- When did you begin CF?
I started CF March 2011.
- What is your favorite movement? Least favorite?
My favorite movement is power snatching. It’s my favorite, because it’s the most technical and challenging lift. Plus, I think, it just looks so cool doing it. When I get this lift it just gives me a feeling of accomplishment and YES I nailed it.
My least favorite and most frustrating movement has been double unders!! I used to hate them and embrace the suck when doing a WOD that involved double unders. This movement has taken me over a year to finally be able to coordinate my feet and hands to do more than 10 unbroken. When the coaches tell you all of a sudden one day you will get them, it’s true! One day, I decided to bring my rope in and start practicing my double unders for a few minutes before class and finally it happened. I got more than the 2 or 3 I used to be able do. They might not always be perfect form off the toes, but I’m closer to my goal of doing 25 – 50 unbroken. It’s work in progress still, but I’m that much closer than I was last year.
- What accomplishment in CF are you most proud of?
The two biggest accomplishments are completing the 42 day Paleo challenge and losing a total of 8.5 inches and hitting PR’s and increasing my strength to be able to RX WODs. .
There’s so many accomplishments that I’ve achieved in CF. The first few weeks in CF was tough and didn’t think I was going to be able to finish the foundations class and that I’d never be as good as some of the other people in class, but I pushed through it and finished. After that I found myself hooked on it. I set goals and document all of my WODs and track my increased endurance (which was my biggest problem), in which has been an accomplishment itself.
- What 3 goals are you focusing on:
My current goals are to get my strict pull-ups, muscle ups, and to RX my WODs within the next 6 months.
- If you could say one thing about your experience at CrossFit BWI, what would it be?
My CrossFit BWI experience has been an awakening in my true abilities as an athlete. There have been great days and there’s been some suck days. BWI coaches have given me the confidence and the push to get through my WODs and not to set limits and there’s no such thing as I CAN’T do it. The coaches are incredible and a true inspiration. What motivates you to keep going during the WOD’s?
- What motivates you to keep going strong during the WOD’s?
I just tell myself that I can do it and the end result will be a feeling of accomplishment. I strive to do better every time.