I initially became aware of CrossFit through everyone’s preferred voyeuristic medium, Facebook. A childhood friend of mine started CrossFitting at her local affiliate, and I became intrigued by her constant status updates and the pictures she posted. The more I Facebook-stalked her CrossFitting experiences, the more I wanted to know about it.
My story begins with Pam coming home and talking all about strange things like burpees and box jumps and how supportive everyone one was. I decided it was time for me to try this On Ramp thing. I have to tell you, I thought I was in pretty good shape but was I ever proven wrong. And keep in mind; this was just the On Ramp class. I was so sore every day and now understood what Pam was talking about.
I became familiar with CrossFit from a friend who went all the time to a different gym but never thought it was something I would get into. Then I met Shaun and Jenna at a networking event and learned more but still thought…me lift weights? Yeah, no. Last fall I was putting together a silent auction for an event and thought HCF might be interested in donating something which they gladly did. It was an On Ramp package.
In an attempt to avoid too many mundane details, I will just say that I have a multisport athletic background. By the start of On-Ramp, many years and pounds of fat had found themselves between me and that background. After college I went to work, got married, and made babies. Oh yeah, and sat down on the couch and didn’t move for almost a decade.
CrossFit came into my life out of unhappiness and chance over two years ago. At the time, I was unhappy about the “college weight” that I had put on but yet had no motivation to go the SRSC and workout for an hour or two on an elliptical or stationary machine. Needless to say I was at a standstill.
The first time I heard of CrossFit was from my brother, Jermey, a long time ago. He started CrossFitting 6 years ago, and every time he came home with his wife, we would do a WOD. I never understood what CrossFit was, besides a type of workout. My first workout was the “Filthy Fifty.” It was horrible!!!! I was sore for days. I never really thought twice about it or continued to CrossFit on my own.
I’d heard about CrossFit off and on during the past few years, but I never really gave it much thought. Then a friend started going to Hoosier CrossFit earlier this year, and I started to hear about it a lot. A LOT. Seriously, she talked about it all the time.