Today was a bit crazy, and I am fully aware that the fact that it was my last day as an East Coaster, probably for the rest of my life, won't really hit me for a while. This entire process of getting things back out West has been, to put it plainly, very unorganized. A truck showed up about two weeks ago and we just raced to fill it with everything we could possibly think of, and the same thing happened yesterday and today. I just threw as much as I possibly could into a couple bags and I am just leaving super early tomorrow morning. The good thing, and the thing I need to keep reminding myself, is that I'll be back a planned few times in the next 5-6 months. I'll be able to get whatever I forgot over those visits. But I'm getting away from the focus here: I want to take some time and just give thanks to all the things I've had the pleasure of connecting with while in the DC area.
I really love DC. Its such a great city, with so much personality and so much going on. It's really tough to rolling around those streets and not feel like there is something important going on around you. There is so much green around, there is so much to do, to see, to experience, and to learn. It really is a great city. Most people know that if I wasn't in CA, I would be in DC for sure. me of the things I'll probably miss the most are: getting lunch or dinner with my best buddy Ori in the city. Escaping only a short 6 or 7 miles away to the Billy Goat Train to explore or sprint through the woods and rocks along the Potomac River. Hitting up the Washington Waldorf School grounds with a group of people for the now famous "outdoor workouts", climbing trees, scaling bridges, jumping through sand, struggling over the top of the monkey bars and so much more.
The Garage. Man, this place has helped to define my own training and Courage performance more than anything else. For over three years my company has grown within a 200 square foot residential garage and has never seemed to hurt its growth. In the freezing cold winter, or the blazing hot summer, groups of athletes and many private clients pushed themselves to new limits in that tiny space. While I'm incredibly excited to have my 2400 square foot gym to run everything I've ever wanted, I'm going to miss the hell out of that garage. And I'll tell you what, I'll never take space for granted when it comes to training! I'm happy to know The Garage will continue to be used y Courage performance East for another couple months; before moving to the new location (more info to come very shortly!)!!!!
All my clients and athletes. Well shoot, I don't even know where to start! I live for this stuff, and I have been honored to coach all of you over the years. This past summer was especially special to me as I was able to watch pretty much every single person who came into The Garage go through incredibly positive changes. Not only were the strength gains overwhelmingly impressive, but I feel like everyone learned so much about themselves and how to lead better, healthier lives. I honestly can not wait to follow along as all of you continue to grow! And of course, every time I come back to visit, I hope that I get to catch up with each and every one of you; either in the gym, or over lunch or coffee or something.
As I am sure it is pretty obvious, I am very excited to move back out West and get all settled down and rolling on with the rest of my life. But I could not have gotten to this point without all the help and support of everyone I met in the DC area. I'll miss it all a ton and I will be so excited every time I get to return back for a visit. With all that being said, i will remind everyone that not only will my wildly successful programming continue to be available in the DC area through Andrew Whitener and Courage Performance East; but I'll be back 3-5 times per year and will sessions with anyone who wants them. Please be sure top stay in touch with me, either through email, text, write, call, or this blog here. As promised, i'll be posting on a very regular basis and am always happy for questions and comments posted. I'm happy to answer questions and engage in some healthy debate!
Well everyone, I should probably get a few hours sleep before getting out for my morning flight. All the bet to everyone and stay in touch!
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