4 Rounds for time of:
8 Handstand Push-ups
This time last year… was a rest day and we featured a pic of an awesome group Shotgunning a beer!
Nice to Meet You
Nice to meet you, I’m Kate M.
To all of those I haven’t met yet, I’m Kate Mikelsons and I’m thrilled to be one of the new interns at CFC. I have been a 7am Women’s Only CrossFitter since December of 2011 until recently, so most likely we haven’t met quite yet. I wanted to introduce myself to the community and give a little background on my athletic and CFC experience so far.
I’ve been in athletics as long as I can remember. I was a competitive gymnast from age 3-13 (yes, this is why my toes are always pointed-I’m hardwired whether I like it or not!), and then took up diving my freshman year of high school (springboard and platform). Unfortunately my junior year of high school, I had a reconstructive shoulder surgery after the years of pounding on my body finally caught up to me in a midair freak accident while diving. Determined that the injury I suffered wouldn’t be the end of my athletic career, I completed my high school and club team seasons and then opted to dive in college, as a walk on for Indiana University which had the best diving program in the country. Naturally, IU was the only school that had absolutely no interest in having me on their team and sadly, after 1 very disappointing season, I reinjured my shoulder before I was able to prove them wrong. Fearful I’d never be able to raise my left arm above my head, I quit. I spent the rest of my college years working out with the same routine at the gym, picking up a spinning class or two along the way, trying my hand at running races and triathlons, and just trying to stay in shape as best I knew how. The best description I can give for my post college workout routine is typical and BORING and I hated it!
In June of last year, it all changed when I bought the Groupon for the Women’s Only Class. I had read about CrossFit, and thought it sounded interesting enough that the Groupon seemed like it was the perfect nudge I needed to end my very one sided relationship with the famously spray tanned Tony Horton and a particular Xsport Stair Master. Let me tell you – I can NEVER remember a time in my life that I was that lousy at something and so sore to move than I was during that 1st month of CrossFit, so of course the competitor in me was hooked. It was then I realized how much I missed that competitive experience! It did take me a while but in December of last year, I joined CFC and have been thrilled everyday (well maybe not EVERYDAY –cough overhead barbell days) to come into the gym and see what I can do to make myself better.
What I really love about CrossFit, and specifically CFC, is the strong community aspect we have all achieved and continue to work on while maintaining a competitive spirit. I absolutely love helping people set and achieve their goals both in the short and long term. Whether you have been an athlete your entire life or are just starting out, I look forward to lending any help or experience I’ve had to get you there.
Looking forward to meeting those I don’t know and taking on a new role in the CFC community!
PS – To avoid any future confusion about my last name, Coxworth is my maiden name (I use professionally cause honestly, who could forget it), Mikelsons is my married name (I use socially) and Boggiano is the name of my company (women’s apparel company)!
PPS-Yes I am very afraid of the IRS