In life there are great days and there are horrible days, times of joy and times of sadness, but in either case it is nice to be surrounded by friends and family. On a great day you want to share your excitement and when life strikes you with a low blow, you want to be surrounded by support. The community of CrossFit is absolutely unmatched. Just like the theme song to the old TV show Cheers, “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same.”
Day in and day out, one thing I look forward to is going to the box. These are my people and they are AWESOME. They are there to help me celebrate victories and to help pick me up after suffering a loss. When I don’t make it to the box, I miss it. My body might feel beat up from 5 days of WODs in a row, but on that much deserved rest day I find myself still wanting to head on in, even if it is just to hang out. There is something special about being surrounded by people that have very similar goals and values, especially when they are so positive. CrossFitters live life big, they don’t watch it pass on by. The spirit and passion for this unique sport spills out of the box and into the other facets of your life. It creates confidence and opens the door to possibility. When you are able to meet goal, after goal, after goal, at CrossFit and do all of these things that you never thought you would ever be able to do, it changes you mindset. It enables a better you. It shows you that things you thought were impossible are possible and if you can do it at the box, why can’t you do it at home or at work. Being surrounded by a group of people that all get this, understand it, and support you, is amazing.