Name: Casey Walsh
Division: RX
Competitions: 3rd place 2014 Deuces Wild, 3rd place Bacon Beatdown (Rx team), 1st place 2014 Women's individual Bad to the Bone Obstacle Course, 1st Place women's Elite 2014 Thanksgiving Throwdown

1.Tell us a little about yourself: I have been a Police Officer with the City of Ocala for almost 6 years. I am currently a part time SWAT Operator and full time K-9 Handler. I love my job, it is my passion and it is what turned me to Crossfit. I have always played sports and considered myself an athlete, Baseball being my favorite.

2.Why did you start CrossFit? I was in a pretty bad car accident on duty in March of 2010. I suffered a minor lower back injury and was told not to do anything too taxing. After about two months of being sedentary, I started reading articles about Police Officers being injured and killed in the line of duty. I realized that I had no choice but to be in the best shape I could be in because my life, and the lives of others literally depended on it. Every day, my job asks the unexpected of me and when I learned about the Crossfit methodology, and actually got a taste, I never looked back.

3.How long have you been practicing CF?Just about 4 years.

4.What changes did you make first in your life? The importance of fitness, it moved way up on my to do list.

5.What did you first love about CrossFit? I loved the challenge. I loved that it was never easy. I loved that I had to come in and win and it really put things in to perspective for me. I gained the winners mindset.

6.What were your biggest hurdles? Gymnastics!!!! I am still hurdling...

7.What are you continuing to improve in to accomplish your goals? I fell in to the dreaded slump. I let other things become more important and really ignored a lot of my goats to keep my pride in shape. Recently (with awesome teammates) I have been pushed to actually work on my weaknesses and I plan on continuing to do so.

8.Why would you recommend others to compete or try CrossFit? To me, CrossFit is like a good old fashioned playground fight. Sometimes you win, sometimes you get tossed on your butt, but you can always take something away from it. Those types of fights always gave us something, whether it be a scar, a new friend, or a good story, they mold us in to better people...and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than a therapist.

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