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Sunday, 06 August 2017 06:21

Athlete of the Month

Barbell at 9 a.m.




How long have you been at CFVF?


It will be 4 years August 29th.


What is your athletic/exercise background?


I played field hockey and lacrosse in middle school and varsity tennis for 2 years in high school. 


What are your current goals? 


My current goals are to improve my olympic lifting technique, cycling heavier movements and to have fun!!  Getting my ring MU back would be nice too!!


What is your favorite non-CrossFit activity?


When not at the gym I enjoy being with my family and friends.  My boys both play baseball and I enjoy volunteering at their little league:)


What is your favorite food/meal?


My favorite food is seafood, especially blue crabs and oysters!  But I also love a big juicy steak!!


What is your favorite CrossFit WOD, exercise, or lift?


I enjoy any WOD that isn't technical and you just have to find your dark place and push through. I love HSPUs, pistols, pull-ups and I surprisinly really like snatches!  They are my biggest weakness but I get most excited when I have a good snatch day!!  


What is your least favorite WOD, exercise, or lift?


The devil bike aka the assault bike...I was not made for that thing!!  And any WOD with dubs in it still gives me anxiety!


What is your favorite thing about CFVF?


The best thing about CFVF is the community!  The coaches and members are the reason I drive 20 minutes to get there!  I have built some great friendships over the past 4 year with people who probably know me better than I know myself!  They believe in me and push me to be the best version of myself, everyday!  And I'm thankful to be a part of it!


What is something most people don't know about you? 


I used to struggle with anxiety and panic attacks..  They started in high school and were very debilitating at times.  I stopped playing sports and had a real tough time figuring out what was going on.  The fact that I couldn't control them caused me to feel helpless and depressed.  I lost myself and my confidence. I tried therapy and medications but for me the medications made it worse and therapy was expensive and a waste of time.  So, I learned how to deal the best I could and stayed away from certain situations that might trigger one but after having 2 boys and wanting to lose some weight, my sister finally convinced me to come try Crossfit.  After the first week I noticed a change in me.  My panic attacks became less and few between and I was proud of myself for getting through something I didn't think I could.  There's something about Crossfit that brings out the fighter in me. Through Crossfit, I've learned how to deal with challenges and not give up and that has carried over into all aspects of my life.  I am stronger both physically and mentally and definitely have Crossfit and everyone at CFVF to thank for that!!


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