When first starting CrossFit I had all of the typical fears many people have. I was terrified of being too weak, the WOD’s look impossible, and I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of a group of strangers. This is contrary to everything that takes place inside a CrossFit box. Since day-one I have been welcomed and encouraged by each member in the gym, they bring me back day after day. I finish last in several WODs but I also have the most cheerleaders when once I do finish.
I recently got my first muscle-up and I was not part of a class when I did it but everyone in the gym cheered just the same. Each day I walk into the box I could reach a new PR, nail a movement I have been working on for weeks, or not finish last in a WOD. Seeing the subtle differences in myself makes the WODs just a little more bearable.
1889 has given me a group of friends to workout with, a group of people who want to see me succeed just as much as I want to see them succeed, a group of coaches who push me to do better, people to hold me accountable for my diet, and a place to release all of the day’s stress. Today, CrossFit is my home, it is my favorite place to be. I love the coaches, I love the members, I love everything except for thrusters.