Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Last Rep

That’s me and Ike, the best training partner ever,
although his squat form sucks and he bitches
every time we have to do burpees.

Hi Lauren.

With this post I will finish my workout:

Complete as many rounds in 30 days as you can of:
Write an engaging blog entry
Take a cool photo

I did 30 rounds, which is a P.R. It was a tough go, and like all CrossFit wods it wore me out and made me sweat and made me sore – but it made me better too. I think I accomplished a lot with this workout (except the getting the job part):

• I demonstrated an ability to write, communicate and entertain
• I expressed my passion for CrossFit
• I demonstrated a good working knowledge of the CrossFit fitness model
• I showed initiative, drive and perseverance
• I got you to send me a shirt
• I got on CrossFit Radio
• But sadly, I ruined my chances of ever getting on American Idol

Sure, I’m disappointed I didn’t get the job, but I trust you made the best decision. Maybe there will be another job at CrossFit that I’d be well suited for, if so, I'll start blogging for it. I owe you and Coach Glassman and everyone involved with CrossFit a huge debt of gratitude – you’ve changed my life for the better, and if I can ever do anything to help out, let me know.

I’ll still keep writing and blogging and taking photos of my CrossFit experience, just not every day and without the overlay of trying to get a job. Stay tuned for the fun!

One final piece of unfinished business: The last verse of my Beverly Hillbillies song.

Well now’s the time to realize I’m not gonna get this job.
But that’s OK I had some fun a writin' on this blog.
You’re all invited back again to this locality.
To have a heaping helping of my CrossFit modality.
Burpees and squats. Sweat a lot. Work real hard.


  1. Nicely done my friend. Nicely done.

  2. I've looked forward to reading your daily entries! Sad to see they won't be coming as often in the future but glad to see you will continue.

  3. Awesome work. Sorry you didn't get the gig but it was truly awesome to watch your idea wheel spin.