4 rounds each for time:

400m row
40 Double Under
Rest as needed

***Please plan to arrive before 9am on Saturday, regardless of when you plan to complete the workout***

*** Saturday is the end of the Open and our annual Anniversary BBQ. Please bring something yummy to eat/drink ***

From Calvin

We're family. All of us. ALL, of us.

This is our den. Our pride. This is our band of brothers and sisters and we choose to be here amongst them. We come from different walks of life. Different cultures, different backgrounds.

There are members of our gym that i would never have met or even been inclined to interact with unless we had been brought together under our roof. People that in any other social circle I might be too timid or unsure to speak with in the fear that we'd have nothing in common and I might embarrass myself just by being myself. I might shy away because there have been so many that didn't accept me for who i am.

What I would be forgetting is that every one of us feels like that sometimes. Every one of us knows what it's like to be singled out or cast aside one way or another. To fight. To argue. To love. To feel welcome and safe. Isn't that why we all do what we do? Isn't that why you all are here? To feel welcome? I know I don't enjoy bringing myself to the brink of vomiting or falling over just for giggles. But for some crazy reason I love to share the experience with my friends.

Why is that?

It's because I want what we all want.

Togetherness.

A community of people to share with.

Failures, successes and joy and blood and sweat and everything else because we're family.

All of us. ALL of us.

Sometimes family rubs us the wrong way. Says something hurtful they didn't mean. Or even jokes around too hard and breaks your toys.

But we all are so diverse, so complex and different from one another that that is going to happen sometimes. It doesn't mean that they're not family anymore. We all just want to be accepted for who we are.

That's what brings us together as a team, as a gym and as a family. You guys are all equally awesome in your own way. That's what makes us great. That's one of the things that makes Crossfit SAC great.

As this year's Open draws to a close, don't forget that guys. We might have "competed" against each other in a friendly Intramural Open but in the end we're all fighting for the same things.