After reading, digesting, reading, some more thought again and again I offer these comments to the piece that appeared in the Douglas Times today on CFCV:
Since the beginning of this adventure I have been told by several people, respected members of CFCV and others that exposure via advertising or the media was important. I wholeheartedly agreed and took the steps to make that happen two weeks or so ago. I anticipated a small one column blurb in the local rag like lots of other businesses receive. I was shocked to hear from a reporter that she (Roseanne) not only wanted to spend a couple of hours at CFCV but was willing to do a workout as well.
As it turns out, Roseanne did spend some time and did a reputable job on "Helen" with a time of 10:41. For those of you that are CFCV regulars, you understand that walking off the street, doing the CF warmup and then a 10:41 Helen is an accomplishment eh? I am disappointed that Roseanne didn't mention this in her article athough I understand there could be a couple of scenarios: it either wasn't enough of a challenge, it was too tough, or she felt the story was about CFCV and not her accomplishments. Maybe she'll chime in on this one.
Roseanne obviously spent a significant amount of time researching the information that I provided her in addition to our conversation. That she sought out and quoted the 10 targeted pathways of Crossfit is admirable. She asked me and I could only quote 6 or so which was an embarassment to me, but she found them and properly stated them. Good job! She also researched and properly explained the origin of CrossFit which many journalists don't take or spend the time to do.
That picture of me sucked! Not that LIsa took a bad picture or that it isn't an accurate likeness, I just hoped I wasn't that fugly.
Understanding that there are many limitations such as space, interesting focus, an editor to satisfy and I'm sure a number of others I don't have a clue about, I had hoped that the regulars of CFCV would have gotten more mention. Sure CFCV was born from the fire service fitness needs but the achievements of the Jared's, Nicole's, Claudia's, Seth's, Caleb's (although he is also a firefighter), Kathy's, Janeen's, Carrie's, Whitey's, Tim's, Kendall's, April's, LIsa's, Zach's, Page's, Ashley's, Mike's and the newcomers also deserve mention (I'm sure I have neglected to mention someone else, but not purposely). Space is money and I get that, I just want to acknowledge the rest of you here. I also want to acknowledge Claudia and Shalene's efforts that helped get us to where we are.
Bottom line, the exposure and experience was positive, for sure. I appreciate all the support those of you who made it continually offer and those of you who weren't able to be there, I appreciate your support as well. And Lola, I thought for sure your picture would win over mine.
The article can be viewed at: Article This link will work, I just changed it 12/7 16:04
I will be updating the training schedule on the blog soon!