Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about why I do Crossfit.
There are many reasons:
- It helps me feel strong.
- It’s helped me embrace my body for what it is.
- I like challenging myself.
- It’s my stress relief and my personal time.
I always tell myself that I do Crossfit for myself– and not for others.
So I’ve always struggled with whether to try competing or not.
Let me preface this with a disclaimer: I have the utmost respect for those that compete in Crossfit– You’re amazing to watch–at WHATEVER level in which you compete. It’s inspiring.
As a former competitive athlete (in soccer, nordic skiing and track), I’ve always been drawn to Crossfit competitions.
Well, halfway drawn.
I get to the point where I think I want to compete and then I ask myself “do you really want to compete?”
My answer, thus far, has been “not really…but kind of.”
Like I’m having some kind of inner struggle around the whole thing.
I want to be good at everything I do.
Weight lifting and Crossfit included.
The competitive nature of Crossfit is one of the things I like about it.
But I strive to be competitive with myself– and rarely with others.
Why do you Crossfit?
If you do Crossfit, do you compete? Why or why not? Feel free to share in the comments below.