CrossFit experience: Started CrossFit a little over three years ago. I had friends who did CrossFit and I had wanted to try it for a long time. Danielle, the owner of CrossFit SBF, was hosting a fundraising event for a friend of hers and I thought it would be a great way to try it out. It was a 7 minute AMRAP. I think it included burpees, thrusters and ab-mat sit ups. I used a PVC pipe for the thrusters and thought I was going to die. Somehow I still found myself hooked and I did on ramp the following week.
What keeps you motivated? The coaches and other members really motivate me to keep coming back. I’ve been so lucky with the incredible coaches I’ve had, and I love getting up early to work out the 5:30 class. I’ll typically get up even when I have the day off! Everyone is so supportive and helpful. Working out also keeps me (relatively) sane.
Favorite cheat meal? Probably Brigham’s Chocolate Chip with jimmies. Or French fries. Or both 🙂
Greatest accomplishment in CrossFit? There are so many small daily accomplishments. I think that’s what makes CrossFit so fun. The thing I worked the hardest for was probably pull ups and it was the best day when I finally got them. I always credit Kina with my pull ups. When she started coaching she decided to take our bands away for pull ups. It was a sad day. I may have cursed her. But they gave us new modifications and Kina shared a pull up program with us, and suddenly I could get my chin over the bar.
Next goal(s): So many! I’d really like to do wall balls without wanting to cry. I’m only half joking. They really kill me! I want to string together doubles, string together toes to bar, and get my kipping hand stand push ups back. Being able to consistently do strict push ups has been a goal of mine for such a long time. I go through stages where I really try to work on them but it’s tough to try to do it in a workout. Better, heavier lifts are also always a goal.