ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – MAY 2017
My Hometown is: Auburn, WA
My family consist of: My mom lives nearby, my brother and his family live in Colorado, and my boyfriend, Dave. I live with my dog Peachie and my cat Gracie.
Began CrossFit: I think it was September or October 2015
My favorite movement is: Deadlift! And power cleans. (The list of things I don’t like is long. Haha)
My achievement(s) thus far is/are: I’ve PR’d on everything since I got here. Dee’s attention to detail has really helped me be technically proficient which has allowed to me to improve in all my movements.
My fitness goal(s) is/are:
- Get to the box 4 times a week, because it helps my anxiety so much.
- Outrun my gene pool as much as possible – inflammatory arthritis runs rampant in my family, and I want to avoid that pain as much as possible. My thinking is that if I strengthen the muscles around my joints, the muscles will support the joints and keep the joints from getting damaged in the first place (if they’re damaged, the arthritis sets in – this is my lay-person’s understanding). And my dad, the other half of my gene pool, died of cancer 16 years ago, so I’d like to avoid that as well…
- Workout enough to eat good food and have wine and ice cream.
What I like about CrossFit is: It is different every day. I started running at 13, and ran all throughout high school and college, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s started to be boring and super painful
Before GCF: A runner, a bored elliptical rider, a spinner, a yoga class junkie, and a Pilates-wannabe… CrossFit is a much better fit for my personality. Although, I do still do yoga most days, too. Gotta keep good balance!
When I’m not a GCF, you’ll find me: At work at Green River College, or quilting at home or at my friend’s quilt shop. Or watching TV. Or reading. Or hiking. J
Love having Heidi aka FabUlous as a part of GCF, her smile is contagious.