The competition floor...
Growing up playing sports, being in the competitive zone was something I was addicted to.
I loved the journey to get there. The hard work, the sweat, the tears. I loved learning what I was capable of and pushing myself to new levels.
I found CrossFit in 2012, and never looked back.
This has been quite the journey, but the most proud of my competitive life.
I started competing shortly after entering CrossFit, and hired a stellar coach Doug Chapman, to help me learn the ropes of this brand new world. (Along the way I've had several great coaches, but he was my first and most pivotal).
I dove in head first. I trained for hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Changed my nutrition and learned everything I could about the sport, movement, lifting and gymnastics. Taking courses, reading books, watching YouTube videos and chatting with pros in the sport furthered my love for CrossFit and it helped propel me into making a full blown career within it.
Three CrossFit Games Regionalslater and I had maxed out my high level competition
Although competing at and training for Regionals was an awesome experience, full of so many highs and lows and major learning points; the older you get you realize that you train like an idiot too.
It took a while to realize training for 2-3 hours a day multiple times a week was only going to cause long term damage and slow me down.
And that, it did.
Injuries got the best of me.
I tore my shoulder and had to take some time off. On top of that I had a garage door (industrial might I add), fall on my neck and I got into a pretty severe car accident that left me derailed out of this high level of competition. On top of you know, becoming a mom and having businesses to run - mama doesn't have time for that anymore!
That being said... I'll always find my way back to that competition floor.
Whether it's digging down deep at the sound of 3..2..1 GO in a daily workout, or teaming up with some of my awesome friends to hit a local competition, there will always be room for adding that competitive fire to my life.
Not sure when the next one is, but I'm looking forward to finding out!