How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first experience/WOD?

I heard about CrossFit from a friend. My first reaction was, "You worked out for 8 minutes? That's IT?!!" I thought it was totally crazy and I didn't believe it could do you any good.

My first experience was at CrossFit NOLA during my tiny (2 person) fundamentals class. I really enjoyed the first session, so I came back for two more. And the rest is a long beautiful history of blisters, sore shoulders, and floor burn.

When did you first come to CrossFit NOLA?

I first visited CrossFit NOLA during the Po Boy Fest 2010. Brent and I were looking for a place to park near Oak Street, so we cruised by the gym (911 Joliet). Mollie was there and told us to grab a spot. I saw the inside of the gym, saw Mollie's amazing legs and decided to sign up for a class.

What CrossFit accomplishment are you the most proud of?

I am really proud of my pull-ups! I still can't string many in a row, but I can do them without a band and that's a huge accomplishment for me. I'm so proud that I once did them in Las Vegas, hanging from scaffolding outside a casino.

I am also really proud of my snatch. Isn't every girl? 

If there was any CrossFit movement that you could choose to never do
again, what would it be?

Wall balls. I could not walk for days after last year's Open workout 12.4 (150 wall balls followed by a few double unders.. I never made it to the muscle-ups).

After a hard workout, what is your favorite meal?
A juicy burger or a giant veggie frittata made at home. 

On a Saturday night, where could we typically find you?

Out and about somewhere in the city. Uptown, downtown, it doesn't matter - as long as there's good music, good friends, and good beer.

What is one goal that you are currently working on that you will
accomplish before the end of 2012?

I am working on my shoulder strength!  I need to turn this into a SMART goal, but for now, the goal is to improve my shoulder press and my thrusters.

I also want to run a 1:45 half marathon this year.

Anything else you would like to add?

I work in HIV Prevention and spend most of my day trying to encourage behavior change. What I've learned after four years, is that behavior change is really hard. I love Crossfit because it's a space where people are actively changing their behavior! My favorite moments are meeting someone who has never lifted a weight before or someone who shows up for class after slacking for a few months and beasts it! 

1/31/2013 03:24:31 am

Way to go Robin! You have definitely inspired me.

1/31/2013 10:35:37 am

Yay Robin! You are always an amazing presence in the gym and a constant inspiration to me and so many others!


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