I’ve been meaning to do this for weeks now, but anytime I went to write, the words would not come…but in classic Lauren fashion, whether they are the right words or not, you’re about to hear them…
When I stepped in to RARE in January of 2010 I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I’m not referring to the Crossfit aspect, I’d coached before and had been doing my own Crossfit thing for almost four years already, I mean I had no idea that I was about to fully submerge myself into one of the most caring, loyal communities I could have found. I immediately found a family-away-from-family, which was something I had been searching for for a while.
As the months rolled on and I got faster and was doing things I’d never attempted before, like muscle ups and double unders, I was no longer content with only being a part of my personal growth and I wanted to coach again. I asked Adam if he would invent a 4:00 class so that I could coach–fortunately he said yes and once again I was doing what I love, coaching. If you’ve ever heard me talk about my teaching career, you know that I struggled because I didn’t feel like my students wanted to be there. God bless all of those teachers who teach unwilling students for decades, but I needed more. I NEEDED to coach because I knew at RARE I had a group of willing (and paying) students who were ready to be coached and ready to learn.
I hope you could tell that I truly loved and valued my time coaching at RARE, but now that my life has taken a drastic change (for the better), I must concentrate my efforts on what is now my NEW favorite job–being a mom and a wife. If you know me at all, you know that when I find something I love, it is hard for me to focus on anything else. Motherhood is my focus right now and while I know in theory it seems easy to coach and mommy at the same time, I never felt like I was giving everyone 100%.
I told Adam and Lee a few weeks ago about my decision and they were fully supportive and couldn’t have been more encouraging. Thank you ALL for your roll in making my time at RARE the most enjoyable job I’ve ever had (aside from my current position:). You are phenomenal athletes and friends, and I will not be a stranger.
AMRAP in 20 minutes
Run 200 meters
8 x Power Snatch (115/75)
16 x Clap Pushups
32 x Squats
4 x 30 sec handstand holds
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