by Crawford Miller
We all have friends who give us funny looks when CrossFit comes up in conversation. They’re often looks of disgust or sighs of frustration because they’re fed up hearing about it. But, why are they so annoyed with something that makes us so happy?
The answer? We do a poor job of explaining why we CrossFit. We’re often at a loss for words because simply put, it’s tough to describe. However, if we want to quell the voice of naysayers, we need to be able to explain its meaning to ourselves. The answer lies in its importance to us.
So, why do I CrossFit? I do it because it’s a constant opportunity to challenge myself to be better: and not just to be more fit or in better shape, but better in all aspects of life. CrossFit challenges me not only physically, but mentally as well. I need to leave my comfort zone, and that scares me a little bit—but it’s where I grow. I am healthier, physically stronger, and mentally tougher. I believe this growth makes me happier, and therefore I’m better equipped to navigate life’s obstacles.
You might have a different answer to this question, and I encourage you to take the time and think about it, so that when somebody asks why you CrossFit, you’ll be ready. Who knows, it might be what inspires them to give it a shot.