1. Tell us about yourself
I grew up in Plano with my parents, one older brother and younger sister. We’ve been there since 1985 when we moved for my dad’s job with Frito Lay. I played football until I developed a bone spur in my knee my last year of high school. Although I grew up playing basketball, baseball, and even soccer at one point.
2. Why did you decide to pursue Crossfit?
I had a very long break where I didn’t work out or do much in the way of athletic activities. I started seeing a nutritionist and lost over the course of a year and a half nearly 200 lbs. Which seems crazy to type out. I realized I had lost a lot of muscle in the process and wanted to start being physically fit in addition to weighing less. I started at LA Fitness and playing raquetball with a friend and forgot how much I enjoyed working out. But it didn’t take me long to get bored and unmotivated doing workouts by myself. I tried P90x a friend lent me and I did okay with that and started to run. That lasted for about 4 months and I started to get bored of that. Finally in Oct of 2015 I decided to finally take Willie up on his offer of a week free of crossfit. I loved it from the start, the people and the community reminded me so much of orginized sports I’ve been going ever since. I hadn’t realized how much having other people around mattered to my fitness.
3. How long have you been a member of Crossfit3040?
I started in Oct of 2015 and I’ve always gone at either 5 pm or 6 pm, I am normally at 6 pm now.
4. What is your favorite benchmark/hero Wod and why?
It would involve a lot of weights. I really like cardio + weight WODs – Cleans, shoulder to overhead, DB snatch, burpees and rowing.
5. What do you consider your proudest moment or greatest accomplishment at Crossfit3040?
I think my poudest accounplishment with crossfit is still loving it 3+ years later and always wanting to get back to it even when I can’t help but take breaks while traveling for work up to 2 months at a time. There are crossfit gyms across the worlds, I’ve been to many of them but they aren’t special like 3040 is. I never have that same drive to attend when I’m not home. If you are talking actual movement it probably would be the 2k meter row I did that was just over 6 minutes
6. How has getting in shape changed your life?
I’m at a point in my life where I might not be the fastest or strongest in the gym but when I think of friends my age they mostly seem to physically be on the decline and I’m doing to opposite. I am constantly working towards getting faster / stronger / healthier and it’s a lifestyle I’m not going to stop even though I do occassionaly have to remind myself many of the guys in the gym are 15 years younger than me. haha