TD: What is your occupation?
TD: How long have you been CrossFitting?
ASM: A long time … 6-7 years I think.
TD: What did you think about CrossFit before you started? Now what do you think?
ASM: I was terrified. I hate gymnastics moves. CrossFit is essential.
TD: What is your favorite thing about the box?
ASM: I grew up in a dojo. I didn’t realize how much I missed my martial arts family until the day I walked into a box. I felt like I had come home.
TD: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome since joining the box?
ASM: Work/life balance. Sometimes I fail, buy I keep trying. I’m currently failing.
TD: What has been your favorite/ most memorable moment at TDCF since joining?
ASM: The sunrise early in the morning. It’s gorgeous.
TD: What accomplishment are you most proud of, either outside or inside the box?
ASM: That’s a hard question. I am proud of my friends, family and job, but that seems like a normal answer. Jumping off of the Cape May Ferry and swimming a mile in the ocean would probably be my answer.
TD: Do you remember what your first CrossFit workout was?
ASM: It was a combo of wall balls and running. At the time I was running nearly 50 miles a week. The wall ball hit me in the face and I threw-up in my mouth while running. It really showed me I wasn’t as fit as I thought I was.
TD:Favorite Benchmark WOD?
ASM: I don’t have one. I guess it’s whatever one I’m doing at the moment.
TD:Favorite thing to do at CrossFit?
ASM: Love lifting … above everything except snatches and OHS, which are still works in progress.
TD: Why you do CrossFit?
ASM: CrossFit keeps me sane. Life gets stressful . CrossFit gives you a safe place to unload your stress and give your brain a mini vacation.
TD: What is a goal you’ve accomplished since joining TDCF?
ASM: My coach talked me into doing Dane Games. It was fun.
TD: What is a goal you’re still working on?
ASM: Anything gymnastics oriented.
TD: What motivates you?
ASM: Small gains every day and girl muscles. Not having to ask for help moving something heavy.
TD: After a hard WOD, what is your favorite meal?
ASM: I can’t eat after a hard WOD, so I guess a protein shake.
TD: Favorite “cheat” meal/ food?
ASM: Truffle fries
TD: What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting CrossFit?
ASM: Start Today. Don’t waste time worrying about what you can’t do … be surprised by what you can do.
TD: What impact has CrossFit has had on your life/ lifestyle/ fitness level?
ASM: When you CrossFit it imapcts every aspect of your life. You tend to eat better, drink more water, be happier and nicer to the people around you.
TD: What can’t you live without?
ASM: Wine / Bourbon and Books
TD: Favorite vacation spot?
ASM: I love solitude. A hike or time in the woods is heaven to me.
TD: What’s a fun fact about yourself that people may not know about you?
ASM: I grew up on a farm and I spend my weekends volunteering in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. When I am not hiking or taking care of houses you can find me dressed in Colonial or Victorian era clothing giving tours in Walpack Center.
TD: Which Dane is your favorite?
ASM: Impossible to choose.