But we don't want it to be because of alcohol.
We believe you can better celebrate with accomplishments than alcohol. We believe in starting the New Year off right, and that doesn't mean making a resolution: it means achieving something.
On New Year's Eve 2008, CrossFit Monterey had an impromptu "PR Party." Due to circumstances I originally considered unfortunate, I was forced to go for the PR deadlift I'd been planning to do during the day, late that night. Of course, I invited all my friends to come hang out. Thus the PRs began: I pulled a 20lb PR deadlift. Russ PR'd his press, chest-to-bar pullups, and muscle-ups. Two of our athletes, Alex and John, also added 20lbs to their deadlifts.
It turns out the circumstances that led to this party weren't unfortunate at all. We've decided to make the PR party a CrossFit Monterey tradition. This New Years Eve, Russ and I will be at the gym, hitting PRs like nobody's business. We're going to invite all of our athletes, and anyone else who wants to join us. We hope that a lot of people decide to start the New Year off like this: amongst good friends, working hard, and improving ourselves.
This is our challenge to you as a CrossFitter, and especially to all the CrossFit affiliates out there: Host your own PR party. Serve Paleo food. Invite every CrossFitter you know. If you read this blog and train at an affiliate, suggest it to them. And if you're CrossFitting on your own and have no place to go, you're more than welcome at CrossFit Monterey.
You want to be part of the fitness revolution? This is your chance.