Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rambling and a special thank you

So once again I find myself saying "Hi again, it's been awhile."
The truth is I don't feel like myself when I am not writing.
One can never use the excuse that you don't have time because you make time for things that are important to you.
I just read an article A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF that really spoke to me.

Just this weekend I was home for the first time in 4 months.  Here I was again running hill sprints just like I did when I was 10 years old.  Yeah... I was a weird kid.
It got me thinking, what have I done in all these years?
Here I am 28. Young to most, old to some.
The first thing that came to mind was how blessed I have been to have a passion for something and be able to make a career out of it.

I have stuck with training through the long hours, the shitty pay, the bad clients.  And made it to a place that I make my own hours, make some money, and have the luxury of choosing who I take on as clients.
In the training world, that's coming a long way.

My family still lives in Connecticut and I have made my own life here in Boston.  Don't get me wrong I love Boston, but I also love my family.  Over the past several years my best girlfriend LB moved to Hermosa Beach CA, my roommie Sarah got married in Paris and moved home to Connecticut, and now my best guy-friend in the training world, Kevin is moving to Colorado.  I have to admit all these things throw you for a loop.
More often than not I find myself asking...
What is important to me?
Where do I see myself in 5 years?

You won't get those answers from me in this post but what I will tell you is that the past 5 years have been spent with Kevin McCarthy.

When I first started at Fitcorp I took Kevin McCarthy's place when he moved to another center.
When I moved downtown to train, Kevin McCarthy was my boss.
It was with Kevin McCarthy that I discovered my love for kettlebells. (Kev you'll get a good fucking laugh at this one)
Kevin McCarthy and I then left and opened up Punch Gym Newton together.
Then Kevin McCarthy and I started Myoforce with Aaron Brooks.
Together the two of us have pretty much trained all of Boston.
It was actually Kevin McCarthy who bugged me to start this blog.

Needless to say Kevin has seen me through the good times and bad.  He's stood beside me through my greatest achievements and my lowest lows.
He has been the greatest mentor, supporter, devil's advocate, as well as biggest asshole :) I have ever met.

Kev, together with all of our former clients I want you to know I am so happy and excited for you.
This isn't goodbye or good luck.
It's see you soon and enjoy xoxo


  1. Great post Stacey. It's good to stop and take stock of where we are today. The old videos are a hoot! That seems like forever ago! Best of luck to Kev. :)

  2. Nice sentiment Stacey. Both you and Kevin helped me tremendously with my disastrous body and I am grateful for that. Sorry to see him move on, Boston's loss, but it is Colorado's gain. Good luck Kevin.

    BTW, who are the 2 teenagers with Anthony in that video? Must be right out of high school.


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