A great big welcome to Jacob as the newest addition to our Blue Valley CrossFit coaching staff and family! Jacob comes to us with extensive experience in gymnastic, tumbling and cheer both as a coach and as a competitor, as well as in the discipline of Olympic weightlifting. He has been a Level 1 coach for the past 2 years. Make sure to introduce yourself to him several times as he has a lot of names to learn.
BEWARE: COMMUNITY AHEAD
Remember when we were kids and our friendships and family were all that mattered. Yeah we had school and other family obligations, but they paled in comparison to the excitement over time spent with those 2 or 3 people. These friends you could count on for anything. They would listen to you air your anger over your brother or sister. They stood by you when a bully was picking on you. They were the one person you knew you could tell anything to and they were not going to judge you.
Now, don't get me wrong, I realize that life was simpler back then. Life today offers so many distractions; Sporting events, PTO, work, time with family, and the list goes on and on. But what if I told you there was a place you could find those friendships, friends that you don't have to agree with everything they do or say. The thing is, we are all missing a valuable aspect to the life we have been given. Community. Relationships. Deep friendships. Websters has many definitions of friendship, but my favorite is: an ally in a fight or cause; supporter. Let's get real. We all need a supporter, because life sometimes feels like a fight.
Three months ago we moved ourselves a couple of blocks south. Not a long move, but a nuisance none the less. We asked our church small group and CrossFit friends for help. It was humbling how many people showed up to clean, pack, and move. These people are willing to stop everything in their busy lives and help us in our time of need. I have no doubt that it was not just my need and me personally. They would have done it for any of their CrossFit brothers or sisters.
Yes CrossFit is hard, and yes the results are real. But, as much as CrossFit has given me in health and fitness it has made me rich in other ways. Rich in friendship. Rich in community. Rich in love. By Laura Roberts (Hal's better 1/2)