I don't do CrossFit for how it feels during it. It is not pleasant or invigorating while it's happening. It is mentally and physically challenging- every. single. time. 😣
I do it for the natural release I feel afterward, the dopamine. It's similar to getting high in that way, which I know well. But it's different, less jittery, more present, there's no nasty comedown, no hangover. I don't find myself wanting that feeling to last and last and last. I don't have to find a drug dealer to give me more of it. I know that feeling is available to me every time I step into the gym and put in the work. And I cherish the rest days and because of those, I feel more balanced in my life. 🧘🏻♀️
I enjoy shooting the shit with my friends immediately after the WOD because I know they are all in the same state of painful bliss as me. We talk about what we did well, how we chased each other, what we could have done better, what was hard for us today, and what felt easy. We feel accomplished. We feel at peace. And when I am away from this environment, every time I return, I am reminded of why I love it so much.
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