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Antone McCatty

Antone McCatty

February 04, 2021

Back in 2007 I fractured my femur. It was one of the most devastating things that had ever happened to me. I wasn’t in the best state of mind for those first couple of weeks. I had never had an injury bad enough that I needed surgery before, so getting a metal rod inserted in my leg made me feel some type of way.

At that time, I had (and I still have) the fastest 100 meter sprint time in Massachusetts history. I’m also a firefighter and a very active person. The day that I fractured that bone, so many things were running through my head...Will I walk again? Will I be able to run and if so, sprint? Will I be able to work and provide for my family doing the job that I love? At the time, I honestly didn’t know and it was a horrible feeling.

But with help from my family, friends and my brothers and sisters in my firehouse, I was able to remember that I’m a fighter. 

I knew I wanted to come back stronger physically and mentally. I was told it would take me six months to get back to work, butI made it back in four. Finding CrossFit® a year later just added more fuel to help me flourish into the person I am today. Fast forward 10+ years and I’m still learning and growing from my family , friends, and my brothers and sisters in the department. I also learn from the members that I coach at my box and the people I meet in my many adventures day to day. 

Looking back, I’ve realized that fracturing my femur was a way to slow me down so that I could focus on what and who were important in my little speed bump!

Today I’m stronger physically and mentally, not as fast, but I’m learning to approach each day as a new journey, and I work hard so I can play hard.

I love God, I love my family, and that’s why #IAMNOBULL.