What was your fitness like before Crossfit?
I’ve been pretty active my entire life-I’m from the generation when we played outside until dark when our moms would call us home for dinner. I played competitive softball in my 20’s and 30’s, started logging miles at Memorial Park since 1975 and participated in my first Bayou City Fun Run in 1975 (still have the bib number). I completed one Houston-Tenneco Marathon in 1988-one’s enough-and just last spring completed the Rhythm and Blues Half. Lifting is my favorite method of training, and before BCCF I had been working with a personal trainer every week for the last 3 years.
What have you gained since joining Crossfit?
I’ve gained a new community of like-minded people who are committed to improving their level of fitness. The camaraderie is wonderful; the support I get from everyone is so inspiring and motivating. I started out in the masters group last September, and after four months of pushing myself through their WOD’s, I decided I wanted more lifting and greater challenges. I love pushing myself, and seeing just how far my mind and body can go.
How has it changed your life?
My body is tired and sore about 5 days a week, and I love it! Crossfit has given me a new focus on my personal fitness commitment and stretch-goals into my senior years. The intensity, community and passion resonate completely with me and what I want from life. I walk into the box and feel energized and ready to give it my all.
Any goals you want to achieve?
Yes, my current goals are to complete Babes and Barbells, improve my understanding and execution of the mechanics and lift more weight! I attend the evening 7:15 class which is fantastic-great group of folks who were supportive from the start.
Anything else you want to add?
Yes……..I would love to compete on the master’s level. One final long-term goal: to be the oldest crossfit masters competitor. They may have to scale a bit more, but I’m good with that, too!