Strong Is More Than Strength
Being active has been a part of my life since I was young, with long distance running being my primary activity. I have done many other cross training sports and activities, but I was ready to try something new.
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough. CrossFit was only for super strong and athletic people! There was no way I could do that.
But then finally, I gave it a shot-and I am now hooked!!
I am definitely the weakest person in all of my classes- having to scale everything down- but I don’t mind. And it doesn’t seem that anyone else cares about that either! Everyone is so nice and supportive. Then I started the rowing club. And again- I’m the slowest- but the support from everyone is unbelievable…
And it’s so much fun!!
It is extremely challenging, which I love! Between the regular Friction classes, and the rowing, I can already tell that I have become a stronger runner. I’ll be running my 10th marathon in the spring, and I am looking forward to seeing what CrossfFt does as a part of my training regime.
Author: Renee Rivers
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