Back in 2012, I begrudgingly attended a big event at a local crossfit gym where I ended up participating in an 8 min AMRAP for beginners. Despite my athletic background and experience and the amount of running I was doing at the time, I was sore for so many days. I knew then that this was something I had to do. Since then, crossfit has given me more than I could have ever imagined. It improved my running drastically, seeing me through many halves and a full marathon, it has challenged me competitively, it led me to some really awesome strong weightlifting experiences, and it has served me well throughout a couple pregnancies and babies. I have spent time coaching crossfit to teenagers, weightlifting to barbell classes, and I’ve also spent time working out by myself in the garage. But there is nothing like the community that is crossfit, these relationships last a lifetime. So I am very excited to be joining this DCL community and helping athletes explore how crossfit can impact their world.