🤳 @amandacrossfitallen: "Fairytales do come true. Perhaps not the garden variety of fairytale for me, more the brutally gnarly convoluted test of courage, positivity, endurance, grit, determination and vulnerability type of fairytale. Tonight I find myself sitting second in the world in the 45-49 Masters division (after 9 of the toughest qualifying workouts we’ve ever seen) of the CrossFit Games. This reality is beyond my wildest comprehension. That scar on my stomach is where 4kgs of tumours were removed from my torso at Christmas. I was never going to the #CrossFitGames this year. Not humanly possible, end of story. Maybe never again. The end. But obviously someone else is writing my story - apparently that person is not me. Doctors told me it would be 3 months before exercising, 6 months before full recovery. Here I am 16 weeks later... I honestly feel like a walking miracle. I’m bewildered, grateful, amazed, excited...it’s infuckingcredible! I feel like I’m living Cinderella meets Frankenstein... There are no guidelines for my situation, no one who could tell me exactly what to expect as I healed (the doctors haven’t ever seen anyone heal like I have - what a sad reality). I blazed my own trail, listened with deep intuitive care to my inner wisdom, I followed the guidance of my heart, trusted my body and loved my way back into CrossFit and my precious health, strength and fitness...
I believe there is almost nothing that courage, grit, positivity, a sense of humour, passion, a commitment to health and a willing heart can’t achieve...all things are possible, in spite of the impossible, in spite of all evidence to the contrary... miracles happen when we keep turning up, having faith and keep turning up, over and over and over again. It is that uncomplicated. Not easy, but very simple. I am proof that gnarly fairytales do come true. And the tale isn’t over yet! 🙏🏼💜🦄💪🏼💥🐶🐶"
*Score validation and video review are pending for the #AGOQ. Stay tuned to Games.CrossFit.com for details. #CrossFitMasters #CrossFit