In the last six weeks so many amazing things have occurred that I am blown away by all of our members at CrossFit Sanctuary. From the very first WOD of the CrossFit Open to this weekend’s WODSTOCK Team Competition, I have seen the following:
Athletes rise to the occasion to participate in some of the most challenging WODS the OPEN has presented to us
Some of you participated in your first OPEN
Many of you PR’ing your lifts and performed way beyond what you could believe you could do
New friendships formed, old ones rekindled
The bonds within our community grow and become stronger
Our members giving support to each other inside and outside of the Box which has given ‘gym’ a new meaning.
Some tears, and out of those tears great victories
Teams pulling together to achieve absolutely amazing feats
As the OPEN ended, we engaged in what I would call the finale…”WODSTOCK” where we as a Box mobilized to coordinate, host, and compete in an epic event in which I believe gave a stage for the ‘everyday’ CrossFit athlete who has the simple desire to be fit and better. Although it wasn’t the CrossFit Games, I saw more talent, athleticism, teamwork, drive, fight and passion that will rival any Games event! Some body call ESPN and let them know…they missed it!!
Way too many thank you’s, and I know I will miss someone in the process. But I will say none of this could have been possible if:
YOU guys didn’t create teams to show the world how great our Box is
YOU guys didn’t volunteer your time to help create and construct some of the equipment we used in the events
YOU guys didn’t give up your Saturday to judge, host, move equipment, clean, set up, breakdown, drive trucks
YOU guys didn’t lend your talents and expertise (engineering, carpentry, nursing, photography, etc.)
YOU guys didn’t volunteer to make copies, run errands, feed the volunteers and the thousand other things it took to execute this event
YOU guys didn’t come out and be a great spectator
And more importantly, if YOU guys didn’t donate to such a good cause like St. Jude.
ALL of you fall in so many of these categories, and because of YOU – I say thank you!!! And I love you!!!
Congratulations to you all and a special congratulations to all our teams that made the Podium!!
Who Rock? We Rock!!
Posted on Mon, April 3, 2017
by bernie henry