6) What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
My biggest accomplishment was pretty much 2019. I completed the open in March, then signed up for the Ironman 70.3 with a few friends to honor a close friend who passed away from brain cancer during the open. I learned how to swim, bought a bike and trained my brain to survive running more than 3 miles (I hated running). 2019 summer was tough, training 5 sports (weightlifting, crossfit, running, biking and swimming) being a single mother and running a business. I completed the Ironman in July and then refocused 100% back to CrossFit and made the online qualifier in November in the Masters division.
7) If you could have lunch with anyone in history, who would you choose?
My grandmother. She was the best cook, we would play euchre after we ate and her stories were the best. She was one of those Grandmas that said what she wanted and just didn’t care lol.
8) How has the gym affected your life outside of the gym?
The gym is my “me” time. It is my release from life. It is a place that I can continue to grow, feel accomplished and it helps build my self confidence. The gym has brought on new friendships and surrounding myself around people who are positive and encouraging. Having the gym keeps me on a routine and helps me to not get lost or sucked into the negative parts of life. It’s a stress reliever.
9) What is the most important part of your day?
Most important part to my day is lifting. I impatiently wait for 9pm hour to see what the next days workouts will be. Two other favorite parts of my day is when I finally lay down in my bed. I am a person that tries to get 10,000 things done in a 16 hour time frame and if I stop or sit down then I will probably pass out. So when everything is finally done and I am able to crash, it feels amazing. The other part of my day that I look forward to and really enjoy is my sons bedtime routine. We read in his bed before I tuck him in and tell him goodnight.
10) In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?
Family, Friendships, Happiness, Hard Work, Love and to always stay true to who you are.
11) If you had the choice, would you have infinite strength or infinite cardiovascular endurance?
Strength. Everyday life needs strength more then endurance. Carrying a case of water, holding a child, moving furniture, carrying a laundry basket, moving rocks or logs etc