I've always enjoyed fitness and sports. I've stayed active over the years with the traditional gym, mountain biking and running. For several years my work outs consisted of going to the gym, pumping some iron, chatting with friends and calling and it a work out. After a several years of this, and some serious joint pain, I got tired of that routine and wanted something new.
So, I started running half marathons. I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment but really didn’t enjoy the process. I would spend a lot of hours just running. For some reason this type of training left me feeling tired and weak. I found it increasingly difficult to get motivated to go on another “long- run”.
I heard about crossfit from friends and was nervous to join. I heard all the discussions about how hard the workouts are and I thought you needed to be a super athlete to crossfit. Despite my apprehensions, I started in Jan 2011 as a New Year’s resolution to get out of my comfort zone and try something new and challenging.
Fast forward a year and it’s amazing the benefits that I’ve received as a result of “Crossfitting”. This process has made me aware of my potential physically, mental and spiritually. It has made me a better husband, father and businessman. It’s reminded me of what it takes to achieve something of worth and value. It takes true effort, focus and determination. I’ve paid that price over the last year and I’m in better shape now than I was in my twenties and thirties. I’m more focused in my business and have more energy than my children (most of the time). I’m grateful to have found crossfit and to be a part of the crossfit family.