Real Life and CrossFitting with My Daughters
I am constantly asked, “why do I do CrossFit” and “why do I always talk about it”?
My reasons are much the same as most people who choose this sport. Competition, community and camaraderie, just to name a few. Pushing myself beyond what I think I can do, challenging myself to be the best I can be, just for that day is always my goal and it starts at the gym.
Often times, I’m close to the oldest person in the room and I try really hard not to let that intimidate me. I remind myself that the workout is between me and me. I am so grateful for my fellow athletes who always motivate and encourage me to keep showing up and giving every workout, everything I have. The coaches, even when they aren’t coaching, inspire us endlessly.
When I was younger and raising a family, keeping up with my kids was just part of being a parent. That has not changed just because I am older and they are grown up with families of their own. I am still a parent and now a grandparent. Keeping up with my “people” and complacency do not play well together in the sandbox. Contentment, peace and joy are the direct result of being strong, able to play, run and participate fully in life. This sport simply makes me better.
God blessed me with this one body, for this one life and I choose to keep crashing head on into it for as long as I can. I will never be the athlete that goes to the Games but I will CrossFit with my daughters, hike with my sons and play endlessly with my grandkids for as long as I can. I do what I have to so I can continue to do what I love to do. May you find and embrace your “why”!
My “Why” is my tribe and why I will always talk about CrossFit.