In general, what is your background?
I grew up in Rochester MN, went to Mayo high school, graduated in 1994. I was also was married that year, yes, I got married very young. I have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl, 21, 18, 15 and 13. For many years I just raised the kids. About 8 years ago, I started my own cleaning business. I love what I do, I love to help people. At some point I would enjoy college, for what I have no idea, but it has always been something I’ve wanted to do.
38, yes that is my real age, people do not think I’m that old. They think I’m a lot younger. I have had my own cleaning business, for 8 years and love it. Yes I am one for those clean freaks.
How did you get to know about CrossFit, how did you start?
I don’t have the normal story as to why I started CrossFit (I don’t think anyway). I didn’t need to lose weight, etc., I lost my mom from cancer when I was 24, and she was only 50. That was very hard time in my life. Then March 6, 2012 I lost my dad, he was only 65, three days before my 38th birthday! I now had no parents which was a very weird feeling (still is very weird). It took some time for it to all sink in. When it did, I knew one thing; I did not want to die at a young age like them and was going to do everything in my power to be as healthy as I could be. I had friends and family that had talked about CrossFit, so I did a Google search and what I found was intriguing. Another quick Google search lead me to discover there was a CrossFit gym in Rochester (don’t you just love Google). I emailed Matt, and June 5th 2012, was my intro lesson. It was so hard, but I loved it at the same time. The rest is history!!
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
CrossFit has helped me change every part of my life. It’s helped me do just what I wanted to do, and that was be a healthier me. It has shown me that I can do things I didn’t know my body could do, and made parts of my body hurt I didn’t know could hurt.
Name one goal or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit:
A goal that I would like to accomplish would be to do a triathlon. I have run a marathon in the past and a triathlon has also been on my bucket list. A goal for personal records in CrossFit itself, I just want to get better and see where I will go in it.
Favorite CrossFit moment:
I like the oly lifting
What do you like most about CrossFit CFP?
Knowing that the coaches are there to help me get better and the support they give is awesome. I like the support of everyone that is in class and cheering everyone on.
This far it has been one we did a few weeks ago with deadlifts in it, I rocked that one!
The snatch and the clean and jerk
Least favorite movement:
Double Unders! Maybe when I can do them good, more then 3 at a time I will like them
That’s a good one, with doing the WLC. Right now it would be ice cream, that’s what I want when the WLC is done.
A. 15 minute to practice any gymnastic movement (Pistols, Rope Climbs, HSPU)
B1. TGU – 3 x 3 (R/L) w/30 Sec Rest
B2. Ring Rows – 3 x ME w/30 Sec Rest
B3. Weighted Step-ups – 3 x 5 (R/L) 20 inch w/30 Sec Rest
B4. Back Extensions – 3 x 10-12 w/30 Sec Rest
Recovery WOD Option (If this is your 4th day of training this week):
C. 15 Min AMRAP @ 70%
3/3 x TGU – DON’T RUSH THRU THIS MOVEMENT!
10 x Russian Swings
300M Row @ 25-30 SPM @ Damper 2
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