I started CrossFit Spokane a little over a year ago. I had tried a little bit of weightlifting and CrossFit in college, but life (married, kids, work) kept me from being active.
Making some life changes, I got into the gym and loved it. I remember the first week felt awful, but great at the same time. It was hard but I kept coming. I don’t have to be the fastest one or lift the most weight or get the most reps. I just have to be there. I have to find my limits.
Now I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m able to tag along on nearly any activity – run, pick-up football, all day shoveling and splitting wood – with no preparation and almost no fatigue or soreness.
I have made some great friends and love the community of CrossFit Spokane. We encourage each other, celebrate the daily results but cheer loudest for the last one done. I’ve been able to get to know a lot of people in the gym and help push them when they need it and help pull back when that’s needed too. It’s a fun family of misfits.
I’ve seen my back squat and deadlift add almost 100 pounds in the last year while adding 75 to my bench. I went from barely being able to jump rope to doing over 100 double unders unbroken.