When did you first come to CrossFit NOLA?
It was August 2013- I had just moved back to NOLA from NYC.
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first experience/WOD?
I heard about CF when i was running with a girl in NYC and was intrigued. It still took several months before i had the guts to try my first WOD at CF Hell’s Kitchen. It was a partner WOD and I’ll never forget the look on my partner’s face when she saw me sprint though the burpee bar jumps before everyone else. After that WOD I knew this was the type of workout for me.
You Just Pr’d You Marathon time. Do you think CrossFit contributed in any way to this? What was your previous marathon time?
Hell to the Yeah! When people ask me my secret I say CrossFit for sure. I ran my 4th marathon in Boston back in 2010 and ran a 3:30. After that, I decided I never wanted to run another marathon again until a fellow crossfitter some how talked me into running a 50 mile Ultra race this coming March1st in Mississippi (Wish us luck!). Upon agreeing to the grueling training, I was determined to try my hardest to make as many CF workouts in addition to running.
What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
I completed a 27 month service as Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, which was an amazing experience and has helped become the person I am today.
How many days do you crossfit? How many run days do you have?
Normally, I am crossfiting about 5 days a week and running 3-4. Recently, due to the high mileage I am doing CF 3-4 days and running 5 days a week.
After a hard workout, what is your favorite meal?
Thanks to Julie and Liz who persuaded me to kick my vegetarian habit of 5 years I would say a juicy double bacon cheesburger with all the fixings. No bun or fries hits the spot.
.On a Saturday night, where could we typically find you?
I am naturally high on energy until about 9pm,then my batteries die. So normally you will find me hanging out at home on a Saturday night or having dinner with my fiance who puts up with me.
What is one goal that you are currently working on that you will accomplish before the end of 2014?
Only one? There are soo many! This very month it is the 50 miler, but as for CF I would love to improve my olympic lifting (I know Jeff..and Jason..and Andrea...and Liz-- i have to stop all this foolish running)
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I really enjoy going to CF NOLA because I am always challenged by this great community of athletes that understands my craziness and are always around to workout, motivate each other and have fun.
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