I walked into CrossFit Trenches 3 years ago and have never looked back! I was a typical stay at home gym mom before that. Never missing a step or aerobics class, mostly because that was my social hour and kids could be in child care for 2 hours, and boy did I push that limit. I ran a couple half marathons and full marathons; training was hard and long, and extremely time consuming for a busy mom. With these different workouts I noticed my body was changing, and my mind craved the sweat and muscle fatigue. I became a better mom when I had that time for myself. I started hearing about CrossFit and loved the idea of becoming stronger, lifting heavy weights, and pushing my body beyond what it’s done before.
Unlike most of the coaches from Trenches, I really don’t have a great athletic background. I grew up in a very small rural town in Iowa. There was no gymnastics, dance or soccer. We started playing sports in middle school and your options were school sports: volleyball, basketball, track and softball in the summer. I quickly found out that playing anything that had a ball in it was not for me!!! So track it was. I ran track and cross country through high school and showed our family’s horses.
I have 2 kids, Maggie and Tucker. My husband’s job moved us to St. Louis the summer of 2009. I felt like that Corn fed Iowa Girl; I had to change! I have become a fitness loving, food craving, heavy lifting junkie. Proof that even stay at home moms can be strong!