Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
Occupation: Charge nurse on a Renal/Oncology unit at Advocate Sherman Hospital
When did you first start CrossFitting? April 2013
When did you first start training at CFC? April 2013
Favorite WOD: Fight Gone Bad
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with running
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I played basketball in junior high/high school.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?
One of my friends wanted me to try it out, so I just went along and did it…it was Fight Gone Bad. I had no idea what I was doing, it was over super fast, and I was sore for the next week or so!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)
I am sooo much stronger than I ever was before. I am more conscious of my body mechanics while I am at work. I eat so much better, I have more knowledge of what a healthy diet should be instead of a fad diet telling me what to do.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
I have more confidence in myself ( I actually HATE working out, still do) but I am not as self conscious going to the gym as I used to be.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFC moments:
Any of the group outings and get togethers. CFC chicks night was probably the most fun I have had working out!!
Any advice for people just getting started?
Just go slow, know your limits, don’t feel bad and try to keep up with the veterans!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I don’t really have a straight hobby, I do a lot of random things to keep myself occupied. I am an advocate for cancer patients and hospice/palliative care patients…life is short, don’t forget to live out of the box sometimes!!