Tuesday 6.18.13


True…Very, Very True.

Freddy Krueger
Kettlebell Swing (70,53)

Enjoy. I mean, Post Score to Comments.

All I heard was the fans of CFNE. All I saw was RED.

All I heard were the cheers from CFNE. All I saw was RED.

A Message from MDV…

Have I not walked without an upward look
Of caution under the stars that very well
Might have missed me when they shot & fell?
It was a risk I had to take – and took.

These thirty-five words of Robert Frost intrigue me. I read Frost’s Bravado as a cautionary tale about living life too carefully, too conservatively.  Without walking with your eyes gazed toward the cosmos, you will never see the shooting stars. It moves me.

On July 1st, I will join the training staff at CrossFit ReebokONE.  This is an unrivaled opportunity to grow as a professional and an athlete in the world of CrossFit. I did not take the decision to leave CrossFit New England lightly; however, this is a risk I had to take – and took.

I am extremely grateful for my time at CrossFit New England. For the past two years, I’ve lived and worked in a compassionate, supportive, and fun environment.  It was truly a privilege to work within the walls of 15 Tech Circle.  I’ve visited affiliates across the country and one thing is certain – CFNE is different.  There’s a feeling of belonging, comfort within our walls.  Our gym is filled with individuals that genuinely care about one another. In any capacity, that brand of compassion is rare.

Perhaps the greatest gift bestowed upon me by CFNE is the relationships I’ve formed with so many of my fellow New Englanders.  I cannot thank you enough for the joy you’ve given me. I am truly blessed to know each one of you.

To the members of CFNE… Thank you for your love and friendship. It was an honor and privilege to coach you. I can say without hesitation that I learned as much or more from you.  So, thank you for coaching me as well. I will miss everyone so much.

To Ben & Heather…. Thank you for setting a stellar example as parents, partners, and leaders.  You are my friends, mentors, and family, and you graciously shared your lives and your home with me.  Thank you for the awesomeness that is Maya, Jonah, and Bode.  And, of course, thank you for sharing this amazing community with all of us.

To my fellow coaches… Thank you for your constant support and pushes toward excellence. We have an unbelievable bond. You are my best friends, and I’ve learned so much about coaching and life from all of you. Thank you for all your support and guidance.

To the Turkey… Just kidding! I ate him. He was delicious.

Thank you for it all.

<3 MDV