Molly, February 2014
The February Rogue of the Month is Molly!
Give us a little background on who you are and what you do for a living…
I have lived in the valley for about 12 years, moving from Wyoming where I went to high school. I met my husband, Colin, 9 years ago and we have been married for 5. I have been a step-mother to his 3 daughters, which live with us full time, for 8 of those years. The girls are now all teenagers and amazing people. I work at CDS, a commercial printing company in Medford, as a business development manager supporting the sales team with landing and implementing large scale technology and print solutions. I have worked there for 7 years.
How long have you been CrossFitting ? How did you hear about RVCF?
1 year and 1 month. My husband, Colin, heard about it from coach Ali and Jamie Baker. We had been contemplating trying CrossFit for a couple of months before we took the leap.
What training did you do before CrossFit?
Running and road cycling. Cross Country and Track in high school and continuing to race after school, including completing 2 marathons. I started road cycling when I met Colin and raced around the state for about 4 years. Also did a couple of duathalons (run, cycle, run) a few of years ago.
How has CrossFit impacted your life?
I am in the best shape of my life. I can do things that I would have never thought I could do. My mental and physical toughness is at a whole new level.
What has been your most memorable experience at the gym?
Getting pull-ups, doing the Olympic Lifting Camp and participating in the Capital City Throwdown team competition; PRing my front squat at 175, getting into the finals and then winning the final WOD made for an awesome day!
What’s your favorite WOD or exercise?
WODs that have running and chippers. Movements: Walls balls and snatch
Do you have any advice for new CrossFit members?
Stay with it! Listen to your body and push it to the limit, it can do more than you think it can. Talk to the coaches, listen to their tips and put them to practice.