DURHAM — My friends now call me CrossFit superstar. I’ve never talked so highly about working out and taking good care of my body because, let’s face it, I am only getting older. I celebrated my birthday on Saturday over the long weekend and it felt great to be in my bathing suit.

Considering this is my last column, I found it fitting to share an inspirational message I am greeted with each morning I walk into the change room at CrossFit Pickering. It’s called “The CrossFit Woman’s Creed.” It reads as follows:

I am a CrossFit woman.

I do not wear makeup to the gym. I wear chalk. I do not get manicures. I scrub the calluses off my hands. I do not glisten or smile while I’m working out. I sweat, grunt, and curse.

I am a CrossFit woman.

I am as proud of my muscles as I am of my scars. They are the evidence of my hard work and dedication.

I am a CrossFit woman.

Student. Trainer. Coach. Increased work capacity is my mission. Elite fitness is my goal.

I am a CrossFit Woman.

I may scale a WOD, but I will never quit or give up. I do what others won’t and I excel where others can’t. I am stronger mentally and physically because of it.

I am a CrossFit Woman.

I am invincible. And you could be too.

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