Di was there.
Ten years ago, when we thought a warm-up was two minutes skipping rope and fitness was “Murph” every day, Di was there.
Before CrossFit was a household name, when we thought each workout should leave you wrecked, soulless and bleeding, Di was there.
When no one cared, and everyone told us why we couldn’t, Di was there believing we could.
And she’s still here today, ten years after it all began, CrossFitting like nothing has changed.
Di knew us when we didn’t know ourselves. Trusted us when no one else would. Supported us when we said flipping tires were part of fitness, and so is running, and heavy deadlifts, and snatches. When others condemned, led with their egos and just plain lied to us, Di had faith.
And unlike so many since, Di continues making a path for herself. A Shaman amidst the tribe, Di is one of those people we look to for inspiration whether we know it or not, because Di doesn’t need applause. She doesn’t need coddled or reminded that she’s doing the right thing. Di is strong enough to know she is whether anyone tells her or not. One of those rare athletes that aren’t addicted to the accolades or handholding, but in love with the process of becoming a better human. A process that just feels right, something we don’t need anyone’s permission or observation to enjoy. Something we can all love, but so many of us never will.
For that, for being one of a kind, faithful and self-sufficient, we congratulate Di, July’s Practioner of the Month.
We’re always watching Di. Even after all this time, we notice, and we appreciate you!