|Photo credit: Crossfit Anaheim West|
It's that drive to compete, to not give up despite a major setback, to finish what you've started, that is inspiring in this video. It's the reason professional athletes get cortisone shots in the locker room when they sustain an injury mid-game: to get back out there and be a part of the action.
Heather could've easily bowed out of the last event and no one would've thought otherwise. That chipper is grueling enough without any injuries. And who knows what kind of added damage she did to her shoulder by putting herself through that workout and the stress of those loads. But you can't help but get a little misty-eyed watching her on the toes-to-bar as she raises her right arm to the bar with her left, secures it and then fights. Every. Damn. Rep.