1. What brought you to CrossFit?
My husband was introduced to Crossfit while serving in the military. For six years he tried to get me to give it a try, just once. I was always too intimidated and thought there was no way a out of shape, mother of four would be able to do it. One Saturday my in laws were in town and offered to babysit so me and Matt could go do a partner WOD. The lure of a morning away from kids finally got me through the doors.
2. What was your first impression?
I instantly fell in love with the community. People were kind, they made a effort to know my name, they supported each other…I loved it. I had been going to “Globo gyms” and made more connections in a week at Crossfit than I had in years elsewhere. But it was not only the people, I loved the workouts and the challenge of trying new things and getting stronger. For the first time in my life I cared more about what my body could do and not how I looked in skinny jeans.
3. How has that changed?
I still love the community and that is what keeps me going. Over the last four years my husband has traveled extensively for his job. Crossfit has literally kept this over-worked, mother-of four, sane!
4. What was your first “Bright Spot”?
My first bright spot was getting a strict pull up. I had not been able to do one since my sixth grade, Presidential physical fitness test. Any of you old enough to remember those??? I just thought it was something that woman my age couldn’t do. This year my goal is to do 10 in a row.
5. What are you working on now?
I also want to work on increasing my squat numbers. I have had a few minor injuries over the years that have really weakened my lower body. This year, I want to stay healthy and increase my strength.
6. What’s your favorite CFLT memory?
My favorite LT memory….now that is a hard one. I have been a member at four gyms, in three different states, and LT is by far my favorite. I love the people. I love seeing people get stronger and push themselves. This all seems to culminate at the open.