I have been doing CrossFit style workouts for about eight years. I was immediately drawn to the reasons why a person does a workout like Murph or Grace. For me, it's never been wholly about the physical benefits of exercise but more about the suffering for someone or something bigger than myself. As a person who has made terrible mistakes in my past, the hurt and pain I've caused is never far from my heart while performing a routine. With the mindset of "It's not about me" I've learned to push through the toughest physical and mental challenges. Aside from that, the community spirit that CrossFit style routines build is second to none. Here at RRF we are dedicated to being the best version of ourselves that we can be. We owe it to the world to better ourselves much more than just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. In order to effect change in our personal lives it must be an inside-out approach, meaning it starts within the individual on a fundamental level and that change will soon manifest itself outwardly in our daily walk and character. Likewise, to effect change in the world outside these prison walls the same road must be traveled. Through our daily walk and character the changes we make within ourselves will hopefully someday touch the lives of our family, our friends, and anyone else we come into contact with. As one of the founders of RRF I've had the wonderful opportunity of watching men make very real, meaningful transformations in their lives. I've had the amazing blessing of being able to help these men find redeeming qualities within themselves that they've always had. Qualities that prison tends to stifle. I've made it my personal mission to not just stop at learning from my mistakes, but to help others find a way within themselves to do better than we did yesterday and to leave things better than we found them. Thank you for your time.
"I'm not the fastest, I'm not the strongest, I'm just really good at suffering."