Meet Jason… one of the nicest guys we know & a 3-year Celebration CrossFit athlete that trains 5-6 days a week. Jason recently gave us the “low-down” on his journey thus far at CCF, and he had some pretty moving and inspirational things to say. Check it out below.
“What brought you to Celebration CrossFit originally?”
I had heard about it, read about it, and watched some YouTube videos about it. I was intimidated, and thought to myself, “I would not be able to do it.” But, I tend to be drawn to difficult tasks, that also challenge myself physically, so I decided to give CrossFit a shot. One of my first memories was pushing the prowler down Sycamore Street, and nearly passing out until Erik made me go sit down in the shade. To this day, CrossFit is still difficult and challenging; but, it is an integral part of my life. And, as I tell Erik and Kaycie, I’m not leaving CCF until they carry me out feet first.
“How has CrossFit changed your life?”
Unfortunately, I suffer from some anxiety and mental issues. CrossFit has been the best treatment for me in dealing with these things. Starting my day with my friends and working through a tough WOD truly prepares you for anything your day might bring forth. I’m certainly stronger and fitter; but, I am also happier, more confident, and less stressed!
“What is your favorite memory at Celebration CrossFit?”
The 2017 CrossFit Open. I can’t believe how far we’ve come in the 3 years that I’ve been a member. Our first Open, as a Box in 2015, had maybe six of us meeting up to do the WOD. Seeing 51 people gathered together, working hard, cheering each other on, and pushing one another was a wonderful thing. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Celebration CrossFit.”
“Looking ahead, what do you see?”
Erik, Kaycie, JC, and my friends at the Box are some of the most important people in my life. I love seeing them every day and laughing, joking, sweating, whining and working out with them. So, looking forward… I will enjoy meeting new members & drop-ins, as I focus on encouraging athletes and giving back to the sport that is now such an important part of my life.
Thanks for the kind words, Jason. And, never stop working hard. It is an honor to have you apart of this community!