You guys are the reason I do this!

You all really keep me going, and I haven't expressed that until now. It's been more than a year since I opened up the doors of Bootheel CrossFit, and over the past 15 months I have poured ALL of my time, energy, and money into building what we have today: a great community of people who are excited about improving their lives through health and fitness. It has actually been a really tough year for my family. BOTH of Courtney's (my wife) grandparents passed away this year, and then her family business was forced to close after her grandfather's death. The past two months have been a lot smoother though. Courtney got a new job down here in Sikeston, and that has helped us tremendously. We are able to actually see each other every day now, and she’s gotten back in her routine now too.

Now that things are settling down, I’ve had time to reflect over the past year and realize how stressful it really was. Hahah But during that time, I wasn’t really even thinking about it because it has been so uplifting working with you all.

I love to see the energy and effort you guys put in. I’m so proud to see you overcome your frustrations, fears, and doubts. It’s really inspiring to see the results as you all get stronger, fitter, and healthier…and to see how you all support each other too.

THAT is why I do this! THAT is what kept me going when I was scrambling to find heat for the building in the winter, and scrambling to pay electric bills and rent after we got the heater put in, and what still gets me out of bed at 4:30 every morning even when I’d rather sleep in:-)

I have become a better person over the past year because of you all. Your strengths and your positivity have improved MY life as well, and I want to thank you all for that.

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