What is it about CrossFit that keeps us coming back for more? Is it the WOD, the people, the competition, the personal record (PR), the spiritual feeling? Maybe it's a combination of all of those things...with one being more predominant than the other, on any given day. The bottom line: we keep coming back for more.
Whether you are working out on your own or with others, the WOD will get done. We feel a certain loyalty to the WOD, be it the main site, another affiliate's workout, or your own. We owe it to CrossFit to get it done. But why? What drives us? What keeps us coming back for more? I believe it is because we feel we are a part of something that is much more significant than ourselves.
I am not a sociologist, but I strongly believe that we are driven by purpose--a purpose much larger than our own course. We have an inherent notion to want to contribute to our own institution. But how do we do that? In the best capacity that we see fit, with regard to our own personal strengths and convictions.
In the end, it does not matter what keeps you coming back, it is just the fact that you do.