I have played sports since I was a little girl. Sports were the backbone of my childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood. I was always working hard towards a goal, whether it be making a travel team, making varsity, or getting a college scholarship to play softball. When college ended I learned what it felt like to workout on my own without a schedule or a coach telling me what to do. I loved the freedom but had no direction in my workouts. Then I met Burt. In my early days of Bootcamp and Training he trained me to push myself out of want instead of requirement and taught me the mentality of "chase the burn." When he opened Crossfit Edge I was excited for the new challenge. Crossfit has become a part of life that I can't part with. It is therapy on a stressful day, it is work that is rewarding, and does more good than any other vice at chasing away stress. I spend more time with the people at the box than anyone else and my fellow crossfitters have become a second family. It is mentally trying at times, physically exhausting, but overall it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of and I wouldn't trade the time spent doing a WOD for anything!