A simple question to reflect upon, “Why do you CrossFit?” Is it because of the constantly varied, functional movements at high intensities? Is it the competitive drive to finish a WOD? Is it because you want to live a long, healthy life? Is it because you want to be a role model for your kids? I was asked this question recently and in the midst of answering, I realized my reasons for doing CrossFit have changed.
When I first started CrossFit, I thought it was the coolest thing to throw heavy weight around. I did it because there was something different every day and I looked forward to Wednesdays which was our strength day back at my old gym. I did it because it made me feel stronger during a time when I was mentally weak. If I could make it through the tough WODs, I could get through anything.
Now, I still enjoy the feeling of being able to lift heavy and gutting through the tough WODs but I also look to my future. I CrossFit because I want to be a strong role model for my nephews and any future babies. I CrossFit because I want to be able to live a long, healthy life without having to become a pill popper in my old age. I refuse to let my family health history define me. I CrossFit because I want to.
So, I pose the same question to you, my fellow Intrepids, why do you CrossFit? Has your reason for doing CrossFit changed since you first started? What keeps you coming back for more? There are no right or wrong answers here but I would like to hear from you. Post your answers to comments.
**On another note, the Summer Shakedown Team Competition is Saturday, August 31 at Red Wolf CrossFit in Huntington Beach. The day of the competition, athletes will complete 3 games level WODs. Registration opens in 8 days from today on June 29 at 12noon. There is a limit of 4 teams per gym. We’d like to get the teams finalized, so if you are interested in competing, please let one of the coaches know ASAP!**
And finally, we’d like to wish Fady (camera shy!) a very happy birthday! Fady is one of our newer Intrepids and has been spotted in our 5, 6, and 7PM classes. Have a wonderful birthday celebration!