First CrossFit workout?
I can’t really remember my first CrossFit workout…However, I vaguely remember doing a bar movement while feeling super awkward and uncoordinated
How did you find CrossFit Recursive?
I moved to Madison a little over a year ago and I wanted to find a new gym. I searched on Google Maps and CrossFit Recursive was the closest result near me. I had always wanted to try CrossFit so I suppose it was just meant to be.
What has been the most fun so far?
Thus far, I have to say participating in the 2017 Festivus partner competition in Janesville, WI with a bunch of rad people from our gym was super fun. We had a solid group and it was awesome to see all of us improve from the first day of competition training to rockin’ it on the day of the event. There’s nothing like cheering on people you care about!
Something we might not know about you?
Before I entered elementary school, I caught a lizard while wearing my dad’s tube socks on my hands as gloves. I placed it in a box and showed my dad. He left me alone to play with it and I ended up accidentally pulling off its tail. I was unaware it was a defense mechanism to escape from predators. In search of a quick solution, I duck taped the tail back onto the lizard and went into another room to hide. Long story short, my father found the lizard, gave me a nature lesson, undid the duck tape, and returned our poor little friend to the woods. In conclusion, at a young age, I knew what “scaling down” meant.
PhD history student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison
Favorite CrossFit Movement?
Without a doubt: Deadlifts.
Least Favorite CrossFit movement?
Wall balls. Ew.
Your ideal WOD?
Perhaps an AMRAP complex with low rep heavy barbell movements and maybe a dash of burpees for a little spice.
Greatest CrossFit accomplishment so far?
I have to say…Getting my very first pull-up was super exciting!
Things that interest you outside of CrossFit?
I really enjoy watching cartoons, operas, and learning about pirates. I am also a sucker for museums, archives, and art galleries. I could literally get lost in them for hours.