Get To Know Renee Wright

You can always count on Renee.  She the person in class with the best attitude at 5:30 in the morning, she’s always down for a partner WOD, and she’s a fountain of knowledge on the subjects of couch awareness & snatch bogginess.  Continue reading for further explanation & general awesomeness from Renee Wright.
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What do you do for a living? 
I am an occupational therapist.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym? 
I love hanging with my dogs.
What made you decide to try CrossFit? 
A friend at work was doing a boot camp and talked me into trying it out.  Another co-worker and I went into it thinking that we would do the 12 sessions and then be done.
How long have you been at CFP? 
It was three years ago in May.
What was your experience with fitness like prior to CrossFit? 
I have never been good at any sports and always felt silly trying because I am not a natural.  Before CrossFit at Progression I didn’t workout much and exercise was mostly walking my dogs.
What was your biggest fear when you started CrossFit? 
Feeling and looking stupid… this was really out of my element.
Favorite cheat day meal? 
I really have a sweet tooth.  Not so much a meal, but my favorite cheat snack is popcorn mixed with skittles, or salty carmel ice cream, or Reeses and Heath blizzard.
What goal(s) are you currently chasing? 
Honestly I have been in a little dip so my goal is to get more consistent with getting there.
What’s the hardest part about CrossFit? 
I go in the morning because if I don’t something always comes up during the day or I talk myself out of it.  So the hardest part is not hitting snooze at 4:50am.
What’s one thing your fellow CFP’ers would be surprised to learn about you? 
I am from a huge family.  I am from a family of 6 kids and have 70 first cousins who are mostly all married with kids and grandkids.  I had to marry someone from a different state to make sure I wasn’t related to him! 😉 I also have 15 nieces and nephews… I love being an aunt.
What your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach at CFP? 
Coaches usually have to remind me not to hog the rings so others get to work on muscle ups too 😉  Seriously, Michael reminded me of different kinds of goals that I can work on to get refocused.  Also, Nic keeps me constantly aware of couch awareness.
How has your outlook on health/fitness changed since starting CrossFit? 
It is a more regular part of who I am.  It is something I check off my list before work so it gets done.  I feel guilty if I don’t do it.
What has been your fondest memory during your time at CFP? 
There are a lot of them.  We have a lot of funny moments in the morning like Michael’s sneak spotting on Jay during back squats, some members being confused when Micheal told us not to get “bogged down in the snatch”, or other silly little moments keep me coming.  Also, there have been several bigger events that the coaches have put a lot of work into such as FNL, various throw downs, and coaching us at Festivus that have been quite memorable.
Why do you think you’ve stuck with CFP? 
The community and the hope that the next WOD will be a partner WOD.  It is also a safe place.  I will never be a competitive athlete but it is ok to be at whatever level and not feel stupid.
What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining CFP? 
Get to know the folks in your classes.  It makes it a lot more fun and easier to come back everyday.