After a two day action packed weekend, Cheryl Brost and her 15 year old son Alex place 1st and 2nd in their respective “Open” and “Scaled” divisions at the CrossFit Allstar Roundup in Waimea, HI. The event was just 5 months and 7 days since Cheryl withdrew from the 2013 Northwest Regional competition after suffering a complete Achilles tendon rupture. “After my injury I was disappointed, but I was and remain determined to compete in the 2014 CrossFit Games. Although my recovery appears, ‘not normal’, I believe recovery is a choice which begins with lifestyle. Anyone can choose to eat healthy, choose to exercise, choose to do more than your physical therapist prescribes, choose to utilize clinically proven supplements like Progenex and Altrient C, ME and GSH , and choose a lifestyle which makes the most of any setback … it’s just temporary”, says Brost.
“What a fun weekend!!!” Following the competition, Cheryl said, “I Feel so blessed to have this opportunity to compete once again! Great job to all the competitors this weekend! A big mahalo to all the work Josh and KC Stallsmith and CrossFit AllStar put into running such a special event, as well as to all the volunteers who pitched in and worked so very hard to make it all happen! Thank you to Progenex and Altrient LivOn Labs for sponsoring the event as well! #livehealthylivestrongliveon”.
As for Alex, at 15 years of age and 150lbs, he was the youngest and likely one of the lightest competitors in the competition. Competing in the “Mens Scaled” division, Alex fought off fierce competitors and in the end, trailed 41 year old Professional Surfer and Actor “Shane Dorian” by 3 points; placing 2nd overall. A young man of few words, Alex said, “This was my first ever competition and I’m really happy. I did the best I could”. Alex is a Sophomore at Hawaii Preparatory Academy where he plays Varsity football and soccer. When not on the field, he spends his time at the CrossFit AllStar Oly club and WODing. Keep an eye out on Alex … he has a bright future!
So … my family has moved and I now workout at CrossFit Allstar in Waimea, HI. Although I miss my Eugene CrossFit family, I love my newly adopted CrossFit family! Tomorrow begins the 2013 CrossFit Allstar Roundup and will be my first competition since my Achilles Rupture at the 2013 Northwest CrossFit Regional. I can’t thank you, my fans, and my Sponsors enough for your encouragement, prayer, and support over the past 5 months. I’m guessing I’m at about 90% of where I was last year at this time. Considering the significance of my injury … I’m thrilled! Rest assured, I will be safe and smart during this competition.
I can’t thank you all enough for the kind words, thoughts and encouragement! They have lifted my spirits and helps keep me focused on what’s to be rather than what could have been! I can tell you already that Day 2 is a better day than Day 1! My pain is getting better. I’m down to taking only 1 pain med every 4 hours instead of 2! I’ve been told during these first 1-2 weeks it’s important to keep my foot elevated above my heart as much as possible. So, that means a lot of laying down which I’m just not used to. The adjustable tempurpedic bed we have makes it a bit easier though! Friends and family have been treating us really well with all kinds of meals and offers to help….so THANK YOU!!! Troy has been super helpful bringing me coffee and breakfast in bed, working double duty at our businesses, bringing me things from work that I can do from home, running to the store, picking up kids, doing laundry, etc. THANK YOU honey, I couldn’t do this alone!!!
I have heard from numerous people that have gone through this as well, and have been so open to share with me their experiences! I tell you it’s a good thing I CrossFit because it certainly makes the routine mundane things that we take for granted, such as trying to bathe, getting dressed, or even getting around the house, much easier when you’re in great shape. I have no problem balancing on one leg, hopping around on one leg, or doing weighted pistols on one leg….all of which I can thank to my training in CrossFit. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I’m confident and willing to do the work! I will continue to keep my focus on what I can do and not what I can’t do! Thank you for your prayers and support!
Due to an old Achilles injury, three-time Games competitor Cheryl Brost withdrew from the 2013 North West Regional competition just as she began her assent to the top of the podium. Cheryl Achilles was completely ruptured and surgically repaired, including heal bone shaving, Tuesday, June 4th. “Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated as I travel my road to recovery”! Click the photo below to watch Cheryl’s interview with CrossFit HQ Media.
“… man, I was smashing that WOD!! Then SNAP, the infamous Achilles pain I’ve always heard about … the feeling as though you’ve been shot. So, sometimes life knocks us down … I will dust myself off and continue to move ahead. Thank you to my fans, friends, family, sponsors, and the CrossFit community for your support, thoughts, and prayers! 2013 was another exciting season for me. As always, the CrossFit community and staff were first class all weekend at the North West CrossFit Regionals and in tending to my Achilles injury. To all athletes competing to claim, “Fittest in the World” … always give it your best shot!”