#2 | OCtober 2018 | Volume 2
Tell us about your athletic journey.
I thought I would start doing some training with weights but didn’t really know how to go about it. I remember the first time my boyfriend showed me back squats I couldn’t even squat the bar! After a couple years I moved to Toronto and found CrossFit Colosseum. I quickly fell in love with the workouts and even better the results! Probably one of the best side effects of CrossFit was the increased confidence it gave me. I’ve since started horseback riding (and even doing beginner competitions) and have been doing more and more running (progressing from my first 10k to my first half marathon this year).
What Goals/Milestones are you currently Reaching for?
What does recovery look like for you?
An important part of recovery for me this year was listening to (and trusting) the coaches when they said to slow down. My instinct is always to go even if something hurts which can make injuries worse.
What does Your average week look like?
I do CrossFit workouts 4 days a week, run three days a week, and do horse-back riding once a week.
How are you able to maintain your training routine?
A big part of me maintaining my routine is keeping it routine. I’m very much a schedule loving person so following a regular schedule takes all the stress of it away. Part of that also means leaving room for recovery and for meal prep.
An important thing for me is also making sure I surround myself with people who support and encourage me in what I do and help me reach my goals.
How are you going to celebrate when you reach your goal?
My post half marathon celebration involved an awful lot of Ramen! But most important for me is taking a bit of time to truly soak in what I achieved and to understand where I want to go from there.
What keeps your motivated?
What advice would you give someone who is trying to reach a goal?
What about someone who has yet to set a goal?
What is something that nobody knows about you?
What is the most common thing you see that is holding people back from recovering better? (If different that the above question)
For keeping me accountable to help me get down to an ideal race weight while balancing nutrition for training.
For pushing me in cardio and encouraging me to keep going (and not taking any grumbling)
For hanging out during therapy, and keeping everything in perspective (and sympathising about running in the cold and rain when Paul won’t)
My awesome knee repair man for helping me keep my training on track!