Linda has always enjoyed physical challenges. For many years, she ran marathons and swam, participating in open water events, such as the Chesapeake Bay. Endurance was the challenge until she realized that something was missing. Simply doing long endurance events wasn’t helping her over the long haul. She could run a marathon but couldn’t sprint to catch a bus. Age was creeping in and the 50’s and 60’s were just around the corner. In a search to find a program to add some variety and strength training, she discovered CrossFit and hasn’t turned back.
How had CrossFit impacted your life?
CrossFit has changed my life, no doubt about it. I feel better than I have in years. For me, one of the best things has been the community at CrossFit DoneRight and having my entire family involved with CrossFit.
What’s your favorite and least favorite workout?
Favorite: Anything with pullups and/or light weights (Cindy, Jackie, Fight Gone Bad).
Karen has to be my least favorite because I suck at Wall Balls, but that’s going to change this year!
What do you do besides CrossFit?
My fulltime profession is a data analyst working on health related issues. I also run an outdoor bootcamp program in my neighborhood. In my dreams where I have more time, I travel to exotic places, backpack, play with my dogs, read lots of interesting books, and have a clean house.
Advice for Athletes New to CrossFit
Don’t get frustrated or intimidated. Think long term. Some things you will pick up quickly, others may take several months, or even a year, and others you may always struggle with. That’s alright, be consistent, stick with it, and you will continue to see improvements. CrossFit is hard but it’s worth it.
Certifications, Experience, Honors
- CrossFit Certified Level 1 Trainer
- CrossFit Mobility Certificate
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