I have been a long-distance runner for the past 5 years but never could seem to improve my pace or get the body composition that I wanted. My brother and sister-in-law were doing CrossFit and so I decided to give it a try.
At first I thought, I have no reason to want to lift heavy weights and that cardio training was sufficient. I realize now that improving fitness in all areas, including cardio, building muscle and adequate nutrition, is key to success.
My proudest achievements in CrossFit are probably a tie between my first strict pull-up and my 1 mile PR of 7:24. I remember all through school never being able to do a pull-up and it took me almost 15 minutes to run mile. I am currently trying to master double unders, or even get a few in a row, as well as kipping pull-ups.
I've only been at CFUE for six months but I think the day we moved to the new building was pretty awesome. It was a combination of feeling like I am part of a community, and we moved so much stuff, heavy stuff, so quickly. One reason we work out is so obstacles in life are easier and I felt like this was a great testament to that.