At first I didn’t like you. At first you scared me. Then I got to know you, very slowly. And it turns out you were nothing (like) what I had expected. I met you just over a year ago and I must say, today I don’t know what I would do without you. You have given me confidence, happiness and both inner and outer strength. You never judged me and have always been there for me when I needed you the most. You have seen me at my worst and lifted me to be the best. You made me sweat, stink, cry, bleed and curse. But you’ve made me grow, laugh, love and lift heavy. Thank you for being you and allowing me to be (me). As a 35-year-old mother of two (and) wife … working full time and managing life, I feel blessed to be able to show my children that there is something/someone out there for everyone that will give them what CrossFit has given to me. So I thank you, from the bottom of my deepest squat clean, for giving me more motivation to be a better, stronger and happier version of myself.