Saturday, July 12, 2008

Crossfit and Tattoos

So - after years of thinking about it, today I got my first (and most likely only) tattoo.

What does this have to do with Crossfit? Well - as I was sitting there, keeping myself still through the burning (it hurt!), I came to the conclusion that if I had not been doing Crossfit, I would not have been able to handle it nearly as well. Crossfit has taught me how to push through the discomfort, to keep going even when I want to stop. That I have the strength to do more than I thought possible. Not only has it built up my physical stamina, but my mental stamina as well. Increased mental strength is the most powerful gift I have received from Crossfit.

Sadly, my tattoo artist has instructed that I stay away from working out for a couple of days (as excess sweat is not the best thing for a brand new tattoo), but I will be back in the blue room on Tuesday!


Robin said...

WOW, CARA! Impressive. That's a nice tattoo. Does it mean something in particular?

Adam said...

That is a nice tattoo. Careful though, all of my friends who've gotten one say they're addictive :)

Cara said...

Yes - it's two words written in Hebrew Script: "Happy" and "Strong". Thank you!

Adam - I will be careful, heh. I'm happy with just the one... but I suppose only time will tell!

Jerry Hill said...

Happy and Strong...
2 perfect words for you Cara!

Looking good!

Cara said...

Thanks Jerry! I'll see you on Tuesday!!

Adrienne said...

They ARE addictive.. looking at your picture makes me want to get mine updated.

It's so great that your learning how to put yourself in a place that's not always comfortable. I think that's the best way to learn about yourself!


Cara said...

Thanks Adrienne!!

I'm not sure if I'm addicted yet, not thinking of getting any more, but who knows!

If you decide to get yours updated, I can recommend a good tattoo artist... :-)