So Many Successes

How long have you been with CRC?
6 months (started June 1, 2015)Favorite WOD?
Fight Gone Bad – I hate it, but I love it.Least favorite WOD?
AngieFavorite Food/Paleo:?
Paleo food: sweet potatoes
Non-paleo food: pizza!Interesting Fact About You?
I climbed Africa’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2014. It took me 6 days to reach the 19,341ft. summit. It was physically and mentally the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life (yes – harder than any WOD!).What were you doing before CrossFit?
In high school, I played soccer. In college, I competed recreationally and did various cardio workouts and classes. In my spare time, I like to run in the metro parks behind my house and I love biking!How did you hear about CRC?
I found it by searching for gyms online and noticed a Groupon back in 2014. I joined during the summer of 2014 for a couple months between my junior and senior year at Ohio State while I was interning in Cleveland for the summer. After graduating in 2015, I knew I wanted to jump right back into it.Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CRC?
I can’t feel my body, but I f***ing love this.

What was a success you had at CRC?
I’ve had so many successes at CRC! Some of the ones I’m most proud of include:
-Getting my first Rx pullup
-Walking into CRC on day one not knowing what a snatch or clean & jerk were to joining the weightlifting class and learning everything about them. Now practicing Oly lifts are a new favorite hobby of mine.
-In nutrition, I learned how to meal prep and balance my macronutrients which have led to overall awesome nutrition habits
-Learning dubs – this was one of the most frustrating movements to learn!
-Becoming a bo$$ at rope climbs
-Learning how to do handstand pushups
-Competing in my first team competition in November with CRC teammates…did I mention I’m very competitive?
-Making a ton of new friends/family that I get to hang out with every day! Coming into CRC is the highlight of my day ?What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit?
Learning each movement takes time – be patient and stick with it. Practice your weaknesses. Don’t be afraid to ask coaches for help or guidance. If you find yourself on the floor barely able to breathe at the end of the wod – good job, you’re doing it right. Most importantly, make friends and have fun.

Diana Hampton