When I was five years old I participated in ice-skating and horse-back riding. After a whileI gave up on them because they were getting too difficult or I just felt too tired. I was a quitter then but now I know to never give up. CrossFit has taught me that I am a fighter, that I must keep pushing myself and never make excuses. For volleyball I can jump higher and dive lower. For excruciating track practices I tell myself “At least I’m running instead of doing prowlers.” Now, I look forward to the WOD and the calluses. Nobody would expect such a petite girl could be tough.
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton
During indoor track last year I was teaching football players how to deadlift in our weight room because their form was atrocious. A few years ago I would have never done a high school sport. In the future, I hope to try competitive CrossFit, the Spartan Super, and pole vault. I thank my parents, coaches, and the CCF community, without them I would have never had the drive to get off of the couch and do crazy things like mud runs and climbing courses. To anyone thinking about trying CrossFit, do it, you will discover that you are so much stronger than you thought you were.