Hard to believe that this is already the final passion blog of my freshman year. Woah. Scary. And guess what, I (unsurprisingly) never ran out of Crossfit things to talk about. Because this is my last passion blog, I wanted to take some time to really reflect on my freshman year. Of course Crossfit played an important role in it from the beginning.
This year has been full of ups and downs to say the least. I have met some incredible and inspiring people and also have met people who I really hope I never will have to see again for the rest of my life. That being said, I was so incredibly lucky to find my nitch in the Crossfit community as fast as I did after arriving to Penn State. When I first arrived at college, I had no friend group of my own and instead socialized with the few high school friends I had here. Crossfit provided me with something unique to call my own. It allowed me to have my own group of friends, my own social events and even my own workouts. Obviously since my first day I have brought various friends to Crossfit. Some have stayed and some have not. Either way, no matter who is there now or in the future, it is still something individual and unique that I can call mine.
The people I have met this year and the memories I have from Crossfit (whether they are from killing it in a hard workout, puking in the bushes behind the Wagner building or giving a sweaty bloody high five after finally figuring out how to do pull-ups) are indescribable. Looking back on our photos from this year, it truly has been a progression. I know that I have become more independent and have also gotten physically and mentally stronger throughout the course of this year. No club or group of people will ever be perfect, and I will be the last one to say that Crossfit is the ideal club for everyone. However, I can’t wait to train over the summer (AND DO MY MARATHON) and come back next year stronger and fitter than ever. I only hope that I didn’t bore everyone in this class too much with my incessant chatter about everything fitness all semester. Just imagine how my future husband will feel someday… Thank you all for being wonderful listeners, commenters and fellow-bloggers. It was AMAZING getting to know everyone, and I love you all lots and lots.