Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew up in Richmond, VA and after moving around the state from Charlottesville to Williamsburg to Roanoke, we find ourselves in a new state, but still a college town - Chapel Hill. My husband Joe and I have 3 daughters ages 7, 5, and 2. I'm a licensed K-8 teacher, but I currently stay home with our kiddos. We love the outdoors - hiking, kayaking, and going on bike rides. We also enjoy traveling and hanging out with friends and family.
How did you get started in CrossFit?
When we lived in Roanoke, VA, I read an article about a local Crossfit box and decided to give it a try. I was motivated by fitting into a bridesmaids dress for an upcoming wedding. I was shocked at how my body composition changed in my first three weeks of CF.
What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
I have a few proud moments - the first was continuing to Crossfit up until 2 days before our 3rd daughter was born. Each time I walked in those last few weeks my coach went pale. ;) Also, a year after delivering said baby, I participated in a 3-week nutrition challenge - box members voted on the most significant body change (from our before and after photos) and I won! My body changed so dramatically - I was very proud of how fit I was. Lastly, I was super excited the first time I finally got a double under. That was a great accomplishment.
What is your favorite movement/lift? Least favorite?
I was made to squat - any squat. I was not made to press, but it's improving.
Have you had a favorite WOD so far at CrossFit 15-501?
Anything with kettlebell swings is my favorite.
What are your fitness/CrossFit goals for the rest of the year?
I'm excited to continue to build on my skills and get stronger. One main goal is to strengthen my core and to be consistent with my nutrition.
How has your experience at CrossFit 15-501 been?
This box is so amazing! I can't say enough good things about Jim's coaching, the programming, and the people!
What has been the most rewarding part of your time at CrossFit 15-501?
I am getting stronger every day. The encouragement of my 6am crew and Coach Jim is incredibly motivating. I don't like missing class ever.
What would you say to anyone thinking about trying CrossFit for the first time and trying CrossFit 15-501?
Go for it! You will love how you feel after the WOD - love is not the word for how you feel during, but it's an amazing accomplishment getting in there and getting it done. I look forward to seeing you in the box!