Resilience and community are the two most powerful aspects of CrossFit. Here are some thoughts on both.
After attending the 2016 CrossFit Games I realized that I watch very little of the actual competition. It’s not that I don’t enjoy watching the athletes character on display, it’s because there is something going on at the Games that I can’t catch later on ESPN or Facebook. What is important to me is the people and the relationships that are built. I like to get out and talk to people from all over the world. I always learn so much and I’m humbled by the universal bond CrossFitters share. That is where the magic is and it can’t be made up by watching replays.
A Sisu Story
This goes out to all of us that have been or are going through a set back. In CrossFit, we get to see the power of the human spirit. The innate nature to triumph over hardship, to show resilience, and to fight back together against pain are my favorite things about CrossFit.
On the left is Mat Fraser after he broke his back (L5) in 2009 and had surgery to put 2 plates and 6 screws on the vertebrae in his lower back. Doctors told him he would never be able to train at a competitive capacity again. On the right is after he won the title of Fittest Man in the World at this years CrossFit Games!
We need our hardships and setbacks, it makes us stronger. Every setback it set up for a comeback. Use it to come back better than before. Let it hold your arm up in triumph!