My CrossFit journey started out like several of my other journeys: in Mexico. When I first began CrossFit I was living abroad in Cancun. I was 11 months sober and looking for something to fill all my newfound time with. Athletics have always been a part of my life starting with soccer, and I have always been willing to try anything new: yoga, running races, spin class, and Tae-Bo, just to name a few. I had my eye on CrossFit for a while. It looked like an intense, fun workout, and the high-level athletes who were shown doing it had amazing bodies. I wanted something that would challenge me, but I also wasn’t sure if I could do CrossFit. I had already endured 5 knee surgeries and I was convinced that fact would limit me. What I knew about CrossFit was that it had a lot of crazy weightlifting and heart-stopping workouts.