July 31, 2011
Some people don’t do CrossFit, and Emily Beers discovers what they think of us and our antics.
The path to becoming a CrossFitter looks similar to most of us:
We rapidly get fitter, stronger, faster. We cut out gluten and sugar (although I’m still working on eliminating Skittles from my diet). We suddenly have more energy. We become addicted to personal bests.
Soon, we find that most of our friends are CrossFitters. We start dating a CrossFitter. We even develop a sort of CrossFit humor and jokes that make only CrossFitters laugh.
And sometimes we forget that our CrossFit bubble is just that—a world in a bubble. With a million dollars up for grabs this weekend and ESPN broadcasters on site, it often feels like CrossFit is officially mainstream. But there’s still a big world out there, and it’s full of people who haven’t heard of a thruster.
Never does this become more obvious than when you saturate one city with hundreds of CrossFit athletes, like this weekend in L.A.