Consistency, Faith and Family… Tim Eckhart on Why he CrossFits

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I CrossFit to stay alive so I can spend time with my wife and kids. Sounds dramatic, but it’s true. I am a few weeks from turning 52. My father dropped dead of a massive heart attack a few weeks beyond his 51st birthday. I hit a major milestone this past year in living longer than my Dad. His brother and father also died from heart attacks. Scary.

I was an adult when my Dad passed but I had kids later in life and they are all still in their teens. I want to be there for them when they graduate high school, college, get married, have kids and all the milestones in their futures. I want to grow old with my wife, Cindy. I want to stay alive.

After my Dad passed I saw how short life was and threw myself in to fitness activities. I became a cyclist and raced with a local team. Cindy and I were taking karate when my Dad died and I went after it hard to get my black belt in record time. I continued taking on different activities to stay fit like running, cycling, kayaking, hitting the machines at the fitness center. I also became a fixture on the hoops court for the lunch time basketball game where I was well known for getting injured (including concussions!).

When we first started having workouts in the new box I really enjoyed the group atmosphere. Even though you were working on your own you felt as part of the team. Over the last 2.5 years I’ve come to look forward to my hour in the box whether for a WOD or for Oly Class. It’s like family.

I am quite certain CrossFit is going to help keep me alive. I am eating healthier. I am putting meat on this skinny body (I weigh more than I ever had and I am happy about it). I feel in better shape than when riding centuries on my bike. I look forward to being at my kids graduations and seeing their grand-kids. I hope I can embarrass them to when I come home from a WOD with my knee high socks on!

Why I root for our RCF1 Team- same reason I root for the Patriots and the Red Sox. It’s our home team. It’s family. You support your home team and your family. I like being able to repay our coaches who root us on and push us through WOD’s. It’s our turn to push them though the WOD’s. Since we don’t get to see them workout much it’s also quite inspiring to see how all their hard work comes to fruition in competition. And, it’s family.

Tim

 

Editors Note:

Tim is one of our most consistent athletes, his passion, motivation and deep love for CrossFit inspires us every day.  Thanks for sharing Tim!

66 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing Tim – amazing story.

    • Thanks Linda.

  2. way to go Tim! great story! you are an inpiration to us all. :)

    • Thanks Liza.

  3. Heck Yeah Tim!!!!

    • Thanks LJ. Got get it this weekend. You and the team will kick some butt!

  4. Tim is obsessed with CrossFit (in a good way) and he’s in the BEST shape of his life! I reap the benefits every time I look at him! One. Hot. Guy. Love, Cindy

    • Thanks to my incredibly hot wife, Cindy! I love you!

      Tim

  5. Nobody better then Timbo! He is the man…. doing the old fellas proud.

    • Thanks Cornie. The old guys have to stick together!

  6. Thanks for sharing Time! We LOVE having you here. Keep up the hard work!

    • Thanks Mel. I can’t wait to watch you compete this weekend. I know you are going to be awesome. Good Luck.

      Tim

  7. Hell yeah Tim!!! Great article!!!

    • Thanks JD. Welcome to the building! Go Dawgs! (had to do it!)

  8. Tim – inspiring piece!!! Keep up the amazing work!!

    • Thanks Joe. Looking forward to seeing you and the RCF1 team nail it this weekend. I am very excited for y’all. Go get it1

  9. Words of inspiration! Three cheers for all CF athletes! 321…Go!

    • Thanks Evan.

  10. Keep it up Tim!! Hope I am in shape when I am as old as you!! :)

    • Ha ha! Thanks Mark.

  11. Yeah Tim. Love it buddy.

    • Thanks Marcy!

  12. You rock Tim – keep it going!

    • Thanks John.

  13. Cool story Tim!

    • Thanks.

  14. Great post Tim! It’s been a blessing getting to know you through CrossFit! God bless and keep up the hard work! It’s paying off :)

    • Thanks Nicci. I feel the same!
      1 Cor. 9:27

  15. Tim,

    You are a special part of our community!!! Thank you!

    • Thanks Austin. That means alot. I truly enjoy it. Good luck this weekend. I know you will represent Reebok well!

      #HAM

  16. Well said Tim … keep up the good work!!

    • Thanks Matt!

  17. Awesome post Tim. You are an inspiration to all :)

    • Thanks Emily. I appreciate it. I look forward to you inspiring us as you recover.
      James 1:2-4

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