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Goodbye

Good Morning! I wanted to write a little note to let everyone know that today will be my last day working at CrossFit Strong. I have truly loved spending the last 3 years, 4 months and 7 days with all of you here, and I will miss everyone more than I could ever express! From regionals in the heat of the Houston sun when Gale poured hydrogen peroxide on my raw hands to the Jimmy Buffet tailgate where Big Mike ended up hearing the angels sing down the hall in his lobster hat to the day that Charlie’s shoe lace got stuck  when he was upside down on the high rings  at the gym when I was supposed to be in charge, I have made some memories here that I will never forget!

 I want to take a second to thank you all for being a part of my life. I have a huge slide show of unforgettable moments in my mind….and a pretty good stack of  real pictures taken by Katherine and Andy and Jake throughout the years to help if I ever start to forget. I will always smile when I look at the pictures of everyone who came out to support us at regional’s the last three years…and I cant forget the picture of Malachi and I at the end of our WOD last year:). Competitions have been a big part of my time here.-whether its ACO, The Fittest Games, Regionals or the Games as spectators, I can always count on Kyle, Malachi and Shelby to be right there next to me ready to workout or watch people better than us workout!  

I’ve spent a lot of time  recently thinking about how amazing my job has been and the hundreds of WODs that were a small part of your life, but made my life what it is. I am beyond blessed to have met every person at this gym. I will always remember JeremyD and Terry waiting around to make sure I was safe locking up the gym all by myself at night and Pashun and Cabrini laughing all the way through the lunch class together and the way Natalie greets me with a huge hug every time I walk in the door. And no matter what comes next, I will always be able to picture Lisa sitting in our apartment quoting Juan Pablo to Michelle, Leah and me over and over... "Its Ok,” and know that its ok! 

 So now that I have taken a trip down memory lane, I feel like it is time to say goodbye and move on to a new adventure in my life. I cant way to see Justin and Kim and the other coaches continue to make Strong the best gym in town! I am not very good at goodbyes…I think they are very awkward and uncomfortable, so maybe this blog is my “easy way out” of that one, but I really wanted to be able to make sure everyone saw this. Whether you have been at Strong for a month or a year or three years, thank you for being part of my life! And thank you Gale and Ashley for letting me be part of your gym for the last several years. I cant wait to see where all of you end up in Opens….go kick some butt!!

See you around, 

Becca    


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  • DrewB 03/11/2014 22:25:22

    Becca, I too will miss you but I have a ton of respect for you having the guts to go out and live your life. There's no doubt you will kick ass in whatever you do. Enjoy the ride!
  • GenaroJ 03/11/2014 14:09:52

    Thank you Becca for your guidance.  We will miss you in the mornings. Good Luck.
  • EricP 03/11/2014 09:39:04

    I was gone all weekend, it is unfortunate that I didn't get to personally say good-bye.

    I am sure you will be a great asset wherever you future may lead you, good luck!  Most of all have fun!

  • MikeB 03/10/2014 10:44:26

    Becca,

    I am just reading this now - Monday morning, and am deeply saddened by your departure.  Thank you for all of your instruction over the past few years.  Good luck in all of your future endeavors.   You will be missed.
  • RickDambrogi 03/09/2014 18:53:02

    Thank you Becca for all your coaching, help, smiles, encouragement, bothering to care so much, an attitude that makes others around you better... I could go on and on.  Yours was the first face that greeted me this past August when I signed up for my initial Foudation Class. It was intimidating to come into the Crossfit experience for the first time for someone my age. But your smile and patient demeanor made me realize I was in the right place with the right coach.  Being the father of two daughters a little older than you I can tell you your dad has to be very proud of the person this world gets to see.  There are great things waiting for you in the next chapter of your life. Thank you!!!
  • GregTuohy 03/08/2014 10:23:56

    Becca,
    Your smiling face is what helped and encouraged new crossfitters like myself feel at home at STRONG. Although I've only known you for a brief time, it's no surprise that this news deeply saddens our community. It's clear that you were a giant part if our fam-uh-lee.
    All the best!
  • EthanUranga 03/08/2014 00:18:07

    Becca, you were the first person I meet walking into a new gym that I didn't know and made me feel very welcomed with a great smile. You have been a great coach from day 1.. Very sad to see you go but such is life. All the best with the next adventure in your life, I hope it is everything you want. Your smile and positive attitude every day in the gym will be missed.
  • JasonB 03/07/2014 23:50:16

    Wish I had seen this before the WOD tonight! I'm sad to see you go but wish you the best. You're a great coach. I've done things I never thought I'd be able to do because of your instruction and encouragement. Thank you for all you've done for me and everyone here.
  • JeremyD 03/07/2014 16:25:34

    Daaaaaang it!!!  My day just went from good to bad.

    You will be
    greatly missed, Becca.  As others have stated, not only are you a great
    coach, but you're a great person.  I appreciate all of the help and
    guidence you provided me over these last few years.  Thank you so
    much.

    I have no doubt in my mind that your next endeavor will be
    a raging success and the people you're with will be lucky to have you.

    (I hope this isn't one of those "never see you guys again" goodbyes)
  • CameronR 03/07/2014 16:20:40

    Becca,

    I always enjoyed seeing your smiling face when I walked into the box after a long day at work and always apprecaited you telling me to keep moving when I always wanted to quit a WOD.  You are a great coach and a grreat athlete.  You will be missed. 
  • AngieH 03/07/2014 15:41:05

    So sad to hear you are leaving....  you will be missed so much!!  Good luck with your next adventure!!

