You know sometimes I can be the biggest critic about CrossFit and its community. Although I think it is the best part of the lifestyle, I also find it to sometimes be the biggest hindrance. There are a variety of reasons why, all of which get outweighed by the positives. In my Father’s case, darn near over shadowed.
You see, when my Father was sick a few summer’s ago. My family witnessed overwhelming support from the Precision community. My Dad literally had countless visits in the hospital. Many of which were not even members of Precision CrossFit. No matter how tired he was, sick, or out of it he could not stop talking about how grateful he was. He could re-call every visit and enjoyed many great conversations. All of which took his mind off of things. My family called on the CrossFit community and it answered. I sit here today excited. Why, you ask? Well it is my Dad’s 66th birthday and he is now in great health with his biggest worry being prepping for this years ski season. He is happy beyond words because he is still around to witness some beautiful things.
Recently, he just got to witness his third grandchild get born. He got to be around for his other grandsons 5th birthday, and next month he will be at his granddaughters 4th. He also recently got back from a trip to New York where he spent time with his siblings, nieces, and nephews all together for the first time in ages. The list goes on and on. All of this was because of his love for life and his family.
I think today my Father is a better person, not that he wasn’t incredible before. It is just that now I think he savers everything a bit more. He was not ready to go that summer when he fought gallantly for his life. He has never been a quitter that is for sure. He raised Daniel and I to be the same way. Never give up on anything, and when you start something you better finish it. Oh, and always give it your all. You see my family is never half in with anything. It is all or nothing. We love each other as hard as we hate. We are each other’s biggest fans and harshest critics. It is the Tromello way, and although I have hated it at times. It is because of this man, and my passionately loving Mother that Daniel and I are the way that we are. Love it or hate it, haha.
I learned a lot over the ordeal my family went through that summer. Although it was horrific at times, my family really came together. I will never forget heading to the hospital with my brother in order to walk our Father around to get him some exercise. It was funny because although he was really weak he wanted to know how we were holding up. That… and just like my Dad has always been he acted as if he was parading his sons proudly around on his arms. No matter how sick, we still were and always will be the center of his world and he was damn proud of us. Talk about strength through adversity. Every night when I brought his Grandchildren by to see him, he would light up the same way regardless of his health. Talk about pulling the positive out of a negative situation.
Today on my Dad’s 66th birthday he is healthy, happy and loved hard. He has danced at his son’s wedding’s, he has held all his grandchildren in his arms, and plans to hit this year’s ski season hard. All of your support are part of this reason. Happy Birthday Dad, love you!
10 Y’s, T’s & W’s
10 Reverse Flys
10 Pass Through’s
10 Good Morning’s
Warm up WOD Movements
WOD: (40 Min. Cap)
“MU ROW MADNESS”
Ring Muscle Up’s
*Sub. Muscle Up’s for Burpee C2B Pull Up’s
10 Y’s, T’s, & W’s
10 Reverse Fly’s
10 Face Pulls
Mobilize & Stretch