Published July 25, 2014

I do not know about other people, but I can count on one hand the times I have experienced an event in my life that I know changed me as a person for the better. A few would be meeting Beth for the first time, marrying Beth, the birth of my children and another is joining Oceanside CrossFit Family.

I started OCF on June 5, 2010, it was a Saturday and the WOD was Fight Gone Bad. Laura you partnered me up with Frank, which was the best decision because he explained how the WOD wenT and how to pace myself since it was my first time in the box. My score was 170, which seemed like a great score at the time until I saw other scores on the board. Once I regained consciousness, I was introduced to Danny and some of his words of wisdom. I then told Laura I was going to sign up for a year.

I am far from a L4 athlete as of now but here is a list of things I am since walking into OCF (my second home):

  • I am a better role model for my children
  • I am a better husband
  • I am healthier both physically and mentally
  • I am connected with people who are absolutely positive
  • I am able to tell my friends Happy Hour is at OCF
  • I am able to do dead hang pull ups for the first time in my 38 years of life
  • I am able to run a sub 7 minute mile
  • I am able to deadlift 301 lbs
  • I am able to do pistol squats
  • I am able to RX most L2 WOD’s

Of course there are more accomplishments I could list but this letter is to highlight how both of you have a gift of creating a close knit family at OCF. All of the things in the above list would not be there if the caring family component was not at OCF. This includes providing highly qualified trainers to all of us.

There are 2 automatic withdrawals from my checking account each month that I never mind seeing, my giving to my church and my OCF payment, which goes to show how much both of you touch my life and everyone else’s at OCF.

I hope both of you take a minute after reading this to bow you heads and thank the Lord for making you, who you are because I know I do.

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