Just a shade under a decade, alright…
Well, in effort to catch you up on my current status, here is the abridged version:
- I successfully opened CrossFit San Mateo in February of 2010. Always a work in progress (check out the title of the blog) but a culmination of where/how I want to bring true strength and conditioning back into the hearts and minds of all people; young, old, fit and unfit. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful job coaching and training with a such a wonderful group of people. Big things are on the horizon for CFSM!
- I competed last year as an open athlete (brief stint with NYAC). It was my comeback year after taking 2009 off from competing on the track. I trained myself and learned a lot in the process…mostly that even the best coaches have coaches!
- I’m currently back with Frank Gagliano, a man very near and dear to my heart. Many of his athletes, past and present, would tell you the same. When considering my options, Gags was the only coach who knew me best and I knew would give me Olympic caliber training while taking care of my best interests. ‘Nuff said!
Training has been going very well. I’m looking forward to updating the blog daily and providing insight into elite level track and field training coupled with CrossFit methods.
This morning was a 1.5mile recovery swim in the Bay. 56 degrees and no wet-suit! I’ve been practicing taking cold-showers when I haven’t been able to go surfing, something I found leaves me feeling rejuvenated for the week. I call it my “reset button”. As it turns out, there’s actually health benefits to cold showers. Check it out here.