Ward Willis

Ward Willis

Kenzai Member
Head Trainer

Kenzai on Location.

  • May 25th, 2019 at 9:20PM

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I spent much of the week with family in New York City. Highlights included:

*Stepson Evan graduating from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
*Evan accepting with joy and enthusiasm his graduation gift...a Kenzai membership
*Rubbing elbows with Jim Matt: https://kenzai.me/jimm2015/blog/may-20-surprise
*Going 7 for 7 in the workouts
*Tearing into a few Manhattans with the hipsters in Brooklyn
*Crushing some jerk chicken and tacos in Harlem
*Seeing Kenzai All Star LBW's (https://kenzai.me/liz/blog) pal Pos in a play in the park

Week Three was always going to be a mixed bag. Some celebrating. A little vacation flavor. And some Kenzai. No regrets at all. Will be pushing hard for home. Blast on, Beach goers.

Song of the Day: Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z https://vimeo.com/29885705

Other photos:

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19 comments

Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
3 months ago

Looks like you’re having a ball in my old stomping ground. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, sounds just like mine. Congrats Evan!
btw, you probably know but the song playing in that Empire State of Mind vid is a cover. Original one is here: https://vimeo.com/29885705


    Alastair M.Alastair M.Kenzai Run | Day 47 (Member)
    3 months ago

    love seeing your updates Ward. Your family is ticking off acheivments - great work


      Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
      Assistant Trainer3 months ago

      Looking super fly in your pic. Glad you had a lovely time, looking forward to seeing Evan on the blogs soon!


        Amanda EllistonAmanda EllistonKenzai Chisel | Day 18 (Member)
        Assistant Trainer3 months ago

        Congrats on all fronts!


          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
          Head Trainer3 months ago

          @Sean - Link updated. Thanks for the assist!


            Waldemar S.Waldemar S.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
            3 months ago

            congrats!


              Fiona S.Fiona S.Kenzai Member
              3 months ago

              What a great week! Well done Evan. That food looks yum!


                Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 19 (Member)
                3 months ago

                Sounds like a great holiday. Congrats to Evan and his parents, who helped make him the man he is. Hope he had a great experience at Columbia - one of my sons is headed there for grad school this fall.


                  Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 26 (Member)
                  3 months ago

                  Congrats Evan, Belinda and Wardo! Great stuff! Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences sounds like a hoot!


                    Nikita K.Nikita K.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 26 (Member)
                    3 months ago

                    Congrats to Evan, this is big deal! And I loved your post, got me some Brooklyn vibes


                      Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Member
                      3 months ago

                      Congrats Evan. All grown up!


                        Stephanie D.Stephanie D.Kenzai Member
                        3 months ago

                        Solid work Ward. Love that photo.


                          Silvia D.Silvia D.Reboot | Day 19 (Member)
                          3 months ago

                          ENJOY and have fun! ..congratulations to Evan :)


                            Elissa ImranElissa ImranReboot | Day 19 (Member)
                            Trainer3 months ago

                            Looks like a fab trip!


                              Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
                              3 months ago

                              Columbia Masters is one thing, but in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (I had to copy/paste to get this right) that's another...Big Hi-5 on that one. So cool to watch our kiddos (I have step-children too) make these kinda accomplishments, makes me smile. BTW, I'll be at Allagash Brewing on Friday...


                                Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                Head Trainer3 months ago

                                @Scott - WTF. This Friday!


                                  Evan S.Evan S.Kenzai Member
                                  3 months ago

                                  Many thanks for all your kind words everyone! I appreciate them all


                                    Viji A.Viji A.Kenzai Member
                                    3 months ago

                                    Congrats to Evan! Sounds like your trip was the perfect way to celebrate...esp the tacos and jerk chicken ;)


                                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                      Head Trainer3 months ago

                                      @Evan - Welcome back to Kenzai!!!!!


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