If I had to pick one word to express my emotion, I would choose … Fulfilled! I set forth as a priority this year to truly enjoy myself and have fun with training and hopefully that relaxed mental state would flow over to the competition floor! In years past, I have struggled at times with that all too familiar queasy feeling of…”What the heck am I doing and why am I doing this?” as we would get ready to take the floor! I am sure many of you may identify or have experienced that feeling a time or two in competition. It can be very unsettling! What I have learned is to simply shift my focus…to be thankful for the ability to do what we do and to trust in the training! There was definitely a sense of peace and confidence I felt this year at The CrossFit Games that I had not felt in a long time!
I would like to thank my coaches Nichole DeHart and Cj Martin of CrossFit Invictus for the amazing people they are and providing the blueprint to help me be my best self! They know a thing or two about preparing us! They always find the positive in everything, such a refreshing attitude in the world we live in nowadays! Also, a huge thank you to Jim and Karen Martin and the entire Invictus family for all the wonderful love and support they provide my family, and they absolutely bust their tails keeping us athletes fueled and hydrated all week long! 💚
A big thank you to my training partners Albert, Kincaid, Andy, Edward, KC, Blake, and Tiger…literally could not have done this without you! You all have made training a lot of fun and help push me further than I could have pushed myself! After a little rest, I’m looking forward to getting back to it!
Thank you to the entire CrossFit AllStar Ohana! KC and Josh Stallsmith have built something very special there! I am thankful to be a part of such a community that embodies such genuine care and compassion to influence and uplift all of those around us! You have cared and loved on us in our lowest times this year as Troy has fought like a fierce warrior to beat this lymphoma! Thank you for being you…you guys rock! 💚 So happy to bring the Gold home to share with all of you! 🏅
Thank you to my first CrossFit family at Eugene CrossFit , I have not forgotten you! We have been gone three years already but we have so many great memories we have shared together! Thank you for all the well wishes and congratulations I have received from you! We miss ya guys! 👊🏽
To my dear girlfriends back in Oregon, you know who you are, thank you for all your love and encouragement! It’s time to start planning that next girls weekend trip! 😘
To my family, so thankful for our recent family vacation together where we could bond and reconnect…pretty sure it helped me get on top of that podium this week! Thank you for tuning in to the live streaming and cheering me on! Love you all! ❤️
To Troy, Alex, and Malia…it has been quite a year…I want to applaud you for your bravery and determination that this lymphoma will not defeat us! I know it hasn’t been easy and at times you cannot help but to ask why…but you have all fought on like the champs you are and fully trust in the belief that all will be well…the power of a positive mind set! Thank you for allowing me to pursue my passion! You are always there supporting me! I love you with all my heart! #TeamBrost #BrostMode 💚