Career/Occupation: Umm I’d say in between
How long xfitting: 8 months
A few benchmark lifts: Deadlift 245 Front Squat 135
A few benchmark WODs: Maybe I should use my logbook more
What brought you to MBS?
Brian was actually pushing me to try it for a good 6 months.He would take me on Saturdays to show me how great it was. When he stopped pushing me or even talking about it to me, I told him I wanted to do it so I called Janelle (but I give him all the credit).
What made it stick?
I loved everything about it; the workouts, the people, the atmosphere. Through college I would go to a gym and run/walk on the treadmill while socializing and not even break a sweat, calling that my workout. It’s like a new challenge every day and it makes me want to go to the gym and try my hardest. It’s hard for me to make myself take a day off.
What kind of athletic background do you have?
I have always played sports growing up. I have been a runner since I was young, played soccer, lacrosse, and swimming. I have always been a big fan of competition.
You are involved in the Strength Program. What benefits are you seeing and what do you like most about it?
I can definitely tell I’m getting stronger and my lifts aren’t as ugly as they were. It’s nice to work on the little things that make up the big picture in wods.
Best CrossFit moment?
I think realizing my abilities all the time and how far I can actually go when I push hard enough
Hardest CrossFit moment?
Probably starting because I was so intimidated by all you crossfitters
What are most focused on right now at the gym?
I have been working on my ring dips lately and L-sits.
What kind of diet changes have you made since joining the gym and have you seen any changes?
I have actually completely changed my diet since joining. I try to eat paleo and have one cheat day a week (except sometimes it turns into more). I’ve been doing it for so long that I don’t have crazy bread or chocolate cravings anymore. I have noticed that I perform better at the gym when I eat well and I have gotten much leaner because of it.
What role do you think community plays at MBS? How has your experience been with that piece of the CrossFit world?
I think it’s probably one of the most attractive aspects of MBS. You automatically have CrossFit in common with everyone and you experience the same workouts (sometimes suffer through). I think the way that everyone pushes and cheers each other on is awesome and there’s no where else you will find that. I think that alone makes me want to be a crossfitter for life.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to do anything really. Hiking, skiing, going out with friends, date nights etc.
Best place you have ever traveled to?
I went to Rome, Italy about 6 years ago. It was an awesome experience and a great city. I would love to go back some day!
Favorite TV show?
Have you ever jumped out of a plane?
Actually, yes. When I graduated college, Brian took me to throw myself out of one as a congratulations.
What one thing (modern convenience) you could not live without?
I was once mistaken for
… I don’t think I ever have been
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?
Sweet Cow. It’s in Old Town Louisville and it’s so good. Ice cream counts as a food group right?
___Challenge___ inspires me.