Jenny Adams

Growing up I tried several sports, including Gymnastics, Softball, Track and Field and a little bit of swimming; but never really got serious about any of them. Running is the one sport that stuck with me the longest, but again wasn’t too serious about it. I would run on my own after work/school but never really held myself accountable to it. It would seem that for many years I would run for a few weeks but then lose interest, before going back to it again for a few weeks.

In 2010 after my son, Jacob, was born, I once again decided that I wanted to start running and working out again, so I joined a local gym. For the next two years I would go to the gym on my own and run on the treadmill, use the strength machines and take an occasional class. I didn’t hold myself accountable and would find myself not going to the gym for weeks at a time, and when I did, I would leave within 20 minutes, bored.

In 2012 I kept reading on Facebook about all these great things about CrossFit from friends and how much they loved it. I started asking questions about what CrossFit is all about and how I could get involved. After several months of inquiring, I finally tried my first class in June 2012. I remember the next morning not being able to walk, literally. I couldn’t remember the last time that I had used that many muscles in my body, in a one hour span. I started going about twice a week and unlike most, I wasn’t hooked right away. I felt intimidated seeing everyone lift those heavy bars and jumping up on those tall boxes. It wasn’t until about 1 ½ years into my CrossFit journey, that I was hooked. I finally realized that I wasn’t there to please anyone and that no one was worried whether I came in first or last; it was only me against me. I realized how great CrossFit was and that this sport was for me. From that moment on, the second I walked in the Box, there was no turning back. I had people that would hold me accountable to be there when I said I would and not let me leave once I got there. I liked the challenge of seeing how I was improving and lifting weights I never imagined myself capable of. This was the type of environment that I needed to succeed. Finding my strength within CrossFit has also led me back to my love of running. I may not be the fastest out there, but I love every mile I put behind me, and have since completed three half marathons, and have two more scheduled for this year.

I have also come to realize as I get older and having a 6 year old active boy, that I need to be healthier and stronger and be a great role model for my son. I want him to know that anything is possible if work hard and don’t give up, and that coming in last, isn’t a bad thing; there will always be someone cheering you on, until you hit the floor exhausted. I want to keep up with him as he grows in life and hopefully gets involved in the great sport of CrossFit.

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Ashley Brentano


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Enrique Ruiz


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Seth Davis


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Devin Wells


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Corey Bushmaker