Fight Gone Bad
LEAST FAVORITE WOD:
SPORTS & FITNESS BACKGROUND:
I grew up plahing soccer, basetball, and baseball. By my sophomore year of high school I began concentrating on competitive swimming. Once high school was over I stopped swimming competitively and mostly skied and lifted weights throughout college. After college I decided to join the Coast Guard with the aspiration of completing the grueling AST "a" school and becoming a helicopter rescue swimmer. Training was six months of extremely mental and physically challenging training but after two attempts I made it. Each day of training consisted of roughly 4 hours of swimming and 2 hours of "The Grinder" which included high intensity running, body weight movements and kettlebells.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?
I love exploring new activities and places. One of my favorite things to do is take my bike to a new city with my fiancé or friends and go explore it. A few years ago I started bonsai which has been very relaxing and therapeutic. Archery has also been another form of meditation for me and I hope to begin hunting soon.
HOW DID YOU FIRST GET EXPOSED TO CROSSFIT? Take us back to your first WOD.... what was it, anyhow did it feel?
I was first exposed to CrossFit by my instructors from AST "a" school who participated in CrossFit themselves to maintain their fitness. Looking back on training there are many aspects that draw from CrossFit. I don't remember much about my first WOD but I do remember being a little nervous walking into the gym. I had good endurance but a lot less strength when I first began CrossFit. I was hesitant to learn new movements but with a lot of practice, hard work, and motivation from Frank and Ryan I improved drastically.