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Play The Game Like Tricia Does

She’s Coach Paul’s sister.  She’s Todd’s wife.  She’s Sean’s mother, Jenn A. and Gayle’s sister-in-law.

But she’s our Tricia. And Shoreline CrossFit would be lacking pounds of positivity without her.


I mean it.  Last week, I asked Tricia how her workout was, and she proceeded to tell me that it was “wonderful” (a typical response), but then she explained why.  She told me that she hasn’t been able to run, amongst many other activities at CrossFit, in a year, and that on this day, she was able to run again.

A year, and to be quite honest, I hadn’t realized that it had been that long.


Because she NEVER complained and she ALWAYS smiled.  Sure, at first she asked for modifications, but eventually she learned what movements to do in place of others, gladly accepted them, and performed them well.

Why is Tricia able to remain so positive? Well, I can’t be exactly sure (I didn’t tell her that I was writing this blog), but I am pretty sure that she would echo the words of NFL coach and former player, Mike Singletary, below:

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”

 As last night’s blog encouraged us to do, Tricia focuses on what she can do rather than what she cannot.  She is grateful that she can play the game.  So, when she comes in, she plays hard.

And smiles the entire time she plays...

So, here’s to Tricia.  We’re glad that you’re able to run again.  But more than that, we’re happy to get to “play” beside you, and hopefully we can take an inkling of your positivity to make our “game” better along the way.

Keep smilin’, Trish…

Jorge, lookin' good!

Jorge, lookin’ good!

If little Shana can make target, everyone can!  Way to go Shana!

If little Shana can make target, no excuses! Way to go Shana!

3 Responses for Play The Game Like Tricia Does

  1. Tricia Anderson:
    September 17, 2013 09:50 am

    LP – I am both honored and humbled by your words of encouragement about me and my family. They are the joy in my life and the reason I CF to stay healthy and happy. It is such a gift to be apart of the amazing SCF family. Thank you for being the best coach/mentor and friend. I am truly blessed 🙂

  2. Tricia Anderson:
    September 17, 2013 10:12 am

    Oh and the other reason “I play the game” because I freakin’ love it. It’s loud, dirty, sweaty and all mine. I get pushed around all day by life and work, here I get to push some weight around back. I love to heave that heavy bar bell over my head drop it from the top. Take that world! The heavier the better. I love to fall in a heap of exhaustion at the end of a WOD. I just accomplished something great. It truly makes me feel like a woman !

  3. Amy:
    September 17, 2013 04:16 pm

    Love this. I always enjoy taking a class with Tricia…. doesn’t happen often enough, but I agree, her attitude is infectious!!

    Not to mention, the willpower of manning the door at Ben & Jerry’s without indulging!! LOL. 😉