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If someone had have even brought up the idea of me enrolling in a Crossfit competition a couple years ago, I would have probably dismissed the idea, and called them crazy!

Me? Competing in Crossfit?

No way!

However, over the last two years or so, I have developed more of a Crossfit style of training to my own workouts. My goal with training, and with life in general, is to be well versed in everything. By varying my training and not keeping it specific, I can combat many different training systems all at once. I can run fast, lift heavy, and be explosive all in the same workout without destroying my central nervous system.

Fast forward to November 2019 when I signed up for my very first Crossfit competition! This was an opportunity for me to test many parts of my fitness with like minded individuals.

Yes, it may have been a “competition,” however the Crossfit community focuses a lot on individual improvements.

It was a super positive environment, and everyone was there for the enjoyment of the sport.

Ultimately, I am very proud of myself for competing.

The environment was dynamic and positive, with flashing lights and pumped up music. All of the competitors were friendly, positive, and supportive.

The feeling and the adrenaline rush you experience on the competition floor is unlike anything I have ever felt before. It was awesome!

At the end of the day, the idea is that sometimes you have to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, try something new, because maybe, just maybe it will be the experience of a lifetime. I can’t wait to compete again.

You should too! Don’t let regret haunt you as you age and always make the time to invest in YOU!

If you don’t , who will?

Courtney Dunford

About Courtney Dunford

Courtney first dipped her toes in the world of health and fitness when she was in high school, and decided to join her high school’s swim team. She swam competitively for three years, and used her training to help her endurance to become a better swimmer. After high school, Courtney started to venture more into the world of weightlifting, and more recently, powerlifting. She enjoys the rush and power you can feel by becoming stronger, and more powerful, and aspires to help others feel the same way.

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