Ode To Alex

One word:  Tireless

Two words: Amazing grace

Incessantly upbeat

Creating a carefree place.

Known as “Mr. Double Under”

Watch out!

“Here Comes the Thunder!”

Open–

Most of the time

Amenable–

Except on burpee grind

“Change the WOD?” I say.

“Sure, why not?”

“Add 100 burpees,” he says

My stomach inevitably knots.

Afterwards, I can’t breathe

“Well, it was a good idea,” I say.

“Until I consulted you.”

(Note my look of dismay).

Talkative–

Understatement?

Mindful of others–

Committed 100 percent

Passionate–

To say the least

Dedicated–

Energy that never ceased.

Attentive–

The smallest detail

Encouraging–

“You didn’t fail.”

Kind–

Always a smile

No matter the circumstance

Or the trial.

Serious?

Occasionally

Competitve

Invariably.

Funny?

Depends who you ask

It’s hard to laugh

When you need an oxygen mask.

Seriously—

Alex you can depend

Most importantly,

He’s a friend.

Happy Birthday, Alex!!