There are so many reasons I love CrossFit, but the one thing that always sticks out in my mind the most is the camaraderie, or as our coach says:
“Fellowship Forged in Suffering”
The only thing I can think to compare it to would be a pack of soldiers at war together; there’s something about the willingness to delve deep into a place of pain, a place of complete uncertainty, that creates an unconditional bond, as each person wins (or sometimes just survives) the battle within themselves, together. You can’t buy that. You can’t even fake it.
So the next time you feel alone in your suffering (in or out of the box), whether it’s emotional, physical or psychological, remember there are plenty more like you that would gladly suffer beside you and pull you up when you’re down, because we’re truly in this together.