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Episode 23: How CrossFit Changed my Life

Season 3 - Trauma
Season 3 - Trauma
Episode 23: How CrossFit Changed my Life

Show Notes

CrossFit has helped me physically and mentally through my job loss and Molly’s death. Times were tough: being on food stamps, my house almost being put up for auction, and getting divorced all rolled into one. Through it all I had exercise which allowed me to step out of my body and keep busy. 


Key Takeaways: 

[2:13] Traumatic events send me spiraling 

[8:06] Running for school board 

[11:35] Working small jobs and discovering CrossFit 

[15:31] Loving CrossFit and how it helped me mentally

[19:46] Keeping myself busy to maintain that everything was okay 

[21:16] Pulling in consistent wages, but my husband’s business was failing

[23:12] Getting divorced and my house almost being auctioned off 

[26:03] Going to therapy and participating in a CrossFit fundraiser 

[30:03] Always competing in sports and in life

[31:19] Struggling to compete after Molly died 

[34:14] Stepping out of my body while doing CrossFit

[39:09] Using hiking and skiing as a type of therapy 

[44:18] My desire to keep everything okay 


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