Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, we moved to Phoenix in 2009 so I could finish student teaching.
What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
I love spending time with my family. I do like to bake, although that has declined drastically since I started Crossfit. Photography, too, but that’s my job now!
What is your occupation?
I am a wedding photographer, part time teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and most of the time a stay at home mom
How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
Chris and Claire started coming to our community group and Claire personally invited me, you really can’t say no to one of the owners! I was also way ready for something to change.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
My most favorite movement would probably have to be the clean! Hang, power, squat, above parallel… I don’t even care where I start or where I land, it is so fun! I also heart back squat and deadlift. If I can get a good workout in 10 minutes within a 5 foot box, it is a pretty stellar day. Oh! Also Fight Gone Bad. Amraps over chippers all day, errday.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Anything that involves getting my body a distance in an attempted relatively quick amount time, primarily running (but really, is running even crossfit?). Double unders- because I know it’s coordination and I like to think of myself as a coordinated person but those somehow prove me really wrong.
What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
Kipping pull-ups, baby!!!! 185# back squat is pretty bomb too.
What is your favorite song to WOD to?
Pitbull, honestly anything Anthony plays probably. That beat though. Chris’s 90’s playlist is a close second. I’m eclectic.
What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
I would LOVE to hit a 200# back squat, become the basic amount of efficient at double-unders, and my all time goal: if a stranger were to find me in a store they would think I just may know the answer to where the closest crossfit gym is (aka see my muscles I work so hard for!).
Fill in the blank: I love…. I eat…. I will… I am…
I love jesus and a good sense of humor!
I eat chocolate. Oh wait. Did I say chocolate. I totally meant perfect macros.
I will be successful.
I am loved deeply.