This week's spotlight is on Adrienne! She usually attends the evening classes and is known for her running.
When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?
I started in July of last year. I had a re-occurring stress fracture in my foot from running. My foot doctor told me that I needed to start strengthening my whole body, and to do something other than just running. The only thing I loved and knew how to do was running, so I was freaking out when he told me this! I didn’t know anything about strength training, and I was really nervous about doing something different. I also didn’t want to keep getting injured, so I knew I had to make a change. My best friend Jen, and her fiancé, John had just opened a CrossFit box in my hometown of Utica. I had tried it out a few times, and she convinced me to join a box in Albany.
What fitness activities were you doing before?
I lived and breathed running! I would run 40+ miles a week. I’ve done a marathon and several half-marathons.
What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?
Overall, my body is stronger. I see this by what I have documented in my journal, and by how I perform in the WOD’s. I also have a faster 5K and 5 mile pace when I run.