We all do CrossFit for different reasons. Sometimes people’s reasons change over time. Some of us just want a good workout. Some of us have goals to be able to play with our grandchildren when we get older. Some have aspirations to go to the Games. Some have aspirations to compete locally and to continue to get better at local competitions. Some want to lift more weight. Some want to get faster. Some want to get skinnier. Some want to become trainers. There are hundreds of different reasons why we come into The Point and bust our butts.
Not one reason is more important than the other. I would hope that we would be supportive of our CrossFit family with whatever their goals are. Instead of scoffing and saying, “Psh good luck with that.” We should offer encouragement and motivation. Although our goals all may be different, they all need the support of our CrossFit family to accomplish.
Watching the CrossFit Regionals this past weekend it was really cool to watch Cassidy Duffield from CrossFit SLC. I saw a post that she shared that I wanted to share here.
“I feel like it has been awhile since I’ve had an authentic post about what’s really happening with me. Believe it or not, It’s not always happy giggling and power slides on trikes or sun bathing on platforms for me! So here’s the real talk. The weekend is finally approaching! To be completely honest, the last few weeks have been a complete shit storm of emotions for me. I’ve been working through self doubt, excitement, stress, anger, feeling overwhelmed, and in addition to everything, a new injury. Some days I’m on top of the world and feel invincible, and other days I walk out crying because I can’t seem to get anything to feel right. I’m familiar with the highs and lows of preparing for a competition and I understand it’s the name of the game. It’s why we train. It’s what gets us going back day after day and working our asses off. It’s trusting the process and remembering why you started. I feel incredibly grateful for the support from people in literally every aspect of my life. Family, friends, co-workers, clients, sponsors and coaches. I can’t begin to explain how loved and supported I’ve felt while preparing for this. I’ve decided to start believing in myself as much as you guys believe in me, I’m certain it will speak volumes for the outcome of the weekend. Most of you know this shit did not come easy for me, and it’s a goal that I’ve had since I started. Thanks for the love and support everyone! I earned my spot this weekend and I’ve put in countless hours, sweat, blood, and lots of tears…I’m leaving it all out on the floor!”
It’s been inspiring to be a spectator on the outside looking in and to see how she has progressed. She has had this goal from the beginning. It didn’t come easy for her but with the support from her family, friends, co-workers, coaches she was able to accomplish something great.
This is the kind of support system we need to continue to have at The Point. We need to unconditionally support our athletes in their endeavors. Whether we make it to Regionals as a team or have individuals make it to Regionals in the future I believe it will come down to the kind of support those athletes receive from their box family. If we have future podium winners in marathons and 5ks and 10ks and Spartans and whatever other competition out there; it must start in the box.
The Point family is something special. You all have done so many amazing things together. I’m not only talking about physical accomplishments but social accomplishments as well. I look back over the past 4 and a half years and am in awe with all that you have accomplished in bettering your world around you.
Thank you all for being the kind of people I aspire to be like. Continue working hard and never forget to lift up your brother or sister standing right beside you.