1. What do you do when you’re not at the gym? Your profession?
I'm a Registered Polysomnographic Technician. Which means that I work in a sleep disorders center. We watch people sleep, diagnose and treat sleep disorders. It's not at all as boring as it sounds. I love the work that I do because we really do help people. Good sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders is much more important to our health than most people realize. Believe me, I could and will, go on about this for days!
2. How did you find out about CF?
I saw CrossFit on television years ago. I stumbled across a CrossFit Games program and thought that it looked like a lot of fun. I did realize that those athletes were doing things that were far beyond my ability but the seed had been planted. At the time Iron Tribe was the only gym in town so my plans to begin CrossFit were sadly, put on hold.
3. What makes you come in and train on days that you don’t want to?
Honestly, I always want to come to the gym and train. I'll take an extra day here and there for recovery because I try to listen to my body and I don't need an injury. I wish I were younger and could physically handle 5 days a week. If anyone has suggestions on building in that direction please let me know.
4. What’s your favorite movement and/or workout?
My favorite workout so far has been Murph. I hope to do that one RX next year, but who knows. My favorite movements are the ones that don't involve the barbell. I love the body weight stuff likely because I wish I had been a gymnast like my dad. (I seriously like everything, including the assault bike!)
5. What’s one thing you would like to accomplish within CF in the next year?
I really want to develop the proper form on the Olympic lifts. I want to get them perfect with light weight so I can progress to heavier lifts without fear of injury.
6. Name something about you that’s a little-known fact.
When I was a kid, I was a figure skater. I caught a lot of crap for that one because it was far from cool outside the skating community. I didn't know back then that you didn't have to be the cool kid to be happy.