Happy Friday 818ers! Today's blog is written by CF 818's first member, Chris Abramian, who you probably know around the gym as CA. Unfortunately, Chris will be leaving CF 818, but before that he wanted to share some thoughts with his friends and extended family at the gym. Check it out!
All good things must come to an end…
….and as such, I am announcing that, unfortunately, I will be leaving CrossFit 818 as a coach and member.
I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to say to all of you. First it started as a list of what I've achieved at the gym, I’m proud of all of them but in the grand scheme of things not that important. Then I started thinking about my favorite moments at the gym; each year at the CrossFit Total, early morning training, watching members compete in competitions and others showing up to my meets just to show support, honestly the list is too long to write. My thoughts started to drift to all the lessons I've learned at 818; what it means to truly work for something, the dedication and discipline it takes to reach your goals, how to be honest with yourself and be accountable.
I’ve come to realize that the only thing I really wanted to say was thank you. Thank you to every member, every coach, everyone who has contributed to make 818 my second home. It truly has been a pleasure and I will never forget the amazing people I’ve met, one in particular, Molly. For those of you who don’t know Molly and I first met at 818 three years ago, and we will be getting married this December.
When the gym first started their coaches development program Zareh and Armen asked each of us , “Why do you want to coach?” My answer then and still is now, that during my journey through fitness I have had the support and access to the knowledge of countless people whenever I needed it, and I wanted to give back. I wanted to be a resource to help others as a way of showing my appreciation. I would like to thank both Zareh and Armen for giving me that opportunity to give back, and thanks to all of you who let me coach you in one way or another.
I’d like to leave you all with a little advice, and no it’s not lift heavy things often (which you totally should do always) but if I could just share one thing that I learned through my time at 818 is that whatever you choose to do, whether it is in fitness, relationships, or career put some passion in it. It might sounds cliche but truly put your all into it and let it become part of you. In the end for anyone to be successful in what they do it must be part of who they are, not just something they do. CrossFit 818 will always be a part of me, and I will never forget it.
Time…3 years 10 months
Fare thee well, CA!
A. Static Funtimes
*rotate through the movements
*15 seconds on, 15 seconds rest for a total of 24 rounds (8 total rounds of each)
B. AMRAP 17:
30 snatches (75/45)
30 snatches (135/75)
30 snatches (165/100)
max snatches (210/120)
*burpees terminate with a 6" touch above reach
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