  • LataAssudani 03/07/2014 15:22:04

    Becca, even though I didnt make this video, I would have made something similar for you...if I was creative and funny :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VINt25AwcZI

    We will really miss your smiling face :(
  • MichelleP 03/07/2014 15:13:35

    Becca we will miss you greatly.  I do not think words could truly express my thanks for helping me to get to where I am today.  Thank you for believing in us and encouraging us to dig deeper.  I am so glad I finally completed Fran RX!  i could have never gotten there without your help.  I pray the Lord's richest blessings on you and all He has in store for you!  EH...it's okay ;) Miss you already and can't believe I am on the road during your last day!
  • DavidD 03/07/2014 14:56:57

    Becca - you are a great coach/competitor and I know that you are because you have helped me tremendously over the last 2 years. I could always count on you to help me out with great patience and to come up with ways to scale that always just "worked". 

    A great coach is one thing and in this box that is saying quite a lot - we are blessed with many great ones. 

    BUT, you are much more than that - you are an great person. How do I know that? Your patient, gentle, strong, never say quit, kind, and dare I say loving approach to all you do is what makes the differnce - it makes you stand out in the crowd. So, while I am very sad to see you go, I know that whatever lies ahead you will leave your mark and make a difference.

    God's speed and His best.
  • JorgeV 03/07/2014 14:54:36

    Becca, best of luck to you!!! 
  • KyleH 03/07/2014 14:35:16

    You are gonna missed like the deserts miss the rain
  • KatherineM 03/07/2014 14:05:04

    #ayiayiayi #eeesohkay
  • KellyL 03/07/2014 13:46:57

    Like everyone else, I appreciate so much the motivation, encouragement & expert coaching you gave me! I will miss you. Best wishes in all you do :)
  • ClintD 03/07/2014 13:03:28

    What a total bummer! Becca you were always the bright and happy face to greet us 5:30 types most every night. For two years now, you have been so patient with me telling me the same things over and over and over again. Things change and life goes on, but this is a loss for our box, no question about it. We have great coaches and ownership and the ship will continue to sail, but it will be different without you. Best of luck to you. 
  • CoachYocom 03/07/2014 12:25:26

    Becca, you have helped us grow into the box we are today! You will be deeply missed. There are way too many memories of you here and your pictures are everywhere so you will never be forgotten. We were lucky the day you came to us and thankful for all that you have done to change each member's life.  I hope your next journey will make you happy as you want! We are all excited for you but sad at the same time.  Thank you for everything.

    Gale
  • EstelaReynoso 03/07/2014 12:09:44

    I am surprised to see you go.  I will miss you.  Thank you for everything.  I wish you the very best and I hope to see you around very soon.

    I think you are an amazing athelete.  Best of luck.  Hugs.

  • ArianneRhea 03/07/2014 11:44:00

    Becca! I hope your next adventure is just as amazing as your experience at Strong. Your happy demeanor and positivity helped me get in the right mindset for oh-so-many a WOD, and you never hesitated to tell me when I could improve upon a movement (which I HIGHLY appreciated, since I was - am am still - often lost). Thanks for helping me get started with Crossfit, and best of luck!
  • TarahW 03/07/2014 11:37:24

    Becca I am soooooooo sad you are leaving.  Thank you for always putting up with our 530am crew.  I know we are challenging at times and by we I mean (Andy W. & David B.) :)  You are going to me missed more than you know and it will not be the same without you.  Good luck to you lady... 
  • PaulF 03/07/2014 11:33:20

    I'm the same as you Becca. Not so much on the goodbyes.....I'm more of a see you later type of person. I do want to thank you for your approachable coaching style and just being an all around good person. Everytime I do a pullup; I think of the fact that you are the one who instructed me on the how to. Or the countless times you & Cat had to coach me on OHS...which is now my favortie lift. You have alot of heart, Becca; and it showed up everytime you walked into Strong. Thank you for being a big part of my success story....as well as the many other athletes in the box that you have impacted. See you later!
  • KatieWood 03/07/2014 11:21:19

    I'm so sad, but very excited for you! Good luck on your next adventure! I'm very grateful to have had you as a coach. You pushed me and encouraged me to do things I never thought I could do. I'm going to miss you! 
  • BigD 03/07/2014 11:14:32

    Will miss you Becca!!!!
  • Nayeli (Nay)Nunez 03/07/2014 11:08:29

    I'm so sad about this but happy for you Becca! I'm going to miss your constant smiling face and welcoming humble spirit! You've inspired and motivated me in so many ways. Thank YOU!  Hugs! 
  • RussellH 03/07/2014 10:32:08

    Bye Becca :(

    In the past 2 years, it has been great working with and getting to know you. Your coaching has been an integral part of pushing me to do things I never thought possible. Good luck on your next chapter in life, you'll do awesome!
  • LeviN 03/07/2014 10:30:38

    Sad day, but best of luck in your new endeavors. Your bright smile everyday was always a welcome sight, and I'm sure you'll make a fine addition wherever you go from here. :-)
  • MalachiB 03/07/2014 10:29:40

    Becca, you're a stud.
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