Age:35Occupation: Full time parentFirst CrossFit WOD (other than “Baseline” or Fundamentals):
“Schmalls” massively modified. I’m pretty sure I didn’t finish it.

First Thought After First CrossFit WOD:
I don’t know if I can do this!

Before CrossFit I Did:
Not very much. I was never in sports or had active hobbies and when I did get to a gym, it was inconsistent and short lived.

Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Rope climbs-I still struggle with locking my feet when I get tired, but I look forward to them whenever they’re programmed.

Least Favorite CrossFit Movement:
Running more than 400 meters at a time. But if that gets coupled with thrusters or burpees then bonus hate points.

Most Surprising Accomplishment:
Pistol squats came fairly naturally to me.

Best Part About Kitsap CrossFit:
The combination of awesome coaches, people and positive atmosphere!

Short Term Goals:
Everything?!? Handstand push ups, increasing my deadlift/working on technique, getting better at chest to bar pull ups and increasing my overall conditioning. Oh, and double unders!

Long Term Goals:
Ring muscle ups, bar muscle ups, 200lb back squat

Favorite Food:
Burgers with blue cheese, bacon, crispy onions and hot sauce.

Favorite Activities Outside Of The Gym:
Painting miniatures, knitting, karaoke, reading, the occasional video game and napping whenever possible.

Share with us your “Why”:
My “why” is a little complicated. I started CrossFit about 2 1/2 years ago without real expectations that I would like it, and no expectation that I could be good at it. I knew I wanted to be in “better shape”. As a new mom, I just felt lost and overwhelmed and out of control. CrossFit has helped me to recognize that I am strong, and not just in what I can lift or movements that I can do. It’s changed my life and it keeps me coming back for more.