Had time to gather my thoughts after my second time competing @mbsturkeychallenge (both times adult pro at 16&17). I can say that this is more humbling for me than the games were. Not an excuse but this competition is hard for me having it a week after football is over, so I’m not able to train much at all from August-November. Getting to go out on the floor with CrossFit legends like @matt1chan, who I’ve watched since I was 9, is the most amazing part. Matt Chan and @prburke have been guys I’ve looked up to since I was 9 years old watching them at regionals and the games. Being able to show them what I have is hands down one of the coolest things ever. After the games this year with the format changes for qualifying to the games, I wasn’t motivated at all. Skipping workouts, not caring during training became common. Then I went to this competition, I had at least 12 people come up and tell me how my story of missing the games twice while dealing with injury inspired them. I took pictures with these people and all of a sudden my motivation was coming back. Then I spent time with @sethwaggener, @purespectrumbrady, @danthehuerter, and all of the team from @purespectrumhemp, and now my motivation is higher than ever. I can honestly say that from here on out there will be no more shortcuts. I have the best gym @crossfit_970 and coach @steve_ewing8 behind me! Now I know what I need to do to get where I want, only now being in the adult division it’s a more long term goal than when I was in the teen divisions! I owe so many people thanks and many more in the future! To @purespectrumhemp and @jimmybars for standing behind me I can’t begin to say how much it means! Back to training!