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Why Do I Do This?

Why do I do this to myself? Why do I put myself in constant discomfort? Why do I deal with not only the pain of the workout but everything after it? Why do I tear my hands, shins, and pretty much anything else?

I CrossFit because I love it. I love the competition. I love coaching all of our athletes, and I can’t ask them to go to that deep dark place if I have never been there. I love the feeling of beating myself up only to know that I will be better because of it. I constantly do so because I know that I can still be better. No matter how many thrusters, pull-ups, kb swings I do, I have not yet reached my potential as an athlete or a coach. I am driven by the desire to be more than I am. I know I can be the best that I can if I just spend a little bit more time in this awesome community.

I think CrossFit brings out the best in people. You can learn a lot about a person when they are exhausted beyond belief. Are they quiet? Are they aggressive? Odds are that when someone has no extra energy to conceal what they really think. What’s so encouraging about this is at the end of a wod when everyone is exhausted all I see are people being patted on the back, and smiles. So either only nice people come to CrossFit Bartlett, or the CrossFit community world wide is making better people. What do you guys think? Has CrossFit changed more than just your physical ability?

-Chris aka TI

Elliot enjoying some push ups during Angie. Click here for more great pics on Flickr!