Happy Birthday Hannah!
Enthusiasm, dedication, support, progress and commitment are just a few of the words that come to my mind when I think about Hannah. She was at my first CrossFit Class and has stuck by my side ever since that day. Without Hannah's support CrossFit KoP wouldn't be what it is today. She has been an integral part of our family and continues to pass her enthusiasm and candor on to new members as they walk through the door. Her dedication and commitment to CrossFit WODs are evident in her progress, performance and PR's-from Black Band to kipping pullup, from 95lb Deadlift to 265lb Deadlift, from single unders to some rocking DU's...pushups with knees to NO knees; not to mention some of her most recent lifts/WODs...a 115 Shoulder Press, 125 Clean and Jerk, 3:31 Grace, 5:20 Karen and on and on...But one of the most amazing things ((I might get mushy here (Doug,-get the tissues, Jeff-start the Kumbaya music)) was watching Han fight through "Angie" 100 Pullups, 100 Pushups, 100 Situps and 100 Squats as Rxd, whoever was in class that day to witness it couldn't help but be motivated. Hannah, you are an inspiration to all of us--Happy Birthday and Congratulations on an AMAZING year!!

W.O.D. 9.19.09
for time:
30 Clean and Jerks

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
-Art Turock

Jason 3:05 (Rx)
Chris P 7:21 (Rx)
Gina 3:35 (35#)
JZ 9:49 (105#)
Jeff 11:23 (Rx)
Kate 4:05 (Rx)
Panos 4:56 (115#)
Ferg 4:37 (Rx)
Joe D 7:57 (Rx)
Ray 9:33 (Rx)
Jill 5:35 (75#)
Mike F 3:39 (Rx)
Swine 3:39 (Rx)


Cindy said...

Hannah, you've been both an inspiration and influence for me. Thanks for welcoming me to CrossFit and being a friend and coach along my own journey. I love you girl ... Happy Birthday!

Swine said...

Happy Birthday Hannah You always make my day a little better when I see you at the box becuase I know you will give it your all everytime and I am a happier and better person for knowing you.

Jason Lyons said...

happy birthday girl. you have made amazing progress in a year and it has been a pleasure to watch. i am glad that we both started together and i am sure we will both be there together in the end. i expect a pr tomorrow. my ass will be counting for you if you need it!

Ray said...

Hannah rocks!

Nikki said...

Happy birthday Hannah! I second what Aimee said about your Angie... It was one of the most inspirational and motivational things I've ever witnessed. I admire your determination - you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!

Megs said...

Happy Birthday, Hannah! You always fight 100%! Enjoy your day. No one seems to be bringing up your Eva WOD! I know Cindy remembers how you stuck by that marathon WOD :)

Evan said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!!

jen said...

Such a well deserved tribute to you hannah!-- Honesty and gut-wrenching hard work gets you the respect and results you deserve, girl, and i got nothin' but respect for you! -- WODs always feel better with hannah's spirit in the box! ~ Celebrate your awesome self today-- Here's to another great year! Happy Happy Birthday- Enjoy! ~love ya, grans!

Hannah said...

I appreciate the shout-outs everyone! aimee and jason, words cannot express how grateful I am for changing my life. crossfit changes your life...I am healthy again. I could go down the list and tell each and every one of you the inspiration you have shed on my life. it is more than working out to me...I've learned more about myself and what I am capable of in the last year than the previous 10. Enjoy Grace today!! Don't dissapoint, its my FAVORITE!! I want some awesome PRs today! :)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. ~Denis Watley

(I am sharing my adventure with all of you!!! thank you!!)

Chris P. said...


I remember one of the first days I was ever at KoP, you were doing double unders and I was in awe that you were so graceful doing them. And then working on that team wod a few weeks ago was just awesome. A well deserved tribute!

KDitty said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Laura Pappas said...

Han - Happy Birthday from me and Tim, sorry we didn't get online yesterday! Its been great working out with you over the past year, your intesity is contagious and your determination is amazing!

Nicole said...

That was a well deserved tribute to you Hannah! I already wished you a happy b-day on fb. I just wanted to say a little something. You are one heck of a strong woman both mentally and physically. There are some wods that I can never imagine doing and you take it by the balls and get it done every single time! You always give 100%. I wish I could be more like that. You push me and every single person in there. I really hope you had a great weekend! I love ya!!! :)