I’ve been doing CrossFit for going in 11 years now. It started as a way to just stay in shape and quickly became one of my biggest passions. The biggest life lesson I’ve taken from CrossFit that I apply to my daily life is mental toughness. I have qualified for the quarterfinals and also for the fittest of the coast in my time at lodestar. Growing up in high school I played baseball and football and then in college, I played rugby. My senior year we won our conference and went to the playoffs for the first time in school history. I believe I was drawn to CrossFit after college because of my athletic background growing up and my desire for competition. I quickly learned how great the CrossFit community is and haven’t ever left.