Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born and raised in Maine. I'm a Mom of 4, all of whom are mostly grown, and all of whom I consider to be my greatest accomplishments. They are fabulously infuriating, independent, wonderful humans. I have been happily married to an Army JAG (yes, everything they say about lawyers is true) for over 28 years and we've lived and traveled all over the world. I fill my "almost" empty nester days as a nutrition coach. My love for travel is insatiable and I will jump at the chance to go just about anywhere.
How did you get interested in Crossfit? I'm not going to lie, I was looking for an excuse to ditch running and tenacious friends dragged my skeptical behind into a local box. I was instantly hooked.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? The constantly varied workouts keep workouts from being boring. I also like the ability to scale a movement if needed. Don't get me wrong, I love RX'ing a WOD as much as anyone, but the reality is, I shouldn't let ego be the driving force. If I can't do the movement well, or lift the prescribed weight, there is always a way to scale that will still find a way to kick my behind.
Tell me about your sock game…do you prefer ankle, mid, or high socks? Ankle
It might sound funny but CrossFit has made my life easier, here is why… It keeps me "functionally fit". I refuse to be limited by my age or use it as an excuse (by I will keep trying Coach....sorry).
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in? I don't typically lack motivation when it comes to Crossfit. I don't 'have to' go work out, I 'get to', which as I get older, I appreciate more and more
What is your least favorite movement? Easy....the Snatch.
What is the next goal you hope to reach with Crossfit Cataclysm? I would love to be able to handstand walk right into our next duty station. Of course, that means I'd have to start practicing.
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and is looking to get started? Any tips or advice? It's scary to try something new. To be blunt, so what...suck it up. "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow" -Emerson
If there was a “Lister” workout what would be included? A long a** WOD that includes runs, handstand push-ups, and pull-ups.