Because I was work in the fitness industry I had heard about CrossFit for awhile. I knew a couple of people who had tried it and liked it. Always searching for the next fun workout, I decided to try it.
My first impression was that it was going to be easy. I have taught fitness classes for over 20 years and couldn’t imagine that I would see or hear anything really new to me. Boy was I wrong! That first on ramp workout kicked my butt and I realized how weak I was. I could run, ride, and swim all day long but couldn’t do more than a few correct pushups and zero pullups. Not to mention the Olympic lifts. They were completely new to me. I am still working on my form for the Olympic lifts and I am trying to use a smaller band for my assisted pullups.
My greatest achievement thus far is not quitting. I have several orthopedic issues that hamper my ability to fully complete some of the moves. I have to modify, modify, and modify some more. It gets frustrating sometimes but I can see improvement.
My favorite CF 2311 memory has been doing Murph before my son Sam left for the Navy. There were so many emotions going on inside of me and I was just so happy and proud to be a part of such a loving and supportive group. Crossfit 2311 has become a family to me. I don’t ever plan on leaving!