Division: Age 35 (I try to RX as much as I can but sometimes still need to scale)
Competitions: Daily...usually the 5pm class.
Tell us a little about yourself: i.e. Family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.
born in small town in SE New Mexico...moved to Ocala in '86. graduated from Fla Statein '01(GO NOLES). married to my dream for over 2 yrs, Erika. got real lucky with that one! i am a real estate broker/developer. been doing that for over 10 years...specialize in ag land investments. i enjoy hunting, fishing, yardwork, CFIT and long walks on the beach with my wife.
Why did you start CrossFit? Chris yancey (broinlaw) was doing it and suggested I try, been hooked ever since.
How long have you been practicing CF? I'm thinking about 3 yrs.
What changes did you make first in your life? Became committed to just showing up & I started enjoying working out...used to be a chore, now I look fwd to it.
What did you first love about CrossFit? The diversity/challenge of the WOD's and the camaraderie is hard to beat. I've never seen such a strong and unique community in any gym.
What were your biggest hurdles? Getting over being sore! still sore, have just grown accustomed to living with it. struggled with a lot of the oly movements at first and mu's have always given me a heck of time.
What are you continuing to improve in to accomplish your goals? Showing up. gotta keep the wheels greased. listening to the coaches and sticking with it are key.
Why would you recommend others to compete or try CrossFit? Look at Tim Shakra...dude is old as dirt and is one of the fittest cats I know! love ya Shak! I've worked out my whole life and just kind of plodded along not seeing any gains or results...the energy, diversity, people and atmosphere are just a real cool thing that i think everyone should experience and you can get in dern good shape in the process.