Today we celebrate 2 special birthdays. The majority of birthday posts usually end up being roasts and today is no exception. Now I admit, I didn’t receive any write ups from any friend or relative of either birthday “boys” but I couldn’t let these two shy away from a little birthday fun! So, with your help, I’m sure we can have a proper birthday BONFIRE! I’ll start the roast going and you (the reader) can add your “fond” memories of Mark M. and Troy in the comments.
The first, Mark M., is a long time Intrepid that used to sweat it out in the early morning classes alongside Date Nite and Pablo. In between work sets, Mark would get tips from Date Nite on how to cope with being the sole male in the household and also how best to prepare his girls for CrossFit Games 2031. You see, he started off this year with the best gifts of all, beautiful TWIN baby girls, Avery and Audrey! And that was the end of Proud Papa Mark’s early WOD days. Since then, when he gets a spare hour between changing diapers for time, AMRAP spit up clean up, or teaching his girls all of the entertaining facets of ESPN, he can be seen in the 5pm class giving his all.
On to Troy…Troy. Troy. Troy. This birthday boy can make you laugh one second and in another you’ll want to punch him in the shoulder. Most likely, he’d respond with a confused look on his face and say, “What?” eliciting a disapproving head shake from his brother, Tyler and/or Ruth. Not too long ago, I learned the hard way to to stay away from Troy while he’s stretching, or foam rolling, as he tends to get comfortable and relieves himself of noxious fumes. Troy, will also demonstrate (read: show off) how easy everything is, even when you aren’t asking him. Muscle up? Yea, just do it like this (proceeds to rep out 5 in a row). Bar muscle up? Yea, just do it like this (proceeds to rep out 5 in a row). Butterfly pullups? Yea, just do it like this (proceeds to rep out 10 in a row, jumps off the bar, laughs and says, “What?” as I give him this frustrated stare).
All joking aside, both Mark and Troy are the best when it comes to cheering on their classmates. Throughout the WOD, I can hear the both of them yelling between breaths ‘keep going! one more rep! you got this!’ Even when they’ve long since finished the WOD, they’re still there cheering for you and will put away your weights as you lay passed out on the floor. Happy Birthday Mark and Troy! Have a great time celebrating tonight!
Come and celebrate with Mark and Troy tonight at Rock & Brews on Main Street at 7pm right after the last class. They hope to see everyone there to commiserate right after Jackie!
Back Squat 3 x 5/Wendler
– 1000m Row
– 50 Thrusters (45/33)
– 30 Pullups