“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell
I’m Mary. A really tall chick in purple Inov-8′s. Sometimes I think I appear a lot stronger to people than I really am. I used to have next-to-zero upper-body strength. We’re working on this. That’s a pic of my dog, Oliver. His favorite food is bacon. We have this in common. Say Hi!
I discovered Crossfit in October, 2011. Aside from the strong community and physical benefits and all things positive that CF can bring into your day to day, there is a also a genuine hard earned peace that is achieved through its progression. This blog is a chronicle of my loads, reps and PR’s, and all the many positive things that CF introduces into my life. I also love to write.
My favorite CF’er, Lucas Parker, sums up the Crossfit experience perfectly:
“Crossfit to me means: Opportunity.
For someone just starting out in Crossfit, Crossfit is an opportunity to change your life for the better; from a physical standpoint, from an emotional standpoint, learning how to deal with stress, and discomfort.
As Crossfitters I think we take for granted the inherent discomfort in what we do.
For a lot of people new to Crossfit, it is a big shock to the system and that can be either a big wake up call, or deterrent. Some people get kind of turned off by that, but if you have that little bit of a spark inside you that says, ‘Hey, I recognize that I’m putting myself into an uncomfortable situation and I’m going to benefit from that.’ There’s a huge opportunity because you can apply that to nearly every situation you come across in life.
So that would be the word that I would use (to describe Crossfit), Opportunity.” – Lucas Parker