Humans of LoLo: Adam Davidson – CrossFit Games Athlete
How does it feel to earn your ticket compete as a 2020 CrossFit Games Athlete?
This is our first time interviewing a CrossFit Games Athlete!
“It feels – what’s the opposite of lonely? It doesn’t feel like one thing because there’s so many aspects to making this achievement possible. Cause I’ve been trying to do this for the past 7 years right? In previous years where I’ve been close but never making it, it felt like something was missing. Before, I was a total mess. Trying to do it on my own, it felt like it had to be that way.
Because of the incredible support I get from [Kelsey] and our LoLo community, and my choice to accept that help, I feel like I get to share this with everybody and I feel a sense of being loved. It was absolutely surreal to win the Brazil CrossFit Championship.
What’s there that wasn’t before?
“Taking responsibility for my life and knowing that it’s not just for me. Part of why I do it is to inspire others to strive for what’s important for them even if it’s hard. As a result, their families get to experience them as their best self”.
Tell us about the journey.
“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs throughout this journey – surgery, losing family members…but having something to work towards and having that possibility come true, the feeling is hard to explain”.
What has been the happiest moment of your life?
“This is more the proudest. In 2020, this year, I got to be the reason my family has a closer relationship, I get to be the reason they still talk to each other. I took a course called the Landmark Forum
and the communication tools encourages human connection and how to be with conflict. As a result, I was able to reconnect my family and it feels like anything is possible.”
What is the saddest moment of your life?
“Probably losing my grandma, Anna. And my Grand Papa. They were both the embodiment of human connection, they made sure that our family stayed in contact with one another and they cared a great deal for others. For myself and the world to lose that was a very sad day”.
Who is the most influential person in your life and why?
“[Kelsey is]. [Kelsey] show[s] me that anything is possible and that I can do it all. [She] show[s] me that I can be there for others and myself at the same time. [She] call[s] me out on all my shit and show[s] me how to remove barriers that I put in front of myself. Even when I act defensively and make it hard for [her] to communicate with me, [she] [doesn’t] back down because [she’s] a stand for what’s possible for me. [Kelsey] juggle[s] 5 things at once and run an amazing gym as a side hustle and you’re always up to something that involves creating something beautiful for others.”
What are you most afraid of right now?
“I think I’m afraid of not being seen. I think what that means is that my intentions in being there for others is misunderstood. I’m afraid of not being liked, or more specifically I’m afraid of not being included. I felt that way as a kid and I’m afraid of others feeling that way”.
What are you most excited about right now?
“Having babies, getting married, going to the games. In that order – becoming DADam (laughs)”.