Zach shared this link with me today and it is a reminder to how CrossFit has been able to appeal to so many different people. For me, CrossFit allows me to compete again, something that most people after they graduate high school or college, will not have another chance at. I love being able to get the butterflies in your stomach and the rest of the nonsense that your body goes through minutes before hearing the 3..2..1.. Go! I love being able to test myself and my training against other people who are doing the exact same workout right next to me. For others who maybe didn't have a chance to play sports growing up or never enjoyed the competitive atmosphere of sports, CrossFit provides an amazing platform in which to ease your way into competition. A majority of CrossFitters are not overly competitive with other people but with only themselves. CrossFit teaches athletes the value of sportsmanship and humility. Rarely in sports will you find a team that wins with humility, often, instead you see celebrating and taunting aimed at the losing side. I think it is for these reasons that some people never played sports growing up. I also think that is why CrossFit is an amazing place for these athletes to get this experience without any of the negative aspects of competition that come along with it. They are able to see the best in people and experience competition and most find out that they really enjoy the feelings associated with competing, of course, most of the time, the enjoyment comes AFTER the WOD has been completed, but it comes nevertheless.