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Give thanks, Ktowners – A guest post by BBG

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Give thanks, Ktowners – A guest post by BBG

He got full depth, I promise.

He got full depth, I promise.

Warm-up: 3 Rounds – Inchworm across floor, 10 strict pull-ups, 10 Pistols each leg

Push Press: 3×5

MetCon – 3 Rounds for Time:
100 Jump Ropes
Building Carry (100/70lbs)

Finisher: Work on goal/GOAT

Ah, Thanksgiving, one of the greatest holidays of the year, second to Christmas of course. A time for family, food, and getting 70’s Big. Most importantly, this Thursday is a day for reminding yourself what you’re thankful for and to regain appreciation for those things. I’m sure everyone is thankful, as am I, for their family, jobs, life, health, and so on. Yet, there is something new this year that I am thankful for, and yes, it’s Crossfit Ktown.

Coach G and I first started doing CrossFit in his garage years ago, but I didn’t truly see the results of our training until last year. We were training for Mt. Rainier, so we decided to do a 33 mile day hike on the Appalachian Trail. I figured I’d be sucking wind, but once we reached the end of our hike I felt great. Yes, I was a little sore, especially after sitting in the van for thirty minutes, but I finally knew that the hard work I was putting into CrossFit was paying off. On hikes before the training there would be times when I would get so tired that I wouldn’t enjoy the hike, but it doesn’t happen anymore.  For that I am truly grateful because I enjoy my hobby that much more.

Now we have a place where we can all go to do CrossFit. Guys and gals, think of all the great things we get from Ktown! Yes, you’re getting the obvious, a healthier and stronger body, but think of everything else we have in that building. We have great, new, and old friends. I have not met one person at Ktown I didn’t like, and I’m sure each and everyone one of you would go out of your way for someone else at Ktown.  In a sense, we have a job there. We work hard every day, and we are developing a stronger work ethic. We get humor, stress relief, camaraderie; the list just keeps going. I’m sure you could all think of more things that Crossfit Ktown gives back to you.

So what are you thankful for? Great family and friends? Your health? A home away from home? Lucky for us CrossFitters, we have a place where we can have all those things at once, Crossfit Ktown.

So, be thankful that CrossFit crushes you, because it is in our weakest moments where we find what we are truly capable of. Be thankful for the sometimes ridiculously hard MetCons, because you feel most alive right after you almost died. Be thankful for our great coaches, because they work hard to train us to be bigger, stronger, faster, and better individuals. This Thanksgiving, put on your stretchy pants (pregnant pants if you have them), load your plates, give thanks to Crossfit Ktown, and always appreciate what you have there.

Blake Gibson (Diane RX’ed)

By | 2017-04-25T14:40:06+00:00 November 24th, 2009|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|8 Comments


  1. Jessie November 24, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Blake I am thankful for hardworking members that do Diane Rx’ed. :-D But seriously, thanks for being thankful for CFK.
    Miss J

  2. Brandon November 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Good post there Blakers. I’m thankful that Grant is getting fat so I won’t have to worry about him catching me on any metcons.

    Just kidding, love you all.

  3. Coach CBo November 25, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Blake, great post my friend!!! I’m thankful for the family that we’ve somehow managed to create at Cfit Ktown, and the fact that it’s still growing in leaps and bounds every month!!!!

  4. James November 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Great post B-lake! I know that I have so much to be thankful for and Crossfit Ktown is definitely one of them.

  5. Kerr November 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Awesome post Blake, I know I’m thankful for the opportunity to compete with the likes of you, James, Doug, Travis, Ben, and now a ton of new members, every day

    Brandon, Caleb, Grant… you can’t hang with us, sorry.

  6. Geri November 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Great post Blake. I am thankful for Erin who pushes me every time! Thanks Erin. :)

  7. Doug November 26, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I’m so thankful for the relationships at CFK. Its starting to seem like a family (and one that doesn’t even argue!).

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