This was not on our original itinerary, but it had been a very long time since we saw Mike & Molly so we said, what the heck!
Now, CrossFit King of Island Park wasn't exactly on our way to New York City, but we felt that going to Long Island to see them would be worth the trip. And as expected, it was.
We left Norwalk, CT very early on Saturday morning to take the train to Grand Central. We then took the Long Island Rail Road to Island Park and walked to Mike and Molly's facility.
The place was like a living thing. There were people everywhere doing pull ups, squats, thrusters, you name it, they were doing it. And within this moving machine I spotted Molly. I was so happy to see her and she greeted me which a great big hug.
I think the reason we both felt this way is they were the ones that LITERALLY changed us for the better, for ever. Even though we were just regular average slightly overweight people, they treated us as if we had limitless possibilities and could achieve anything. The never doubted our abilities even when we thought we couldn't possibly do another rep, they pushed and pushed, and because of them, we succeeded.
Dennis and I did some accessory work while at the box, as it was open gym, and we basically watched Mike and Molly do work out after work out.
I was trying to figure out my 1 rep Clean and I got to about 115lbs which I was pretty happy with, considering the condition I was in. Dennis working on Bar Muscles Ups and with the expert training of Trainer Mike, He was able to bang out a few.
Mike and Molly are incredible. They have a work out ethic that I will never begin to understand. They must have done 3 or so "WODs" while we waited for Open Gym to be over and hit the beach.
Mike is on the NPGL Boston Iron Team so he has a pretty intense workout regime, and Molly says she "likes to keep up with him."
We congratulated them both on making it the the CrossFit Games again this year as a team, and they did much better than last year which was cool, and having Mike drafted onto the Boston Iron Team for the NPGL. We chit chatted and just basically caught up. We really, really, really wanted to stay the rest of the day with them on the beach, but our schedule just wouldn't allow it.
It was so so so so (x's 100 more so) to visit with them, even if it was short. It's nice to know that even with the distance and how busy/hectic they are with their work out schedules and running their box, they still took time out to hang with us, and it was like we never left them!