Brief personal history and journey towards beginning your CrossFit journey:

As a kid I was always very active. In high school I played high school soccer and basketball as well as club soccer. My life pretty much revolved around school and sports. Once I began my freshman year of college in 2013, I found I had all this freedom and neglected physical activity resulting in that good old freshman 15. Second semester rolled around and I decided something had to change. My roommate and I began training for a half marathon in February of 2014, and by that May I had ran my first half in Madison with a time of 2 hrs and 15 min. Running became a huge passion of mine and I became a half marathon nut. By winter of 2017 I ran 6 half marathons and I hit a record time of 1 hr and 57 min. After that I hit a plateau and got bored of running. I couldn’t beat any of my times. I tried doing the typical lifting schedule with 30 min cardio but I got bored and just couldn’t stick with it. My fiancé’s family all had joined CrossFit Oshkosh and told me to give it a shot. I am so happy I did because I found something I love just as much I loved running!


What brought you to CrossFit Oshkosh?

My fiance’s family were all members and told me to join! 

Your first impression of CrossFit Oshkosh?

At first I was a little intimidated. I came for my No Sweat Intro and people were doing muscle ups on the rig and handstand push ups. Once I came to my first class though I found that everyone was SUPER helpful and things could be modified so that I could build up strength at my own pace.

What has been your biggest hurdle since starting?


What is your favorite aspect of CrossFit?

The community atmosphere and all of the incredible people I have met. People are always cheering you on, giving you advice, and looking out for you. I have never been a part of something that was so awesome! I also LOVE that the workouts kick my butt. Being a half marathon runner, I never really took the time to lift and focus on body weight movements. This has really given me a new passion for fitness and has motivated me to set goals I never thought I would be able to do (pull ups).

What are your current goals in CrossFit? 

Get a pull up without band assistance and lose 10% body fat by going to crossfit 4-5 days a week and maintaining a healthy diet.

What is something we don’t know about you? 

The last race I ran was a 19.3 mile challenge in Disney World (my most favorite place in the whole wide world). I got to run through all of the parks and meet characters along the way. I am obsessed with Cheez- its, unfortunately. I also have a black lab/pitbull mix named Teddy and he is my best friend (and so is my fiance 🙂 ) !