Well, it was a weekend with Tracy really. I just got home last night from spending a weekend with my best bud Tracy Reifkind. Here are just a few things we did...
We had a lot of fun paling around California while her husband, Mark Reifkind was busy teaching at the very first RKC in San Jose.
We ran around taking pictures of all the RKC candidates. The San Jose venue was really nice. It was held at San Jose University.
Going to the RKC dinner was so much fun! I got to visit with some of my favorite instructors, like Brett Jones.
I FINALLY got to meet Yoana and Franz Snideman! I have been reading both of their blogs for months... it was way cool to finally meet them both in person. What a very nice, upbeat couple! They are just what I imagined them to be, only better. Here is Yoana, Tracy and myself... unfortunately Franz was stuck behind the camera.
Here is Mark Reifkind with the next generation of Kettlebell elite... baby Mariana Snideman. My prediction is little Mariana may go through a phase of rebellion with marathon running.
One of the coolest things about going to an RKC event is meeting amazing and inspirational coaches. Dan John is someone I have admired since I have started training. His messages are always enlightening. He is the type of coach who inspires me to do better and train harder as well as be a better coach to my students. Meeting him in person was a real treat.
Of course the Evil Russian, Pavel was there. What a truly generous guy. Always a pleasure to see him. Tracy and I got a quick photo before I had to dash off to catch my plane back to Minnesota. I really had a great time in California.
There is so much more to tell about my weekend with Tracy in California... I will have to save it for another time. It's overwhelming really; Tracy and I are so like minded and we are making some interesting discoveries!