It is snowing here in north Alabama and I decided to stay home from work. What do you do on snow days here in Alabama you ask? Why you sign up for your first fitness competition – The Festivus Games!
You know that saying; all good things must come to an end? That’s how I feel with the announcement of my local CrossFit box being sold and one of my favorite coaches leaving. He is a great coach and so it is a sad goodbye.
CrossFit Games 2017, Athlete Neale Currie – so this guy visited Jones Valley CrossFit in south Huntsville the other day and worked out with the 4:30 pm class. I was privileged enough to be in the same class. It’s not the first time I’ve been able to workout with CrossFit Games athletes; Eric Carmody and Shellie Edington.
CrossFit Games 2017, Athlete Neale Currie
I first met Neale when I was going through my CrossFit 101 Fundamentals class with CrossFit Impulse in Madison, Alabama. I would go in and he would be hanging out late, after a class workout, and he would be working on some sort of skill, on his own time. I used to look at him and think, “Man, this dude is C-R-A-Z-Y!”
But not only would he be working on some sort of movement on his own, he would also cheer the newbies on, I remember him encouraging us/me in one of my many first WODS in CrossFit.
We connected on Facebook, as most Crossfitters do, and when I moved to south Huntsville (and switching boxes too) I kept up with him on social media. I wasn’t surprised that he qualified for the 2017 CrossFit Games.
It was fun watching him compete, and you can catch up on all the fun too.
Masters Men (55-59)
Affiliate: CrossFit Impulse
While Neale is going to be moving on, as into another state, I wish him well as he continues his adventures with CrossFit and opening his own box soon.