Where did you grow up?
I mainly grew up in Arizona, but I have also lived in California, Georgia and Florida.
What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
Hobbies besides CrossFit would be anything active! I love going out and being with friends and family! Now that it is much cooler outside I like to go on runs and maybe a hike here and there. In the summer you can always find me in some kind of body of water, I love to swim! I like going to the movies but I can’t sit still for too long, gotta be doing something. I have way too much energy! 5am knows what I’m talking about! Haha! I also like to play around on the piano and violin and learn new songs (mainly from movies…. alright fine, Disney movies ￼) I’m also a big comic book nerd and I like all that superhero jazz. The biggest thing that I love to do is being silly and making people laugh!
What is your occupation?
I am a Physical Education Teacher at Vista Verde MS. I absolutely LOVE my job!!!! There were a couple years where I had to teach at a high school (Worst… thing… EVER!) and at Vista Verde and then at two middle schools. But now I am only at Vista and it is awesome! The kids think I’m pretty cool…. at least I think they do… ￼
How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
I was first introduced to CrossFit by my husband Peter he took me to his friends gym a couple of times, who was just starting out, and I really liked it! It was in Tempe and I was living with my roommates (aka Jim and Marilyn) in Desert Hills, which was too far. I couldn’t find a gym close enough to me that was worth it. Steve and Jessica Richardson were the ones who introduced me to Blade! Best decision I have ever made!
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
My Favorite WOD would have to be Annie. I’m pretty fast with sit-ups (well, I think I’m fast) and I love Double unders (I would say I’m pretty fast with them too, not to brag or anything!) My favorite movement would be the snatch!! I use to be scared to death of it and now it is my favorite thing! I’m also starting to like handstand push ups a lot more now that I can do them better with my long gorilla arms! ￼
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
My least favorite WOD would have to be anything that has any kind of burpee movement in it…….. box over burpee, bar over burpee, jump and hit a 6 inch target burpee, parter burpee…… Burpees and I have a love hate relationship. They are my least favorite movement as well. They take me FOREVER! ￼Oh and if you have ever worked out with me you will know that the scorpion stretch is another movement that…. well you get the idea…
What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
The best accomplishment that I am most proud of would have to be that I FINALLY (during the open) got a strict Pull-up!! I have been with blade for almost 3 years now and I would practice and practice and I just couldn’t lift my heavy self up! Then I finally did! Best feeling! To also have both Chris and Claire there to witness it (They would see me struggle with it ALL the time) made it ever more special!!
What is your favorite song to WOD to?
Hmmmm… I have never really thought about it… I guess anything that has a good fast paced beat to help keep me pumped up. When I go running I like to Listen to anything by Eagles of Death Metal, they have a pretty good beat.
What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
The next thing that I would LOVE to accomplish is to be able to get a bar muscle up! ￼ Hahaha!! Or maybe be able to hand stand walk the whole length of the gym!
Fill in the blank: I love…. I eat…. I will… I am…
I love…. Quoting movies, being silly and cracking jokes!
I eat…. pretty much whatever I want… most of the time its chips!
I will… continue to give my best at Blade and crack jokes while eating chips…
I am… Very honored and blessed to be apart of such a wonderful community of friends and family! Thank you! 🙂