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Merry Christmas – My family knows me well and stocked me up with some cool CrossFit gear. The socks say Bad Ass, the air freshener is Bacon, the shirt says T-Rex Hates pushups and the wrist wraps are for my lifts! It has been a great holiday — opening gifts, napping and now off to eat some Chinese Food with the rest of the Jewish Families.
I hope you and your family are taking time out to enjoy the moments with one another!
And Mother of the Year Award goes to ME: For One Direction Tickets for me and HB!
You all know now how much I love my friend Christmas Abbott who is now the first female to be a part of the Nascar Pitt Crew. CrossFit just created this feature video introducing her to the community again. It’s worth your time to watch it and get to know this amazing athlete and inspiration…
Christmas Abbott is the owner of CrossFit Invoke in North Carolina, a Level 1 Seminar Staff member and a NASCAR pit-crew member in training.
“My family’s always taught me to listen to my heart and listen to my intuition,” says Abbott, who grew up in Lynchburg, Va. “I really have lived a very unusual life.”
During college, she spent a summer in Iraq upon her mother’s suggestion.
Today she is training to become a NASCAR pit-crew member.
“I love changing tires. The adrenaline of running in front of a car and then having the car zip by you, 50 to 60 miles an hour behind you … ,” Abbott starts. And when she so much as hears the sound of the air gun, “It makes me want to go fast,” she says. “It’s like hearing ‘3, 2, 1 … go.’”
Christmas Abbott goes after her dream
I make no secret that Iove Christmas Abbott – CrossFit athlete, coach, amazing person and now the first female Nascar pit crew member! CrossFit helps women achieve great things – helping inspire women to embrace strength and mental grit is one of the best thing about CrossFit for me. Showing women and men to some extent that Yes they Can – redefine who they have always believed they were.
Christmas says Conquering the fears that scare you most is the most rewarding, once conquered — and I feel that way about getting PRs, learning new skills and I get to do that often and with hard work at my own hand. No one hands it to me or her or others who focus and commit to making meaningful changes in their life.
And as I have said before — Christmas stays true to herself. She has been successful at CrossFit and when I heard she was doing something with Nascar, I dropped her a note asking her what’s going on? She told me she was going after a dream of hers — and look where that journey has led her. Don’t let fear stand in your way.
Here are two other stories of people doing what they love –and getting recognized for it:
- Nine-year-old football sensation Samantha Gordon jukes Warren Sapp (VIDEO)
- The Incredible Story of a 5-Foot-5 Dunking Sensation [VIDEO]
It’s meeting people like Christmas and reading stories about inspiring people and their feats that keeps me inspired, motivated and committed. Look what redefining who I was four+ years ago has opened up for me — I am blessed (and sappy).
It was a strength day for me — and I am learning to allow myself to let go of the fear of lifting heavy.
100 single jump ropes
10 Pass Thrus
5 push ups
10 whirly birds
5 push ups
10 Hand Stands
- 10min of Double Under practice
- 7×3 Front Squats with a 2 second hold at the bottom
That extra hold at the bottom of the squat really changes the lift and helps you become more aware of your form! It’s awesome, yet sucky at the same time!!