A classmate, teammate, student, friend, inspiration and overall wonderful person. That is Annita to me. Annita joined us in May, 9 years ago. If my memory serves me right I think I we used to attend 7am class together. It was always fun training with Annita as we pushed each other in ways we both needed. I had the opportunity to get to know her even better as we trained for the CrossFit Games in 2011. There are so many wonderful memories that I have, from practicing carrying each other in the hallways of the hotel as we prepped for the “Sand bag event”, to wearing innovate headbands as tube tops and training at Hacklemans gym. All of it was fun, hard and so very memorable.
It’s been a long journey for Annita in which she has been slowly growing. I remember a while back when she said she wanted to be a Police officer, I thought that is exciting, but had no idea how long of a process it would be. And I learned just how commited she was to making that dream a reality. This gave Annita true purpose, in which she has been diligent with weekly check ins and putting in the the work. She has tackled and is still working on the physical and mental of it all. She never asks for recognition, but she does ask for support and coaching. And I and the team were honored to do that for her as we all found value in it. We did what we could in these wall, and asked for outside help when needed. Annita is now more confident and empowered than when she came in here 9 years ago.. She represent true growth.
The next step for Annita is following that dream as she will be moving to San Diego to pursue her career as a police officer. Next Friday we will say our farewell to her with a workout in her honor. All classes will do some of what Annita loves and is good and and some of what she dislikes. Because, that’s what life is about. You push even when its hard and be persistent. That is Annita…. Persisitant. Celebrate by showing up on Friday and give her a little love, she’ll likely attend the 4:30 or 5:30 class next Friday, May 24, so you can say goodbye in person.
Annita you have left a legacy! Thank you and you will be missed!
A) Agility Ladder
B) 5 rounds
2 Turkish Get Ups (Left + Right)
12 DB Push Press
10 Tuck jumps
– Rest :30sec –
C) Back Squats
1 x 20