bad ass women whom i respect, part 1
architect. coach. mom.
trista was one of the first people who really engaged in conversation with me when i started at crossfit shoreside. that’s not to imply that people were unkind or unwelcoming it was just that trista made it a point to ask me about myself, introduce me to her daughters, and make me feel a part of the community.
trista is quiet and in some respects unassuming (until you see her workout…she is beastly when it comes to wodding). she embodies the idea of still waters run deep.
recently we were discussing what led her to begin crossfit and her response was really stuck with me. so much so that it was the inspiration for this post.
she told me that the reason she began crossfit was to ensure that she would see her youngest into her forties. trista is in her mid forties and her youngest is eight.
selfish self preservation, y’all.
one of the things i appreciate most about trista is that she comes to class and does the work. not only does she do the work, she demolishes the work. trista is one of the top performing athletes at our gym. in fact, she’s qualified for regionals.
trista has been following a training program that crossfit provides for people who qualified for regionals to help them prepare. something in the past few weeks has happened where all of the other top performers in the gym have changed their schedules to come in and support her in her training. they willingly give up their lunch hours and do the workouts with her. she inspires and motivates the people around her. it is perhaps one of the finest examples of crossfit camaraderie i’ve seen,
often in crossfit we hear tales of communities gathering together over tragedy: cancer, loss of life, acts of nature. the rallying of peoples to overcome bad is one of my favorite parts of crossfit.
but, it is truly lovely to see people rally around a person. a person who is kind and devoted.
love each other.