Julie Foucher is the second fittest women in the world and she won’t be competing in the 2013 CrossFit games. She will return to full on games mode soon enough, until then Med school is her number one priority.
The following is authored by: Cindy Young
Julie Foucher has been teaching lessons in physical strength for a long time. Recently, she taught us much about character when she decided to focus all her effort on school.
As a Mother I commend Julie for standing by your dream of being the best physician you can possibly be. And as an athlete I respect her ability to see past the podium.
The amount of focus, energy, and time that it takes to become an elite athlete is astounding. No one walks into a CrossFit box WODs for an hour and then bam – CrossFit Games. It is missed social events, planned diets, hours in the gym training, sacrificing family time, and tears of frustration. The fact that Julie stays balanced throughout gives me hope.
Julie is another example that shows my children just how big life is. Even while being in a position to take on the world with CrossFit she has chosen to focus on changing the world by being a doctor.
Julie’s actions reminded me just how much of a stabilizer CrossFit can be. It keeps me balanced. It adds perspective when I need it most.
Some choose to think that I make CrossFit my entire life, that I put everything else behind CrossFit. Either they aren’t’ CrossFitters, or they just don’t get it. CrossFit, in fact, enables me to be better at everything else I chose to do in life. It helps me eliminate the unnecessary. It even became a job that keeps right on blessing me, but it’s not defining or confining, it’s enhancing.
Like Julie, my ultimate goal is not necessary to be the best at CrossFit right now, it’s to create a life that makes this world a better place. This means for me; setting an example of strength for my family, having a healthy relationship with my life partner, raising children that want to contribute to the world, and making my community a better place for others in need. CrossFit keeps me balanced, and when I am, I can do all those things and more.
Julie I am writing this to thank you for being exactly who you are.
Thank you for being brave enough to stand your ground. And whether that ground is in the Cleveland Clinic medical school or the podium in California you are showing us all just how strong your are, how strong we can be.
A Wife, a Mother, a Writer, and a CrossFit athlete.
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