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I got married after college and had my 2 children. As a family we spent a great deal of time outdoo... [more]
I got married after college and had my 2 children. As a family we spent a great deal of time outdoors hiking, camping, skiing, swimming and well just ….being active. I have been extremely fortunate in that I have never been sick, injured or unable to do the things I enjoy doing. I am very grateful for that!! I started reffing women’s lacrosse the summer Cristofer was born. I currently officiate at the college level and that requires I stay fit.
I remember when I turned 40 everything hurt and I felt like I was falling apart. I thought to myself, how will I ever make it to 50? Those ten years flew by and when I turned 50 I felt worse. I had already had one minor knee surgery and the doc told me I couldn’t run any more for training. He told me I had to start cross training. I knew he was right I just didn’t want to stop running so I ran in the woods. That lasted a few more years then I really had to stop because my knees felt so badly. Then I injured my shoulder building a patio in my back yard. It was hurting all the time and I had very little range of motion. I was losing interest in working out and I was feeling my age, which sucked. The summer of 2010 I started doing P90X. I worked at it hard for about 3 months then it was back to feeling no motivation to work out in my basement. I was using my elliptical for all my work outs (also in my basement) and was slowing losing interest in everything.
Last Thanksgiving, my niece and nephew, Becca and Lam, were talking about Crossfit and how awesome it was. It sparked my interest so I did some research on line. Really??? Me, olympic lifting?? I was interested in a change and needed something to motivate me again, but my reservations about joining a gym were huge. I have only been a member of a “gym” once in my life, years ago. I just didn’t see myself going to a gym to work out. I finally agreed to give it a shot.
I went to a “Friends and Family” day right after Christmas, 2011 and honestly that was all it took. I was hooked. I never in a million years would have predicted how much I love waking up at 5am to get to the gym to work out 3 mornings a week. Not when I was feeling so unmotivated only a few short months prior. One of the things I like most about Crossfit is the short bursts of high intensity WOD’s. I have always been a sprinter, not a distance runner, so I feel like these work outs were built for me. I am challenged every day and have grown both as an athlete physically and mentally. Who knew there were still some years left in me to learn as an athlete?? I can honestly say, I am in the best shape I have ever been in. And I am motivated again! Once again, I can chase those college girls up and down the lacrosse field and actually stay up with them.
I would have never guessed that the biggest benefit of all is the community, camaraderie, support, positive encouragement and friendships I have gained just from being a member at CrossfitKOP. Wow! That says a lot! I am so grateful for all that Crossfit brings into my life. I love working out with Cris too! (when I can wake him up…haha).
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