August 03, 2011
Long-time alcoholic Christian Wood came close to death in one of three car accidents in a year and decided it was time to change. CrossFit was his answer. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.
Had his co-workers just stopped to look, they might have noticed Christian Wood drinking beer and vodka from the ice chest in the back of his truck.
Had his friends just stopped to think, they might have noticed their friend’s three car accidents in one year were no coincidence.
“I managed to hide it for 10 years,” Wood said.
Alcoholism. The career construction worker concealed his addiction from his co-workers, from his friends. His wife, he said, always knew but didn’t want to face the reality of her husband being like her father.
Then it happened—the accident that almost killed him.
“(It) was head-on with a semi on a windy path, and how we did not kill each other or how I did not kill both of us, I do not know,” Wood said. “That’s what started opening my eyes. (I said to myself), ‘Dude, you need to change your life.’”