I love Star's story for a lot of reasons.
For one, there are a few initial reactions to CrossFit that I've grown accustomed to over the years. One is, "What about all the injuries?". Two is, "I can't do that (because of _____)". Star's story not only debunks those, but also dramatically reinforces the idea that through proper strength and conditioning training injuries can be made better and prevented in the future, and that makes me happy.
For two, watching someone develop from having a hard time doing a shoulder pass-through with a PVC pipe to having no limitations in here is just awesome. I grew up playing volleyball, so seeing her go from unable to participate fully in the sport that she really loves to being back at it full bore is what this is really all about for me. CrossFit should prepare us and make us better at the things we love (besides CrossFit). Star is the embodiment of that.
Third, Star is just a pleasure to work with. She is a lifelong athlete, so she has a natural inclination to know when to push and when to back off. She is also incredibly receptive to coaching, so selfishly, I really love that about her.
Thanks for being a part of the family Star!