Farewell Daniel

This time I mean it, THIS is the final farewell of the summer of 17′ PCS season.  Daniel will be returning to his family in Hawaii this month.  Daniel has not been with us long but his improvements have been fast and furious.  Daniel came to us as an avid, I mean AVID runner.  If he is not with us in the gym he is running a Spartan Race or with the Seoul Flyers running around Seoul or meal prepping and making us all envious of his culinary skills.

 

There was no question when Daniel showed up that he was fit and FAST but would CrossFit be able to improve his running or his PT scores?  Of course, we knew the answer was yes but I don’t think he was so sure until he blew his PT test out of the freaking water!  If 300 is a perfect score I think he would have score 337, literally (and yes, I am using that word right)!  With all of that go, go go, some coaches wondered if he would be able to slow down enough to control the barbell.  To our surprise, Daniel could move the barbell pretty well!  He may have some tight hips from alllll of that running, but he would still beat every single one of us in a race.  Every new skill we introduced he attacked with the same intensity as his next race.  When most people see handstand push ups for the first time they question whether or not they can even hold a handstand, not Daniel!  He was happy to kick right up against the wall and give it a shot!

What we will miss most about him is his genuine enthusiasm for life. If you are celebrating a birthday, promotion, fitness milestone, ANYTHING Daniel wants that celebration to be as special as it can be while on a foreign peninsula far away from family.   He’s the first to RSVP to an event outside the gym, the 1st to sign up for someone else’s non-CrossFit related function to show support and the 1st to eat 27 donuts if that’s what you want on your 27th birthday!  We know your family will be excited to have you back and that you are eagerly waiting to return to Hawaii but we here at Fight Tonight will surely have a hard time replacing the energy void that will be left by your absence.

 

Keep training, work on that mobility, run hard, run fast.  Aloha

4 rounds of Tabata Sit-up
Rest 30 seconds
4 Rounds of Tabata Leg lifts
Rest 30 seconds
4 Rounds of Tabata Hollow Hold

Daniel’s Farewell WOD
1,000M Run
3 rounds of
20 KBS 53/35
10 OHS 75/55
20 DU’s
Then 1,000M Run

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