148713_706308534958_1990808334_nMy name is Jeremy and, at 31 years old, I am training to truly compete for the first time in my life. Not just to participate and cross the finish line, but to compete and win.

Over the past few years I have witnessed a complete overhaul in my daily routine and habits, all for the better. Without hubris, I am in the best shape of my life. But I could be even better. I have a lot more to learn and more goals to reach.

In CrossFit, the term “goat” is something you hate doing or suck at, or both. I have never truly put myself in the “ring” in life. I am not overly aggressive and I tend to avoid confrontation. Competing is my “goat” and it’s time to meet it head on.

Follow me on my journey as I get ready to compete in my first CrossFit challenge in 2014. I will be sharing all the highs and lows, tips and techniques, gear and recipes, and overall best practices that I utilize to prepare. I will also be interviewing athletes from a wide variety of sports and backgrounds to get their advice and perspective. And to top it all off, I will be featuring frequent guest posts that will offer a more diverse view of what it means to compete as an adult.

Join the conversation. Share your advice, share your story and let’s kill this goat.