Well, when I retired nearly 12 years ago, I decided to take up a hobby that would be fun and healthy: Running. I have thoroughly enjoyed the daily running as well as weekend races. I also started bike riding and participated in numerous running and biking races; also great fun. Then I branched out farther and did some obstacle course races; more fun.
So, in 2011, after meeting Brad McKee, I heard of his challenge… The Crucible. I felt I was reasonably fit and could handle whatever came up. Do you think I was surprised? By the end of the Crucible I had to feel better before I could die!
Needless to say, I had to learn more about this CrossFit stuff. I visited the gym and watched what all these youngsters were doing and decided that I had to do this. I started telling Jean about what I saw, and how challenging it looked. I can’t pass up a challenge.
Reluctantly, Jean agreed to try this newfangled exercise program for a short period. After the initial 3 month trial, we were both hooked. My problem now is that Brad sees us as a challenge; keeping us fit and from hurting ourselves.
My other problem is that I made a commitment to Brad to still be at CrossFit when I hit 100 years old; after all that is only another 24 years.
So far, so good. Strange as it may seem, I have gone from 144 pounds to 154 pounds in the 14 months at Crossfit, but I also wear a smaller size pants. Go figure.