My name is Kelly Glasson, and after reading the first two sections of "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon it got me to thinking about how surprisingly beneficial it is to be an amateur at something. It got me to thinking about what I started up that I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I started CrossFit last September, and for those who don't know what CrossFit is, it's a mixture of weight lifting, running, gymnastics... basically anything you can think of that sounds exhausting. I started cold turkey and jumped right into it. It took me a long time to like it, but suddenly one day it became a huge passion of mine. Weight lifting is tricky as an amateur because there are a lot of ways you can hurt yourself, and it's hard to gauge how much weight you can actually handle. When I started I could barely squat clean (bring the bar from the ground to a full front squat) 50 pounds, and now a year and a half later I can squat clean 185 pounds. The best thing about weight lifting and CrossFit is when it gets to be too comfortable, you can always add more weight or move faster, therefore I am NEVER comfortable. It keeps me interested and passionate about the rising sport.