I Work to Pay for CrossFit…

I remember a mom telling me she got a part-time job to pay for her kids to do an expensive soccer travel program.  I remember thinking at the time she was nuts.

Yet here I am, working to pay for my passion–CrossFit–and everything that goes along with that.

I’m sure she’d think I was nuts as well.Image result for paying out money

In the last month, I’ve spent a great deal of money on maintaining my body because of CrossFit.

  1. Sprained wrist.  Doctor’s visit
  2. Massage
  3. Chiropractor for scar tissue built up in my hand from ripping
  4. Muscle activation technique to get my muscles working again
  5. Hydrostatic testing for body fat measurements

Throw in life on top of this:

  1. My son broke his finger
  2. I have an eye appointment because I have a partially detached retina from who-knows-when that I have to have monitored
  3. I chipped a tooth and had to have that fixed

And my whole paycheck for the month is gone.  All for body, routine, and emergency maintenance.

I wonder Is it worth it?  All this time and money and aches and pains.

And the answer is always the same:  YES!


For what CrossFit gives me, most of which is indescribable.  An outlet.  A venue.  A community.  A sense of belonging.  A release.  Health.  Happiness.  Fulfillment of a deep need.  Satisfaction.  Confidence.  Goals.  Connections.  Friends.


Ode to CrossFit…

Ode to CrossFit:

In my box

I’m at home.

The one place

I can roll on foam.

And not be different.

Or weird.

Just be me.

Just be feared.

We’re all competitive

Driven in life.

You have to be

To survive White.

Where having muscle

Is the norm.

Snatches, jerks, and cleans

Who wants to conform?

Sore muscles

Bruises galore

Your first pull up

And all you want is more.

You push yourself

Against the clock

One more minute, one more rep…

Evolving solid like a rock.

We’re in this together

You and me

At the end of the WOD

The feeling of free.

Drenched in sweat

The battle cry

Your heart sings

There are no more whys.

Out the door

The euphoria lasts

Carries you through

Who has time for the past?

Tomorrow comes

Another day

You’re pushed and challenged

In so many ways.

But what matters most

Why you keep coming back

You’re stronger in life

And that’s a fact.

So next time you’re asked,

“Why do you CrossFit?”

“It makes me beautiful,” you say

Without missing a beat.