How long have you done CrossFit and why did you decide to start?:
I started with Fit Club in December 2013. I tried Crossfit here and there in the past and LOVED it but it never worked with my endurance race schedule. I got semi-burned out on endurance races last year and all I could think about is getting back to CF. Once the racing season ended I signed up for CF.
What do you LOVE seeing on the whiteboard when you get to Fit Club? Why?
I tend to do better at body weight exercises and longer WODs so anything with push-ups, pull-ups, and running although they still suck while you’re doing them.
What do you HATE seeing on the whiteboard when you get to Fit Club? Why?
I’m not a fan of thrusters, snatches, or double unders. There’s a lot of suck in those three exercises.
What’s your go-to “cheat” meal? (not to call you a cheater.)
Pizza, beer, and any baked good containing sugar J
His thorough explanations of movements: “It’s like this… boom…. BOOM!”
What's the biggest change you've seen in yourself/your life since beginning CrossFit?
I’ve lifted weights since high school, throughout my twenties, and I am stronger now at 33 than I’ve ever been in my life! I also learned about Zone / Paleo from the winter challenge which has made a HUGE difference in my recovery and eating habits.
What has Fit Club/CrossFit taught you about yourself?
When I first started I would see a WOD on the whiteboard and think “I’m not sure I can do that or use that weight” but I’d give it a shot and would surprise myself. It reminds me of the quote: “You’re tougher than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can.”
What motivates you to push yourself further?
I’ve always been competitive so being around other great athletes motivates me to work harder.
Tell us something cool about yourself:
Before starting Crossfit I had more of an endurance background. I’ve run a number of marathons, Ironman races, a few 100 mile runs, a double Ironman (281.2 miles), and a triple Ironman (421.8 miles).