Thursday 141127

Partner “Holleyman”
40 Rounds for time:
5 Wallballs
3 Strict handstand push-ups
1 Power clean, 225#(155#)
*One partner works at a time. Partner will complete a full round and then switch.

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Aaron N. Holleyman, 27, of Glasgow, Montana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was killed on August 30, 2004, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Khutayiah, Iraq. He is survived by his daughters Shelby and Erin, son Zachary, parents Ross and Glenda, and siblings Kelly and Daniel.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Aaron N. Holleyman, 27, of Glasgow, Montana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was killed on August 30, 2004, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Khutayiah, Iraq. He is survived by his daughters Shelby and Erin, son Zachary, parents Ross and Glenda, and siblings Kelly and Daniel.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, 

Since I have been at Verve as a full time employee I have been in charge of the Thursday post. Which means I get every Thanksgiving blog. What better way for me to look back from year to year and think about all the changes in my life, good and bad, and express what I am thankful for. I was concerned it might turn out to be a duplicate post from last year but it turns out this year has thrown some curve balls and I am not thankful for all the same things. 

Let me first and foremost say I am truly grateful for where I live. My home, my neighborhood, my city, my state, and my country. I am grateful for all the men and women who serve and protect where I live, the Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, and all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Everyday I get to wake up, take a shower, drive to work, do my job, and return back home to my family because of these people. Many of these fine men and women will be away from their loved ones doing their jobs while we celebrate the holiday. . . Happy Thanksgiving to you, thank you, and stay safe. 

This year I am thankful for the faith and trust Matt Chan, Cherie Chan, Joylyn Godinez, and Mas Godinez had in me and Eric to take over as owners of Verve. I am living a dream I never had for myself because I never imagined this was something I could do. It took the perspective of outsiders to tell me I was capable of this and more. 

I am thankful for my work husband Eric Clancy for taking on this big challenge of being business owners with me. I truly don’t think I would have said yes to it without him. He is a wee bit gruff and rough around the edges, he has the credit card and always makes me ask to use it, he constantly gives me a hard time about not pulling my own weight around here, but seriously, the best partner to have. And I totally pull my own weight. 

I am thankful for my massage therapist Jason Thompson of MyaTherapy. Kind of a shameless plug, but he is the best at what he does. He keeps my muscles and joints healthy, and he relaxes my mind after I deal with Clancy all day. 

I am thankful for the many members of Verve for their support and patience during this time of transition. Change is hard but you all have welcomed one of Verve’s biggest changes with words of encouragement and a good sense of humor as we sometimes stumble. 

I am thankful for those defeating, soul sucking, hard days. They have been providing the greatest learning lessons for me. 

I am thankful the unbreakable spirits of those I am surrounded by in the CrossFit community. Watching the example they lead by, I’ve learned it’s not about what I can’t do but what I can.

I’m thankful for my little buddy Lucas. I was thankful for him last year too. Pretty sure I’m gonna be thankful for that furry butt, knuckle head everyday of my life. He’s my kid, I have just as many pictures on FB and Instagram as any other parent to prove it.

I am thankful for the container store and their 1 oz travel bottle section. Now it’s all carry on all the time. 

I am thankful that the great state of Florida is apparently immune to any form of arctic tundra like weather patterns at all times of the year. I’m hoping after a nice visit in the month of December I may come back a slightly less pale shade of white. 

And, again, just like last year, I am thankful for a Verve member that I feel I can very consistently count on to read and comment on every blog. It’s always nice to know someone is listening. Thanks James “O.G.” Whitmire, even if I’m pretty sure half the time you don’t know what you are talking about. :) 

Sharing is caring, let us know what you are thankful. I hope you all have a very wonderful Thanksgiving and that it will be spent surrounded by those who are the most important to you.

Sincerely,

Courtney

*Don’t forget to sign up for any of the CrossFit Lodo classes you want to attend this weekend while we are closed. Sign up sheet is on the front counter. 

*Start getting pumped for “No Band” December. That’s right, we’re bringing kipping back. . . . without any bands.

Comments

  1. James (OG) :

    I’m thankful you think it’s only half the time.

  2. Stef B :

    Haha. Oh snap. James O.G…. She called you out! You guys are fun. Miss your faces! Happy Thanksgiving!

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