Where did you grow up?
The small town of Waimea on the island of Kauai
What are your hobbies (besides CrossFit)?
When I’m not working or at the gym, you’ll find me spending time with my hubby Mark, baby girl Malia, family, and friends. I also enjoy a good HGTV, Food Network, or game show (so fun that they brought back Supermarket Sweep!)
What is your occupation?
I work full-time as a hematology nurse practitioner. On the side, I teach what many people don’t know about managing money, so they can make informed financial decisions and achieve financial peace of mind.
How were you first introduced to CrossFit?
My friend Stephanie invited me to try CrossFit Blade. I still remember attending my very first class in the former Blade location across the street (where in the pre-Wodify and whiteboard days, we kept track of our progress in a 3-ringed binder and counted our rounds with rocks!). I finally convinced Mark to try it with me and we officially signed up on July 4, 2013. Stephanie has since moved to North Carolina, but I will be forever grateful to her for introducing me to Chris, Claire, and the Blade ‘Ohana (family).
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Cindy and Murph are my fave WODs and I actually don’t mind burpees #mahaloburpees
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
My snatches are a continual work in progress and the assault bike always gets me!
What CrossFit accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being able to stand on the podium at last year’s Blade Games (Scaled Division)
What is your favorite song to WOD to?
I can throw down to just about anything, but I miss Coach Frankie playing Dropkick Murphys “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” (Instrumental). It always put a smile on my face and powered me through any WOD 🙂
What would you like to accomplish next through CrossFit?
Bar muscle up and handstand walks
Fill in the blank: I love…. I eat…. I will… I am….
I love God, my family, friends, and the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a WOD and hitting a new PR 🙂
I eat mostly healthy, though I do love my sweets!
I will “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in all circumstances give thanks” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
I am honored to be this month’s BAM and blessed to be a part of the Blade community!