11 February 2011

Rod’s “Sweet 16” Ladder (of doom)

15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Burpees

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 Box Jumps

For this “sweet” met-con I think the picture really is worth a thousand wordsWe would like to wish Rod Harrison, a very Happy Birthday today. Rod has been a dedicated CrossFit athlete since nearly the beginning.

One of the things I hear Rod say over and over is “CrossFit changed my life”  (as he sambas across the floor with coordinated jazz hands). The next thing he says (but I am not putting quotes around it) is that what a profound statement that is, CF has changed my life, not CF has changed my body, which surely it has…but that Cf has changed MY LIFE, the significance is far more reaching than just the body. Rod is perfect example of this!

I believe that it is actually transcendental for many people. That the constant exceeding of your own limitations and/or expectations changes a person for the better. Makes you ask more of yourself. Makes you realize when you are settling for less. Transforms and raises standards. This is where the magic lies. OH, and yes, we all get to look better naked…to boot. Love you Rod. You are, have been, and always will be a fucking inspiration(on the stage…at the gym…etc.etc.)!!!!!!!!

Comment by Heather McKearnan — February 12, 2011 @ 7:13 am

Happy Birthday Rod!!!
I remember Rods first class. We did the warmup. He turned green. We went to TuneUp and drank water until physically able to eat.
I thought, “Damn. He won’t be coming back.” How wrong I was….he never left!!
His commitment, tenacity and intellectual perseverance have astounded me since then. I admire him in and out of the school, as he is a fine, educated and thoughtful gentleman whose adept athleticism and crisp, precise form are beautiful to behold!!
He’s come from a novice student, to a fine teacher and inspiration to those that are fresh and seasoned alike.
Thank you buddy!!!
All my love!

Comment by Tait Fletcher — February 12, 2011 @ 9:23 am

Well said Tait!

Comment by Heather McKearnan — February 13, 2011 @ 3:06 am

Mobility WOD