So proud of our member Robyn, check out her story:
"On this day two years ago I took my first CrossFit class. It was challenging but also invigorating. Over the following weeks I learned that the limits I thought I was bound by were self-imposed. After some classes I would be so exhausted, but also in wonder at it, like “I just DID that??” The feeling of accomplishment and badassity are a great motivator.
CrossFit Hard was different from other gyms I tried previously, right from the first day. When I walked in a woman I never met before greeted me as she was leaving. On the first day of the challenge one of the owners came up and started talking to me, and made me feel welcome. The classes were led by amazing coaches who ensured me I could continue when I felt there was no way I could, and the whole class gave each other encouragement and cheered each other on. These may seem like little things but to me they were important.
When I decided to continue after the six-week challenge, I had no idea I would still be in love with CrossFit this far into the future. I just knew it made me feel better, that aches and pains I had been living with were going away or already gone, and that I felt strong after the workout of the day (WOD). It was a community and I felt welcome there.
I am so grateful that I had the nerve to try CrossFit. I have made some amazing friends and learned so much about myself. CrossFit helped me change my life. Since starting:
--I can run a sprint three times farther without stopping
--I can row 1000 m in half the time
--I can do Rx (on the floor) push-ups (I used to scale on a box)
--I can do hanging knee raises (after hundreds of ring rows! I couldn’t hang from the bar before)
--I can deadlift 215 lbs
--I finished all of the CrossFit Games Open workouts this year
--I got my name on the gym leaderboard for an Olympic lift
--I see myself as “athletic” for the first time
--I can move around much more easily and can lift heavy things
--My mood is generally better and I am more optimistic about problems and challenges
Hope this amazing story motivates you! When you see Robyn give her a high five!
Stay healthy and get motivated!
Cycle 1 Day 20
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The question of the day:
What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
Sumo Deadlift (5 Sets of 4 Reps)
Every 3:00 for 5 rounds:
4 Sumo Deadlifts @ 80%
Calories on Bike
Rx+ - 95/65
Rx - 75/55
Sc - as needed.