After some major convincing, another member, Carlyle Schomberg got me to come to my first On Ramp. As a former student athlete, I heard my strength coaches voice their negative opinions about CrossFit for 4 years, not to mention the publicized injuries from the workouts. Needless to say I was extremely hesitant. Thank goodness Carlyle was persuasive.
My first impression was basically love at first sight. The majority of the movements were already very familiar to me but once the competitive component was added I couldn’t get enough. As of today, nothing has changed from my first impression. I actually get super frustrated if I miss a class and sometimes even pout about it. Every day is a different struggle and I love the fact that every time I think that I am in shape, I couldn’t be further from the truth.
Right now I am working on everything, I want to try to improve in every movement possible. I would say my biggest point of emphasis is flexibility. I feel that with increased flexibility, I will be better situated to make gains in multiple movements (OHS, Back Squats, Sotts Press, etc.).
I try to find some sort of victory in every WOD. I guess I would have to say the month of July 2015 was my greatest achievement because I believe I PR’d in around 6 or so movements. It was pretty cool to look up at the board and see it all written out.
My favorite memory at Crossfit 2311 was the Shelter a Vet benefit WOD this past summer. That workout kicked me right in the teeth. It is my favorite memory because it showed how much of a community crossfit really is. People from random place just kept piling in.