This is a second attempt at this blog post. My last attempt seemed to really upset some people. This blog was not created to cause strife. So, this is my do-over. Monday night was the affiliate training. After the WOD we joked that about Sarah's amazing lack of photo coverage. For those of you unfamiliar with the awesome Dunsey, she won 2 events and came in second in 1 event. There are lots of references to her but little to no actual photos. I told her that could be easily rectified; she just needed to dye her hair blond and get a boob job. Presto, a media darling. We said this jokingly but unfortunately it is true.
One of the things I love about Crossfit Durham, is the atmosphere. The emphasis is on the work out, not what you look like. This is suppose to be the over all focus of Crossfit. Hell, there are even t-shirts devoted to it. My favorite is "Dude! Are you watching yourself curl?"
I am not alone in this feeling. A friend of mine said today: "One of the main reasons I picked Crossfit was because it seemed like a gym were males and females could just "work out" without the superficialness of some larger gyms, where people are just there to "pose" if you will...and the fact that if you go to other gyms and lift heavy weights as a female you get very strange looks."
I do understand the pride that goes along with making your body look and feel better. If you have made yourself a brick house and want to flaunt it, by all means, flaunt it. My issue is not with the appreciation for the amazing bodies that some women and men have worked amazingly hard to get. My problem lies in the lack of appreciation for people who work just as hard but do not have the magazine cover image. There is a great NY Times article that demonstrates that amazing things come in all sorts of packages.
As for the Crossfit games next year.... I plan on rectifying the lack of Dunsey coverage by going out there and taking a ton of photos of her myself.