Scott Zrinski

Crossfit Open 17.3 at Crossfit Montco photos by Linette Kielinski

Scott Zrinski

“Scott – My Crossfit Friends, I just received an email notification congratulating me on my 24 month anniversary with Crossfit Montco. 2 years!! So, let’s go back to day 1, or even pre-day 1 with onramp. I visited with Kristin. At that time, I was 45, sad, perhaps a bit depressed, and definitely frustrated/upset about the Type 1 diabetes that I have had since my 20s getting the best of me. I had watched the Crossfit episode on 60 minutes and thought, “Maybe this is what I need to do”, still with a little bit of hope in me…and fear, fear that I would be walking into something that I may not be able to handle, or worse yet, fail at. But, I walked through the door, and there was Kristin. What did I have to lose? I really liked the idea of not knowing what was going to be done to me at a given workout. That I didn’t have to think about what the workout was going to be. I just needed to DO. But, could I DO? Kristin shared with me, as she has to you a million times, “Everything is scalable!” Alright, my first real day after onramp was Murph. Yes, Murph! So, I did a half a Murph with scaled options in the middle – 46 minutes of brutal joy! I couldn’t walk for a few days, but I came back….;-) Every day I came to the Box in my first year, I left with more soreness physically, but slowly but surely transformations began to happen from the inside out. I initially thought Crossfit was to just get in shape. I was incorrect. Crossfit was to get my whole being in shape. As I began progressing, confidence began happening inside me. I could see my younger self, my happier self coming out. Then I asked Kristin, “Should I do the Open this year?”. I was only 7 months or so in, so I wasn’t sure. She said, “Hell yeah!!”. Alright, I took the leap into more of the Unknown. During that Open season, that “Unknown” led me to feel deeply honored to receive the “Spirit of the Open” award and begin igniting a new flame inside me that said, “I CAN!, I WILL!”. After a year in Crossfit, my body was getting more used to the workouts. I could start coming daily, as my recovery time with my body was much improved. I did my first pull ups. I did 100 burpees in 7 minutes. I did my wall walks, etc. Progress happening. Murph the next year – a full Murph without the vest at 64 minutes. Friendships and community. When more than one come together with the same mindset, exponential successes happen! That’s another positive outcome of the Crossfit life. I don’t just come to the box for myself. I look forward to seeing you, my friends, and all of us working together as one to improve ourselves. No longer isolated to my crazy thoughts, I can share my craziness with you!”