I started with Beartooth Crossfit at the end of May, 2014. Feeling slow, skinny-fat, and scared, interestingly enough, I found myself looking forward to the 4:30 workout and mostly the people. I walk through the Beartooth Crossfit doors at 4:20 (actually4:35, damn traffic) carrying the sluggish devil on my shoulder telling me to just go home, come back another day or noticing I have a hang nail and that will probably impede my performance. But then I see all the friendly faces, hear the warm hellos and the beat of music and I want to stay. I want to stay not because I want a rock hard body, well that is part of it, I stay because I feel at ease and I want my coach to push me a little harder so I can have all of the benefits crossfit can give me.
It is not an easy task to work full-time, be a mom, a wife, and try to remember who I am. But that is exactly it. I know who I am when I rack the weight from my back squat max. Stereotypes have surrounded me my entire life, code for the blonde hair jokes. Over the past year I have gained satisfaction proving I am more than a hair color. The first time I went up the rope or at least the first time I attempted to go up the rope, I was the awkward 8 year old in gym class all over again. With some hard work and help from my coach, I was up the rope in 3 pulls and I have the rope burns and scars to prove it. I can’t think of one move that when I started I looked like I was riding a bike for the first time without training wheels. But just like riding a bike, I have kept climbing back on with torn palms and scuffed up shins.
I accept this award with the utmost sincerity. I truly believe Beartooth Crossfit has the most exceptional staff and by far the most exceptional members. J Thank you for being my support through all the falls and crashes life brings and thank you for continuing to believe in this working full-time, wife and mother of 3. J