Team of 2 complete for time:
100 Ground to Overhead
“Endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility are developed through training, and these adaptations manifest as measurable changes in the body. Coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy are developed through practice and these adaptations come about through changes in the nervous system. Power and speed have equal requirements for training and practice.” – Greg Glassman
I had not heard of CrossFit until a lady I worked with started talking about this gym that was different than most gyms. My friend, Rita, and I had already decided we wanted to start working out. This was in May 09. We started walking.
I mentioned CrossFit to Rita and we decided we would check out the internet and then we actually went to the gym in June. At this point we were introduced to Jen. She is a great advocate and really excited me. I was so intimidated, everyone seemed so perfect but welcoming. We worked out with Jen, Matt and Kathy. Kathy, your workout was the hardest. We decided to join. I like the nontraditional aspect of CrossFit and the encouragement I received from every coach I worked out with. The intimidation factor became less and less. It was so comforting that everyone made such an effort to know your name. I was impressed. Kris Freeman was initially my favorite instructor. I couldn’t pinpoint why but as I have gotten to know him better I think I now know. I enjoy every coach as my comfort level and confidence have built up. I have found out that I can do more than I ever thought I could. Many times I thought I would never complete the workout but did. I still do not exercise as prescribed and wonder if I ever will but the sky is the limit.
My husband tells me you never fail until you quit. I have always struggled with my weight so I feel like I have been on a diet since I was twelve. The thing that has been different is CrossFit. I start workout programs but have never been successful in staying focused for any length of time. The CrossFit community has helped me with this and held me accountable.
I feel I am just beginning my journey and am honored I have been recognized. Although I feel like I do not deserve Athlete of the Month, this encourages me to work even harder toward my goals.