To the Coaches:
This week, I will be finishing up my first Craic journal, and starting with a new journal for year two. I took some time this week to look back in my journal and reflect on the past year of training.
I see our workouts now as “training”, but it didn’t start out that way – I walked into the doors of Craic having NO idea what I was getting myself into. In the beginning, my one and only goal was to lose weight. I was 160 pounds of insecurity, and would never even THINK about approaching a barbell.
What I didn’t realize in the beginning, was that I was stepping into doors that would quickly transform every facet of my life. You have given me knowledge and power over my health and strength. My insecurities have melted away (along with 25 pounds), and I am left with having the tools I need to maintain a healthy NO BREAD lifestyle. You have created a mecca for people with the same interests, and I am so proud and honored to be a part of the Craic community and continue the friendships I’ve made.
When I started, my first attempt at a pull-up quickly ended after hanging from the bar and not being able to pull myself up a millimeter. Last week, I did 9 strict pullups in a row. I have added 100# to my 1RM back squat, and while I still find myself gasping for air at the end of every workout, I feel faster and stronger than EVER. You have built a competitive environment where I know my fears and thresholds will be pushed every day.
Thank you to the Craic coaches for all of the hard work you put in to make sure every one of us have a success story here. I am closing my year one journal now, and look forward to seeing more journals filled up with many of the always different, always hard Craic workouts.
-Gienahp.s. Attached is a photo taken of Jake and I a few months before we joined, and another from this past summer. We will never forget our beginnings.
Row 10 calories
10 push press (65/45)
rest 2 min
5 min amrap
row 15 calories
15 power cleans(75/55)
rest 2 min
5 min amprap
row 20 calories
20 backsquats (85/65)