How and when did you discover CrossFit?
My husband (Steve Ek) introduced me to CrossFit. I was a runner and would occasionally lift in our basement or at the local gym, and always said that I would never do CrossFit. Steve had been doing it for a few years, and would come home sweaty every morning, raving about his workout. I eventually found myself extremely bored with running/the normal gym. In November of 2019, I finally signed up after realizing I needed to do something different (and more challenging). When the pandemic hit in March, I had only been doing CrossFit for a few months and barely knew the difference between a clean and a snatch. So I feel like I didn’t actually start CrossFit until June 2020. During the months of March-June when the gym was closed, I was still jogging and working out in our basement gym (not doing any CrossFit related workouts). Thankfully, the gym opened back up, and now I am about 80% sure what the difference between a clean and a snatch is 🙂
How has CrossFit affected you since you started?
I used to pretend I had asthma in high school so that I didn’t have to run the mile warm up for ski team practice (I do not have asthma for those wondering). CrossFit has taught me that getting uncomfortable and pushing myself in a workout can actually be kind of fun. I am not a competitive person, but CrossFit has challenged me to get competitive with myself and set goals…AND accomplish them!
What class do you normally attend?
What are your short and long term goals?
Short term goals- string together double unders and toes to bar.
Long term goals- get stronger in every lift and put more time/effort into practicing the things I struggle with.
What’s your favorite WOD/movement?
Cleans and pull ups!
What’s your LEAST favorite WOD/movement?
Handstand push ups, snatches and double unders. Like I said, I’m really good at not practicing things I suck at.
What is one interesting fact many people don’t know about you?
There isn’t a food that I don’t like, I’ve been waiting for my growth spurt since 4th grade and I LOVE to bake. I really love my career as an OT, but if I had choose a different one I would be a baker.