Doing Crossfit for the first time
I still remember my first official CrossFit class. I was intimidated, but once everyone had been partnered up and started working on their strength, I think it was back squats, we all just pushed for ourselves and encouraged each other not to stop. After the strength work, we prepared for the WOD. I don’t remember what it was specifically, but it was the hardest I had ever pushed. That is one thing that I and many other new CrossFit athletes have experienced; there is no better way to drive yourself than through these group classes. You are sweating, pushing, seeing everyone else pushing their limits, it makes you feel like you need to do the same as well. There is no point in giving up because you are motivated by those who surround you. Before you know it, the clock is up, and you’re in a heap of sweat, your body is exhausted, you look around and see everyone else in a similar state. You’re so glad that it is finally over. Right when you thought you were going to give up, you pushed until the end and you can finally breathe. After you catch your breath you are flooded by the high fives of everyone congratulating each other. At that point, you know that this is where you belong.