Ode to Whiskey

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by in WOD

CrossFit Seven’s loss is CrossFit Dallas Central’s gain…..Whiskey is relocating to Dallas for his new job and will take up residence with Spencer’s crew over at Dallas Central…..sad for us, good for them!

When I first met Whiskey about three years ago, I was really scared of him. I had been CrossFitting on my own for a year and half, and working out with other CrossFitters was a new experience for me. I was intimidated by how strong everyone was, and I couldn’t figure out why this guy Whiskey kept yelling at me…It didn’t take me long to see Whiskey wasn’t yelling – he was commanding me to do my very best. I learned to admire that Whiskey demanded you give your all, and when he coached, he wasn’t going to let you whimp out and not try to move a heavy weight. Whiskey was great at barking orders, demanding you move, which also helped you build great confidence when your mind and body told you that you couldn’t. Whiskey taught me that it’s better to fail moving a big weight than to whimp out and not try, and over time, that helped me become a strong athlete.

Whiskey, many, many thanks to you from all of us, and we all wish you great luck. We also expect you to drop by and visit once in a while, as well as bust some chops on the blog.

12 Responses to “Ode to Whiskey”

  1. Andrea and Karli

    29. Aug, 2010

    Good luck Whisky, we will miss your gruff, deadpan demeanor. That, and those hacking noises you make in the back when you’ve overdone it.
    Best wishes,
    Andrea and Karli

  2. Andrea

    29. Aug, 2010

    http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-are-tests-biased-against-students-who,17966/

    Karli forgot to include this with her avatar, sorry Whiskey and Amie.

  3. Max Effort!

    29. Aug, 2010

    Yes, yes that’s all very touching, but I though he was “Wiskey.”

  4. Amie

    29. Aug, 2010

    Oh geez, I did spell it wrong – it’s Whisky – sorry…..

  5. Max Effort!

    29. Aug, 2010

    I guess I spelled it wrong too. You could say I never really knew Whisky.

  6. mackey

    29. Aug, 2010

    adios

    Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again

  7. Eric

    29. Aug, 2010

    You will be missed Whisky.

  8. Lori

    29. Aug, 2010

    WHAT??????? NO WHISKY????? What is Fort Worth with no Whisky??? Have you considered CF commute?? You’re like an original. Who’s going to give me a hard time about my tabata sit-ups due to always whimping out on my WOD?? It better have been an offer you could not have refused!! What will Dallas do when you walk in with those “Aggie” drills??/”Aggie” shorts??/”Aggie” language(?). I will miss your face AND those war calls you yell out….almost as loud as Pau-kune’s “DONE”!!! I still can’t believe it…..You will be missed.

  9. Scott L

    29. Aug, 2010

    Whisky, have fun over there, bud. Good luck, and let us know if you find any parties over there with tattooed goats.

  10. Ronin

    29. Aug, 2010

    Whisky, oh my. Not to go gay on you (NOT that there is anything wrong with THAT) but I too shall miss you for a variety of reasons.

    First you really showed me through demonstration the difference between strength and conditioning, or the lack thereof.

    Second, you have been just a really fine straight man to bounce my bizarre humor off of. With a bit of luck and something for him to stand on, I believe I can train Andrew to fill in.

    Hey all BS aside, thanks for all the time you took to coach me. Very much appreciated and will be missed.

    OK. So Dallas – that is East. Speaking as someone who has traveled in the East , Let me tell you about Easterners, they are different then you and me.

    Have fun, stray safe and live life in big bites

    Ronin

  11. FrankTheTank

    30. Aug, 2010

    Whisky (Scottish English) or Whiskey (Irish English) you will definitely be missed. Where will you drink your Taxation Without Representation?

  12. half effort

    30. Aug, 2010

    You suck. You are nothing but a black turtle neck wearing Dallas poser.