1) What brought you to CrossFit?
I first heard about CrossFit in 2009 when Annie Thorisdottir [a.k.a. Icelandic CrossFit Superstar and two times CrossFit Games Champion] competed in her first CrossFit Games. I knew her from the Bootcamp gym in Iceland where we were both members. In 2010 Annie and the owners of Bootcamp started offering CrossFit classes and I signed up for their very first foundations class. At that time I was getting tired of my current workout routine and wanted to spice things up a bit. CrossFit seemed like the perfect way to do that!
2) What was your first impression?
My first impression was how incredibly hard it was and how much there was that I couldn’t do yet! I don’t have any specific athletic background and with CrossFit there are so many skills to master (my biggest challenges have been the gymnastic movements and olympic weight lifting). But all the challenges somehow ignited a fire in me, I am very competitive and once I started seeing the improvements I was making, I was hooked 🙂
3) What’s been your biggest accomplishment?
For me the biggest accomplishment CrossFit has brought to me is showing me how much more I can do and how far I can get through hard work and consistency. I keep track of all my workouts and I find it very rewarding to be able to compare results and see how far I have come, which also drives me to do even better. The mentality I have learned through CrossFit has helped me on so many occasions, both in school, professionally, and my personal life. It has made me a stronger person and helps me see how far I have come since I started my journey 5 years ago.
4) What are you working on now?
Usually I would always have a specific answer for this question, but right now I am mostly focusing on consistency in my training. I try to show up as much as I can and enjoy the programming. So far its worked out well for me and I’ve been seeing some improvements in my strength numbers over the last few months.
5) What’s your favorite CrossFit COMO memory?
My favorite thing about CrossFit COMO has been how welcoming everyone is here. I think that when looking back there is not a specific memory but the whole experience that stands out. I love the support and encouragement that I feel from the community. One of my favorite moments was surprising myself by winning some events at the Friday Night WOD.