How Long Have You Been a CFB Athlete? 3.5 years
What brought you to CrossFit?
I smoked cigarettes for 30+ years and nine years ago was diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I quit smoking and gained weight. I was in a stressful career, overweight, and unhealthy. I knew Dr. Clark through my work and he had mentored my son on his senior project at CrossFit. I wanted to lose weight and feel better. I was concerned about being able to work out as my lung capacity was very limited. CrossFit has changed my life. I lost weight and did things that seemed impossible. I love my CrossFit Brevard family. They support and encourage me through this journey
Important goals you've reached: I just completed my fourth 5K which makes me very proud!
Future Goals: With Marcie's help I am working on my breathing and strength. I look forward to my first real pull-up and back sqautting my body weight.
Favorite WOD or WOD Element: This will sound insane, but I like the long WODs. The 12 Days of Christmas, Murph, and the Thanksgiving WOD are my favorites. It takes me longer than everyone else and usually I only do half the reps. However, these work-outs help me realize how much I have accomplished. I HATE burpees.
What advice would you offer to new or prospective CrossFitters? Don't ever think you can't do it. I tell everyone who talks to me about CrossFit... "If I can do it anyone can."
Aside from a CrossFit athlete, how would you describe yourself? I love my family and my friends. I love my job and the work we do to change the lives of our students. I am very driven, self-motivated and set high expectations for myself and others.