It was an atypical day in my Crossfit class as I was the only one in it. This was to my benefit because I was able to get some great 1 on 1 coaching on some lifts and my very “interesting” rowing technique. I row like a hamster on a wheel. Kind of frantic and silly. I am getting better though!
So, the coach I had is new to the box but has been coaching for a while elsewhere. He is very good. However, I am a little older and he approached me as if I was an old lady. Offering to help me up off the floor or carrying my weights for me. I know he was trying to be kind but I took it as an affront. I am determined in Crossfit to always try my best and never complain. I DO NOT want unsolicited help because someone perceives me as too old or incapability of taking care of myself. I have been in 3 Crossfit competitions and I am hoping to do more. I love it.
I am not sure of when the tide turned in the public’s view of me as someone who needs “assistance.” I always say my thank you’s and smile but inside I am saying, “What the f*^$#? Do I look like I need it?”
Someday I will need the kindness others are showing me and I will take it. I just wish it was not assumed that I need it today 🙂 I exercise to enhance my life today and in the future. It is so very important to me.
This athlete is 83 years old and deadlifting 153 lbs!
74 and fit!
I will still be moving in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and on if I get the chance. Take advantage of your life and your health and keep moving!