CFNH August Athlete of the Month – MARCI MITCHELL

Marci's 3 year CrossFit anniversary just came around in June, and we couldn't be more thankful that she walked through our doors in 2015. We've watched her flourish as an athlete (taking on barbell weight that's bigger than she is), and quickly became one of our absolute favorite people. She's kind, encouraging, determined and totally inspiring. She never takes the easy way out- she thrives off of the challenge, making her the perfect person to set up your barbell next to in any workout. You can catch her at an afternoon CrossFit class, or a mid-day spin class, quietly working toward improving on yesterday, and giving her all to that day's workout. 

Marci, thank you for being a long-standing member of our community. We hope you know how much you're valued as an athlete at CFNH.

1.  When and where did you start CrossFitting?
I started here at CFNH, in June 2015 alongside Coach Audrey with Poz as our on-ramp instructor.

2.  We’re over halfway through 2018 – what are some of your goals to accomplish before the year end?
Before the end of the year I would like to have more consistent DUs, instead of fluctuating between sets of 20 and sets of 3. I have also been trying to work on butterfly pull ups, so maybe I'll be able to string some of those together by year end.

3.  What are some of your recent accomplishments of which you're most proud?
This is a tough question for me because there isn't something in particular, nothing “big” comes to mind. However, I am proud that, 3 years into this, I am still continuously making improvements. Each time we go through a strength portion, I feel the technique get a little bit better and the weight get a little bit heavier. On WODs, I do a little bit better than I did the last time, I pushed myself a little bit farther than I thought I could. That continual recognition that I did something that I didn't realize I could do before is what makes me most proud.

4.  Do you adhere to any form of daily/weekly diet regimen to power your workouts?  What does your dream cheat meal/day look like?
My diet plan consists of me desperately trying not to eat everything I see. I have been ordering some meals from Platinum Prep, which I really like, but I should probably be much more diligent about my diet regimen. My dream cheat meal would be a huge bowl of mac-n-cheese with a large glass of red wine, because, you know, I like to keep things classy, and everything chocolate.

5. Design 2 WODs:  1 that is your bread & butter, filled with your movement strengths; 1 that is all goats (movement weaknesses you feel you need to improve).
Any RFT workout, (give me an end point and I will get there ASAP) or a Chipper (I love Chippers). It would consist of some combination of Deadlifts, Pull Ups, Power Cleans, and a Run.   

AMRAP (these are just never-ending mental games) consisting of Wall Balls (hands down my arch-nemesis), DUs, Push Ups, and OHS (I love and hate these)

6. How do you spend your time when you're away from CFNH?
Most of my time is spent keeping Damian Cashman in line, its a full-time job. Outside of that, I enjoy relaxing on the beach, traveling, or heading to Portofino's when Lori Gill is working with all of the friends I've made at CFNH.

7. What is one fact that other CFNHers may not know about you?
I hate watching TV and I'm not a huge fan of movies, therefore, I should probably not be trusted and I should never be chosen for a pop culture trivia team.

8.  Do you have any motivational thoughts or suggestions to folks just getting started at CFNH?
Everyone started someplace and each work out is your own workout. No one else is paying attention to the weight you're lifting or how fast you're going, so pay attention to you and own it to the best of your ability.


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