How was I introduced to CrossFit: LOL, I just drove by and walked in and signed up being new to the area I was looking for a a replacement to my retirement to hoops...I found it at UCCF
My Favorite WOD/exercise is: Any AMRAP...this way I am not last
My 3 favorite movements are: Sit ups, Planks, Row
If I never had to do this exercise again I would be psyched: Is there a doubt???? BURPEES
My favorite cheat food/meal is: Beer
My proudest CrossFit accomplishment is: Every class I attend
My six month goal is: I never have any long term goals at my age.....just want to wake up and enjoy each and every day and moment with a smile
If I created a WOD and named it after myself, the workout would be: I would adjust "Murph" to the "Adam"....by adding to the 1 mile run to a run to Deans to pick up 6 packs and bring back to the box upon completion of the "Adam"
My name is Adam May (usually at the 6 pm Class). I was diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER at the age of 45. Let me give you some background. There is NO cancer in my family. I had absolutely no symptoms.
In May 2007, the blood work from my annual physical exam raised a red flag. MY PSA had jumped from 1.0 to 3.5 over a two-year period. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a test that screens the levels of protein in your prostate gland to see if there is danger of cancer. The rise in my PSA led me to see a urologist, who had my prostate gland biopsied. It was this test that showed I had a very aggressive cancer (Gleason 9) growing inside me. The Gleason score is assigned by the lab based on the growth of the cancer. My Gleason score of 9 basically indicated that I had the most extreme form of growing cancer, and the prognosis is NOT good.
This PSA test has been approved by the FDA for men over the age of 50 unless there IS cancer in the family (in which case, doctors typically start testing earlier). For some strange reason, my internist runs the test for every man over the age of 40. HE probably SAVED my life. Why???? Because I was tested early and often. Most people who get a Gleason score of 9 or 10 in their 40s do not have a good chance of surviving more than five years. The reason is that the cancer is growing so fast that it is likely to spread to other parts of the body. Because I was tested, it looks like my cancer was caught early enough so that my prognosis is better than most men with a Gleason 9 in their 40s.
Today I am 55 and doing Crossfit 2-3 days per week!!!!
The irony of this is that my wife made my doctor’s appointment for me this year. You know how you get wrapped up with work, family and life. I never seemed able to make the time. I just kept coming up with excuses. Thank God she made this appointment. Don’t be like me!
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ANNUAL CHECKUPS AND MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR TESTS FOR PSA. Maybe this exam will save your life or that of a family member or a friend. It most likely, and, hopefully, saved mine.