It is with a heavy heart that I write you and share that I will be transitioning out of my role as Coach at CrossFit on the Hill. Changes at work (positive + exciting ones!) will require a lot more of my time and energy, and it is important that I fully embrace these new responsibilities and opportunities. I’ve been thinking about this for weeks – and have tried to figure out a way to continue doing both – but I would never want to be in a position where I couldn’t give you (or my high schoolers) the attention, dedication, and passion that is deserved.
I have loved my role as Coach at CrossFit on the Hill. I cannot imagine that there is another community as dynamic and loving as ours, and it has been an honor to guide and support you all in your fitness journey. But, even before that, I loved being a member/athlete. I still remember my first CrossFit class – a Saturday morning Partner WOD with Coach Javy – and it featured Wall Balls and Burpees. I left class that morning cursing whoever invented those “dumb” movements. Fast forward a year, and they became (and still are) two of my favorite things to do. It is the neat thing about what we do/what we have.
Thanks a million to everyone who supported and aided my transition from athlete to coach. Five years ago I never would have even considered taking a CrossFit class, nevermind leading one. It has been a super fun road, and one that I’m sad to step away from.
Thanks a trillion to the COTH community – past and present – for being such terrific people. I’m so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to build and foster friendships with so many of you. You all have pushed me to be a better athlete and coach, and the lessons I’ve learned about myself – through our shared fitness journeys – are invaluable.
So, while May 26th will be my last official day as Coach, I’m not swearing off exercise or moving away. I will certainly be around, and look forward to sweating it out alongside of you all. Until then, I hope to see as many of you at my May 6ams as possible! (But, please, sign up! :))