Bon Voyage

For those of you who know a little about CrossFit's history, you probably know how rooted it is with in the military services. CrossFit started as a way to not only build fitness in those who protect us, but a proven methodology that can save your life. Realizing this, police departments, first responders and nearly every branch of the military embrace CrossFit as their way to do fitness. Knowing this, a young man by the name of Aaron Rodriguez strolled into TSAC on day on the recommendation of a member. Aaron came in to take his already high level of fitness to new levels - he knew that in order to pass the up-coming challenge he would need to do everything he could.

I'll never forget the his first WOD, he completed it and asked Clint if they could do "The Fran" he had heard so much about. I cannot tell you how lucky I am to have witnessed this - as it was this workout that earned him his title "Crazy Aaron". During this final round of Fran he started yelling out "Fran, Fran, Fran" after nearly every rep. It was this unique quality that we all realized he was special (like needs a helmet special).

Aaron walked in already knowing a great deal of the movements and standards that CrossFit had to offer. To no surprise he was already "Fit". The movements he didn't know he proceeded to pick up his first week. His second day he learned to kip, then proceeded to learn to butterfly. After that he did a muscle up his first attempt, it was plain to see that this guy was an athlete.

What I didn't know until later is that Aaron would only be with us temporarily. He was set to ship out and join the Navy Seal Training Program in August. Aaron continued along - WODing and grunting - moaning his way through just about every WOD, until before you knew it he got a call from his recruiting office. Due to his amazing fitness level and readiness for duty - the Navy offered to ship him out early.

This brings us to today... And finally the purpose of this post. To wish Aaron the best of luck and also thank him for his bravery. He is putting himself through one of the hardest training programs in the world and doing it voluntarily. We will miss you while your gone but know that you will be back soon to show off those amazing animal print shirts and grunts of exhaustion. Take care and Bon Voyage from all of TSAC!

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Today is a Tribute to Aaron - a pairing of his favorite and his least favorite movements...

A. Snatch 1-1-1

B. For Time:

20 DB Man Makers (40/20)
30 Pistols
40 Wallballs (20/14)
1 Mile Run

(20 min cut off)

*we will be using a new 400m - see coach for details.


18 Comments
  1. May 15, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    andy

    krarron

  2. May 15, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    steven

    best of luck MANG! see you when you transfer to SD! <3

  3. May 15, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    Richard C.

    I wonder which one is his least favorite. I always see him doing at least one of those movements just for the heck of it. Good luck bro!

  4. May 15, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Mathew

    Rich Ill give you a hint - It rhymes with Smalldall

  5. May 15, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Taline

    I'm so sad :( don't ignore my sadness Ali...

  6. May 15, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    $arah

    Cool, can I have your shirts?

  7. May 15, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    OG Jon

    Good luck in basic dude!

  8. May 15, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Christine

    Goodluck Aaron!

  9. May 15, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    Xena

    Best of luck Aaron, I'll miss you and your amazing T-Shirts!

  10. May 15, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Wags

    Go get'em Tiger! It's gonna be scary to the see the beast that returns!L

  11. May 15, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    Aaron S.

    Out of respect for you, I will continue to allow people to refer to me as "Black Aaron".......only on the white board....and only for like another week.

  12. May 15, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    Robin

    Have fun Crazy Aaron! I think you will enjoy!

    Black Aaron, you were cool chilling until Crazy A came along. Lol. But now you can just be Aaron again. We need a more suitable nickname for you. Hmm?

  13. May 15, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Ross-O

    Aaron,

    I've logged 47 visits to TSAC over the last 3 months and I don't think I've ever NOT seen you there! I appreciate all of the encouragement and will miss your positive attitude. The box won't be the same without you. I look forward to updates once you get back online. I know you're going to kick ass!

    Thank you for your service!

    Ross

  14. May 16, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Adrienne F.

    I love that cat t-shirt!!

  15. May 16, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    Patty S.

    GOOD LUCK Aaron!!! I'll miss seeing you around TSAC!!! Glad you made it to the bowling alley Friday night and we got to hangout a bit!! Take care and see you when you get back :)

  16. May 16, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Jason Carver

    Good luck!

  17. May 16, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Alejandra

    Good luck Aaron!
    oh ya and Taline, youre weird!

  18. May 16, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Julie h.

    Soo many darn hits today I'll join too. Good luck out there and safe return. Haha. Freaken wall balls.

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