I spent all day Saturday at a CrossFit competition, not as a competitor or a judge, as a super-fan. It was an amazing chance to see most of my favorite athletes competing in the same space. They aren’t the bit names that most CrossFitters know – Andrea Ager, Christmas Abbott, Rich Froning – they are the most amazing athletes I’ve even known.
These are some of the top Adaptive CrossFitters in the country, and they all spent their weekend here at the Agoge Challenge.
They inspire me, instead, with their kindness, their generosity, their camaraderie, and their acceptance. Never before have I known a group which is so joyously invested in each other’s successes or failures. Nowhere else have I met a more positive and supportive community of people, than here among those that the world might see as broken. They have taught me what it truly means to love your neighbor as yourself.
It was a year ago that we first met many of them at the last Agoge Challenge. It was when a man, who is aptly named Angel, first put Ella into his sports chair and then reassured me “Hey, Mom, it’s gonna be okay.”
He was right. It has been.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PKyQO377BY