Basketball has always been a part of my life. I was lucky enough to be able
to keep playing after high school. After I graduated college and my basketball career came to an end I felt kind of lost.
All my life I had always been part of a team and suddenly I didn’t have a team and my life lacked structure. I dabbled in other activities trying to find structure and challenge myself. But, I always felt like something was missing. I
really missed being part of a team.
After a few years of searching I found CrossFit Recursive and their six week challenge. CrossFit had intrigued me for some time but I always intimidated to try and start it on my own.
When I found this six week challenge and saw it was for a small group for beginners I decided to give it a try. When it came time for the first class I was nervous, but, quickly learned there was no need to be.
I immediately felt welcomed by the group and all the coaches. And, I’ve continued to feel that way ever since even when I transitioned from the small group class to the regular class.
As I continued to attend CrossFit classes I learned that there would be the opportunity for our class to compete in the CrossFit Open. I decided to signed up for it and decided to give it a try.
My goal was just to try and finish these workouts. I looked at the first and decided not to scale it, and, to my surprise I RX’d the entire workout. After that, I decided to try and RX the other workouts; and, with the support of the coaches and other participants I was able to RX the other workouts too.
CrossFit and competing in the Open has made me realize how much I’m truly capable of. I love the community of CrossFit Recursive; it has truly filled the void that I was missing for all those years.