Squat clean: 220lbs
Back squat: 285lbs
DT (prego): 6:27
Mile run: 7:34
CrossFit Level 1 Certification.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Bachelors of Science.
I grew up playing sports from an early age. Throughout high school, I played softball all year long, basketball and soccer. I went on to play softball at the collegiate level, junior year I quit once I had found CrossFit. I began CrossFit in 2016, and in 2017 I found mine forever home with Long Road CrossFit! I instantly became competitive in the sport, fortunate enough to compete in local competitions, at The Arnold Sports Festival, and at The Granite Games in the Women’s Pro Division.
In 2017, shortly after joining LRCF, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 22 years old. To say my life was turned upside down would be an understatement. I was in the middle of nursing school, I was the healthiest, the strongest, and physically/mentally in the best shape of my life. I had big plans, and big goals, and I was extremely angry. This put a wrench in all my plans. I learned very quickly, such is life. It’s unfair and we’re all facing hardship, but I knew I had two things in my control. My actions and my reactions, so I quit sulking and focused on the positives. I was strong, I was healthy, and I single-handedly had the best support system. Without that foundation of health, without the incredible community I had behind me, I think my outcome could have been completely different. In April of ‘18, I completed all treatments and have been cancer free since. I got married 2 years later to my husband who I met at LRCF (they’re secretly match makers too), and we had a baby boy.
I’ve been involved in the sport for almost 8 years now, it’s single-handedly the best hour of my day. Mid 2022 I finally decided it was time to take the next step and become a coach. My competitive side is still there, but priorities have shifted, and I was ready to give to others what was given to me when I first started. Starting CrossFit can seem intimidating and scary, but it’s quite honestly the complete opposite. I vividly remember my first several months as a new athlete trying to absorb all the new and foreign information. The encouragement, support, community, and confidence I was given as a new member were what kept me returning. I decided I wanted to be that for someone else. I’m passionate about the sport and our community, and I want everyone to experience it. Learning a new skill, hitting that new max on a lift, finishing a workout before the clock beeps, getting upside down for the first time, the list can go on and on. Showing up and walking through those doors will be the hardest part, I promise. The only regret you’ll have is wishes you did it sooner.