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Athlete Profile: David P.

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on September 21, 2012


Ning was kind enough to write this fantastic guest post for David’s birthday:

This was written when David was away on a business trip. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. But I assure you that you won’t find any discrepancies when you meet him in person.

David is shy, quick-witted and never imposes his agenda on anyone. He is the one who always let everybody else pick first and takes whatever is leftover. (Note: Does not apply to dating.) Five months ago, he was talked into Crossfit by me, after I learned that friend of a friend puked after her first CrossFit class =D At the gym, David loves box jumps, hates pull-ups and was able to do pistols after 3 months of CrossFit.

Outside the gym, he is known to his friends as a die-hard sports fan, a music collector and a living movie encyclopedia. He is a loyal fan of Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and 76ers, but not from Philadelphia. He has both Aaron Rodgers and Arian Foster on one of his Fantasy Football teams. He plays pick-up basketball every week (ask
him about time and location if you are interested). His music collection can play 3 months nonstop, no repeat. Oh, and he makes his little sister a music CD every time he sees her.

Sure David is a sweetheart. But he is also very competitive. You will notice that he runs faster if someone is ahead of him. And you may have heard the following exchange at the end of a workout:

– Ruth: “David, how many reps did you get?”
– David: “5”
– Ruth: “Ning, how many reps did you get?”
– Ning: “9”
– David: “Oh, I actually got 10.”

So, game on, David. And happy birthday!

Also a huuuuuuge welcome home to Tom R., who was deployed to Afghanistan for the last year. We’re so grateful for your service and soooo glad you’re home safe, Tomfoolery!


WOD 09.21.12

Snatch 2-2-2

Row 1k

45yd Bear Crawl
25 Box Jumps
30yd Bear Crawl
20 Box Jumps
15yd Bear Crawl
15 Box Jumps

12 Comments to "Athlete Profile: David P."

  • Datenight says:

    September 21, 2012 at 6:23 AM -

    Happy birthday David! You and Ning are so much fun to have at CFI. Have a great day. What is on your birthday play list?

  • Amy says:

    September 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM -

    Happy Birthday David!

    WELCOME HOME TOM!!!!! Can’t wait to see you in the gym!!

  • Xuan says:

    September 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM -

    Happy Birthday David!
    Nice Post Ning.
    Welcome home Tom! Can’t wait to WOD and hang out soon.

  • Xuan says:

    September 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM -

    I just noticed the WOD. If we are celebrating David’s birthday by doing all those box jumps….I may not be a fan of David’s bday any longer 😛

  • Michael H says:

    September 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM -

    Happy Birthday David! What I got from Ning’s post was I think she has volunteered you to be our official in house DJ.

    Tom! Welcome back good buddy. Can’t wait to shake the hands and hug a true American hero!

  • kathy says:

    September 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM -

    Happy birthday, David. Nice photos of you eating!

    Welcome back Tom. From the back, you look like Rich Froning. 😉 Come back to Varsity class.

  • pablo says:

    September 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM -

    Happy birthday, David! Glad to play movie trivia between box jumps any time!

    Welcome back Tom.

  • Sara says:

    September 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM -

    Happy birthday David!! You are always kicking butt in our noon class, hope you have a great day! Nice job Ning on the post.

    Welcome back Tom! I don’t think we’ve ever met, but I’d like to shake your hand and thank you for your service.

    Happy Friday all!

  • Mike K says:

    September 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM -

    Happy Birthday David!

    Welcome home Tom! Hope to see you in the box soon!

  • Amanda says:

    September 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM -

    Happy birtday David.

    @ Xu… seriously dude, you’re bringing bad karma on us all with that!


  • tami says:

    September 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM -

    Happy b-day David!
    Welcome back Tom. Good seeing you yesterday.

  • David says:

    September 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM -

    Thanks for the bday wishes, everybody, and thanks for helping me get into much better shape than I was on my previous birthday! And a big thank you to the author of this post for not making it as embarrassing as I’m sure she wanted to!

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