My husband, who had previously participated in Crossfit and is in much better shape than me, talked me into attending a free workout at Crossfit Alaska to give it a try. That short workout was one of the hardest things I had ever done and I didn’t think I would be back into the gym. With the encouragement of Coach Kelly, I came back the following week to start the Foundations course. I pulled the trigger and signed up in November of 2018 and haven’t looked back.
I have never been an athlete or felt particularly proud of what my body can do but the environment at Crossfit Alaska and the sport have allowed me to grow in ways I couldn’t imagine. I now know how strong my body is and how capable I am. Our Crossfit Alaska family has kept me going through the pandemic and it’s become my safe and happy place.