Meet Leah Donovan!
I’m originally from Boston. I moved here with my now-husband Kevin in March of 2016, and I’m a law student at Baylor Law School in Waco.
How did you get interested in Crossfit?
When I was in college I started lifting weights a little - squatting, cleaning, push press, etc. Kevin knew of Crossfit from ROTC, and recommended that I try it. I always enjoyed being in a class setting more than working out on my own, so I thought Crossfit might be a good fit for me. In July 2015 I joined a box back home in Boston, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in?
Hardly anyone I go to law school with works out because of how demanding our courses are, so I definitely feel the pressure to just go home and get started on my work. However, I know that if I skip out on my workout for the day I’ll regret it, and I look forward to taking that hour to think about something other than law school. I try to think about the progress I’ve made, the goals I’m still trying to achieve, and the way I’ll feel after I get that hour of work in.
What is your least favorite movement?
What is the next goal you hope to reach with Crossfit Cataclysm?
I want to improve my snatch and get my first ring muscle up.
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and looking to get started? Any tips or Advice?
As cliche as it may sound, Crossfit really is for everyone. It can be discouraging at first - when I first started I remember seeing everyone with pull ups, toes to bar, double unders - all of these skills that I never thought I would get, and that was hard because I wanted to be “good” right away. But these are not easy movements, and while they may come easier to some than others, everyone has something to work on. If you give it a try and stick to it, you will surprise yourself with how much you can do.