Thursday, March 19, 2009

WOD 031908

3 Rounds for time of:
Run 800m
30 Knees-To-Elbows(KTE)
30 Kettlebell Deadlift @ 32kgs


300-Day Burpee Challenge : Do 139 burpees.


Once, there was a boy.

This boy had a dream.
His dream was big.
He dreamt of building a city.
A city of Spartans.

Random people mocked him saying "This is Madness!"
He kicked them into a hole and ...

He built Pushmore.

This boy was Jonathan.

Just a few months ago, I was listening to Jon on the radio describing his business, telling why, how and what made him start a gym. During the interview the DJ asked him, "So what made you guys (+SKT) decide on your location, was it a strategic location? Or was it your best for your target market? Jon answered "well, the place was quite affordable, was LONG and had HIGH CEILINGS so within a DAY we decided to get it".

Alright, so business extraordinaire he may or may not be, but he had a vision and when he caught a glimpse of it, he took it. Because he did, we now have a place of great fun, camaraderie, and maybe torture to some. Yes we call this place home, we name it PUSHMORE. He is a living legacy in the making; well at least I think so. In a time where many are stuck to mediocrity and familiarity, he took a step of faith, he pushed more. Knowing Jon, he probably imagined all of us smiling and making sweat angels on that rubber floor.

Whether he agrees with this statement or not is of no importance seeing that it could have been a possibility all this was just a smart gamble, nevertheless he won and in that could share his victory with all of us. From his endless determination and dedication to his work, family, WODS (and of course that body which comes with it *wink*) he has taught both Hans and I a thing or two about what it is to be a man and pursue your dreams. Thanks for being a great gym buddy, friend and employer. More importantly thanks for opening up this playground for all of us to PLAY GYM. Happy Birthday! I am sure this year would be an interesting year for you. Do not lose sight. Eye of the tiger BABEH!


John-Son and John-Hans

1 comment:

Mike Tee said...

Happy Birthday Jon. Many thanks for doing this Pushmore thing; you guys have helped changed many lives for the better. Keep it up and keep pushing!