Big Kid At Heart
I like to play. I’m a big kid. I could play almost any competitive group activity for hours.
I think that’s one of the reasons I have enjoyed CrossFit so much these past few months.
I also enjoy working out, and trying to improve my fitness. With CrossFit, I get to do that while hanging out with a bunch of people who want to do the same thing.
My first shot at CrossFit wasn’t successful, having quit after only a month. Looking back, I think I allowed myself to be intimidated by my lack of ability, and I definitely didn’t take advantage of the social support offered by the group at Friction.
I realize now that was a huge mistake.
I love the workouts, but it’s how awesome everyone is at Friction that gets me excited to come to the box. The only issue I have now is that I can’t make it there every day!
Author: Jon Soler
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CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough.
Because my parents were always overweight, I just assumed that was the way I should accept I would turn out because I had poor genes.