What is your background
I’m a trial lawyer and a single mother of two (both CrossFit Kids). I grew up with three brothers in Flint, Michigan, playing every sport you can think of, and I started running long distance when I was in the Army. After I had my kids ten years ago I started lifting more weight in a traditional gym setting, but I kind of came to a crossroads in my workouts last June, and I felt like I needed a change. Some friends who knew me well urged me to try CrossFit. And now I find it to be like parenting – I can’t remember what life was like without it.
How has CrossFit 305 impacted your life?
I turned 50 in December, which really affected me – not in a negative way, but in a positive, inspiring way. Because of CrossFit, I feel like I have never been stronger, and have never been fitter, and I still have so much room for improvement. It sounds hypercompetitive but I love training with a room full of people younger than me, not only keeping up, but even beating some of them. Makes me feel like I can do anything.
What are your goals?
My short term goal — which has evaded me for some time — is to do a strict pull-up. My medium term goal is to go to the CrossFit Games in 2014. And my long term goal is to be kicking ass at 100 without ever having any serious health problems.