Friday, January 8, 2010

Lost a good one...



Many of you may have heard through affiliates or the main site, that earlier this week the owner of CrossFit Cape Fear, John Velandra, was killed in a tragic car accident. While I didn't know John personally, one of my very good friends was a client and friend to John. As an outsider looking in, it is very hard for me to imagine what their box is going through right now. It's hard to imagine going from seeing someone everyday, to not having that person in your life anymore. I'm sure their sense of loss is acute and no words can right now make things right for them.

But the thing about CF is that the power of CF is not in words. It never has been. The power of CF has always been through actions. Whether it be the hero WOD's or our fundraising, the people of the CF community are men and women of action. People doing things for others, like FGB and the Lumberjack 20. So here is what I propose. Even though you may not have known him, celebrate John. Do what you as a CF'er do and hit a WOD in his name, in honor of his memory. He was a husband, he was a friend, he was a coach, and much more to many people. Celebrate a hero. Get some. Fair winds John. May you rest in peace.

6 comments:

Mark said...

Katie. Nice thoughts. A year ago I did not know what Crossfit was, and now I can simply not imagine my life without it or the people involved. I feel for those folks.

Katie said...

Me too Markie D. Me too...

Justa said...

Very sad. Done too soon for sure. I'm sure he touched many lives that are better for his having been here.

Gonzo said...

Terrible loss...

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Another resource for your taking!

Katie said...

Justa, it was senseless. Hit by a driver in the midst of a police chase. The driver had stolen a car.

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