A couple of weeks ago, I had my first experience getting to do a fireman's carry at a team training event at Crossfit West Chester. It was so much freaking fun! A lot of my gym buddies have been indulging me and allowing me to carry them around periodically. The last person I carried weighed 185 pounds. Some of the things we do are so mind blowing when you first see them and I think we become immune to how crazy some of our skills are. I will never forget the first time I saw someone do a handstand push up and thought to myself, "That is the most bad ass thing I have EVER seen."
One of my favorite things about doing some of these crazy Crossfit tricks is that I get to "wow" my dad with the shit I can do. My dad was a coach and my number one cheerleader through most of my athletic career. He came to almost all of my games, practices, and stuck through lesson after lesson and game after game. I have recently spotted him watching the Crossfit Games from last year and trying to learn what the lifts are and the movements. I'm thinking the next competition I enter, that I'm going to make sure my Dad is in the crowd :0)