Society does a great job at telling people they’re not good enough. There’s always someone out there who is better, faster, and stronger at everything under the sun. In more recent years, social media has played an even bigger part at letting people know just how unworthy they are. People constantly aren’t getting the job, didn’t make the team, didn’t make the cut, didn’t quite measure up, failed the test, and the list goes on. It’s so easy to get discouraged and frustrated, feeling like you’re just not good enough, but if you walk into just about any CrossFit box, you’ll quickly realize that the energy there is nothing but uplifting. Walk into a CrossFit box and it’s likely you’ll see a group of people cheering each other on. Sometimes the entire box is huddled around one person, encouraging them to finish just one last rep. Chances are at one point in time, you’ve been that person. You’ve felt an entire room come around you and cheer you on and literally tell you to keep going while the sweat is pouring down your body. You’ve had other athletes and coaches yell at you to get up just one more time, one more rep, to keep going, you’ve got it, and that you’re doing awesome. Now that the CrossFit Open is underway, you’re even more likely to see people not only cheering each other on, but seeing people achieving movements for the very first time that they never thought was humanly possible. Young people, older people, people with all sorts of disabilities are competing in The Open. Our very own Gabby is our youngest competitor at just seven years old and she’s killing the workouts. At CFDF, Saturday’s during The Open is certainly something you don’t want to miss. It’s encouraging to watch everyone compete against each other, compete against themselves, beat previous PRs, achieve movements they never thought were possible, and cheer each other on. That’s what’s so great about CrossFit. Everyone has each other’s backs when it feels like the rest of the world doesn’t.
To those who are competing in the Open, we are so proud of each of you! We are watching you and congratulate you for all of your personal PRs and accomplishments! Keep up the good work! It’s not over yet.
This month’s athlete of the month is Joe Hock. He is going to school and hoping to become a firefighter in the near future. He loves being outside, hanging with friends and his puppy, Liberty.
April 11, 2014 I was on my motorcycle and got hit by a couple of cars. I wasn’t supposed to be alive after breaking my face, neck, back, and shoulder, but here I am. I came to CFDF scared about my level of fitness and that Tadd and Dwayne would be less sympathetic and helpful and I couldn’t be more wrong. They absolutely took me in with an open mind and with their knowledge of the sport, have helped me become even stronger that I was before! CFDF is an awesome family and everyone is so friendly and encouraging and helpful. I couldn’t have found a more friendly place to spend my time.
We are so proud of you Joe. We have seen your hard work and dedication and are so happy to watch your progress. When it seems like the world is going against you, know that CFDF always has your back, because as always, we roll deep!