We competed, we laughed until we cried (or at least I did... turns out you have to be careful with how you use Olympic weightlifting terms in public - sometimes they can sound incredibly inappropriate), we cheered each other on until our voices cracked and we sincerely celebrated each teams victories. We were the definition of community.
We were a community that won champion of champions, first place, and third place. Most importantly? We were a community that had one heck of a fantastic day together.
Look at that - we're so strong. I don't often have days I wish I could do over and over and over and over again - but I would do this day fifty times over if I could. The races were awesome, both boats were so synchronized - each person giving their all, no one person carrying the weight of the team.
Oh, and in between we laughed - oh did we ever laugh. I am convinced some of my new found Crossfit friends are the most hilarious people on the planet. Case in point? Observe...
In between we also frolicked... some people are very talented in the art of the frolic...
It's okay though, you don't have to be able to toe-touch to CrossFit... though I think that's probably what a lot of people watching thought. I just thought to myself... that's awesome.
So not only did we frolic, we also had a pretty sweet finish against the Pirates... anybody who has known me for the past year probably knows I've chomping at the bit to take on the Pirates again. Here's what happened - photo finish...
ARRRRRRRR!!! That be ARRRR boat out in front :). Seriously though, thanks to everyone from FMG for your hard work during the day - it's sure appreciated!
Lastly, after the laughter, the frolicking, and the epic photo finishes - we managed to take home some pretty sweet trophies as a team. (Also, I'd like to just make a shout-out to Brio for getting into the final heat, you guys did so awesome! Can't wait to see you back next year!)
I can't tell which one is Claire/Chad and which is Christianne/Tyler... but it was a dynamic battle of epic proportions.
So basically, what I'm trying to say is... Saturday was awesome and what made it awesome had everything to do with who I spent it with. On top of all the hilarity, I also really enjoyed the time we had to sit and visit. I was able to meet some new girls to the gym during the afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with them. I wish they would have come out to the after party. I guess that just means I'll have to surprise super soaker them at the gym instead sometime... then it will be like they were there. Along with the new folks, I also really enjoyed getting to know the old folks (haha!) even better.
Fantastic day. Thanks for keepin' it real Synergy, love y'all!