Response to yesterdays post:
It's true, I have an allergy to shirts. My brother has it also. It's funny because this affliction has not plagued my sister(Amy) like it has my brother and I. My belief is as she gets older and the longer she trains & coaches at CrossFit Interbay, she has a higher risk for developing this Bad A$$ allergy too. I have seen signs of it developing already with her.
I recognize the signs with developing this cotton allergy in many people. You're very hot and pull your shirt up exposing your stomach and sigh with relief in how good it feels, I've seen Amy and others developing this allergy. They take their shirt off after the WOD, you can see they feel amazing, wish they had taken it off earlier but then they put the shirt on immediately.....It's ok, embrace it. Many of us have this allergy, so we support each other and encourage us stripping off our shirts to feel good and get that extra POWER.
If you don't embrace it, it's only going to get worse. Every year the symptoms will progress. Summers are particularly difficult, it seems I can't start a workout with my shirt on and when I have one on it feels as if it weighs 100 pounds and even the thought of clothes makes me break out in hives.
This allergy doesn't get much attention nationally but this is a difficult thing to live with. Society does not acknowledge it as a legitimate medical condition and deems going shirtless in most places unacceptable and at times even illegal. This is one of the reasons CFIB has been so great for me, it's the first time I have found a group of people who not only are supportive but encourage me to face my allergy and work with it.
Thank you CFIB. I wouldn't be the Coach Sparkles I am with out you. It means so much to be surrounded by such caring and positive people who don't mind me stripping down mid wod...or more realistically...mid warm up.
~ Love always,
We Support you Beth!!!!!!
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