Life as always is totally crazy around here. During games week our gym owner was out in CA to watch them (lucky bastard). So we decided to remodel the office at the gym. To be honest it was kind of a shit hole. The floor was carpet and covered in pre-working that had exploded out of shaker bottles, it was disorganized, and so much more. See?!
I am reasonably sure we give Ty Pennington a run for his money. We did demo on Wednesday (tore down that wood paneling, ripped out carpet, organized cabinets, moved everything out, etc.). Then came paint, new floors, decorating, frames, hanging things up, etc. By some miracle we finished Saturday night (aka 130am). Everyone had a blast doing it but we were legit living in the gym 12-18 hours a day. It was a blast. Generally, it was the coaches and significant others and we did it all ourselves. Thankfully, hubs is a former painter and another coach used to do floors. Who knew!?
“Meet me at the bar” which leads into the lift room
Collage of the work in progress
The boys sweeping up and finishing cleaning
It was a lot of work but totally worth it when Jimmy our owner got back and just stood there going “Holy shit y’all! This is amazing.” Did I mention we didn’t tell him and just hoped he’d be ok with it!? So that project wrapped up and we jumped immediately into finishing preparation for our annual competition which has doubled in size.
We run a 2 day comp (1 day of individuals, and 1 day of teams) that goes to benefit a local puppy rescue. It was this past weekend and went off without a hitch! We had 98 competitors and 3 times as many spectators. Until you’ve run a competition you have NO idea how much work it is. We received a TON of compliments and had vendors who were shocked that as a small gym were were able to do everything in house (organizing, judging, volunteers, all of it!). Sponsors, shirts, heat schedules, wods, cleaning, and so much more. We pretty much worked around the clock the days leading up to it. We asked the boys to start cleaning up before we got there and this is what I found…
Clearly we meant clean outside too. Who doesn’t love a 6’4″ ginger vacuuming the outdoor turf? Too funny. We don’t have a ton of pictures from the comp yet but here are a few of people busting it!
We tuckered Tommy out..
Some female winners!Jimmy announcing and me being an idiot
Some amazing team competitors hanging out
Spud chilling with his “Wods for Dogs” shirt on Ashley and I having a “very important” meeting!The start of day 1
A collage of some people during the comp (I stole it from FB)
We were able to raise a ton of money for the puppy rescue. They are a local origination and it is where we got Lady (our pooch) from. Bill and Liz run it completely from their home and work off donations. They have truly given their lives to the cause. Check out their site here.
Now that I have moved back out of the gym lots of new and exciting things to come on the blog. Get ready for some exciting changes and twists and turns around here.