

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…” – Jack Kerouac

Thank you all for making it possible.

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