Marsha, November 2012
The November Rogue of the Month is Marsha!
I’m thirty two years old, and I’ve lived in the Rogue valley most of my life. I’ve been a bartender for about 11 years, but who’s counting when your having fun! Family and my close friends are the most important people in my life…. So if I’m not getting wrecked by “Fran” at crossfit or working, you will most likely find me spending time with my family and friends!
How long have you been CrossFitting? How did you hear about RVCF?
Ive been crossfiting on and off since RVCF first opened. But this past year I’ve been attending Crossfit 5 days a week. I heard about Crossfit from a couple girlfriends of mine and they dragged me along with them to one of the very first RVCF classes. And I’ve been hooked ever since.
What training did you do before CrossFit?
I guess you could say….. I was a gym rat! I would go to the gym 6 days a week. If I was training for a upcoming fitness show, you could find me at the gym twice a day.
How has CrossFit impacted your life?
Crossfit has impacted my life in so many different ways. I’m defiantly a more confident and stronger women now because of Crossfit. ” I can’t” is no longer in my vocabulary. My new favorite ” I’ll sure give it my best shot!”
What has been your most memorable experience at the gym?
Wow so many memorable experiences at the gym….. The time I got my first pull up, or the time I finally got my double unders. Or let’s not forget the time’s Jake likes to slip on more weight on your bar while you are on a run. And surprise surprise you finished the wod without knowing your bar was heavier. But the moment that sticks out the most for me is finally climbing the rope. I just remember being in gym class in grade school and never being able to climb the rope. That’s pretty embarrassing as a teenager. But hey look at me now!! I’m thinking I might just have to pay my old grade school a visit and finally climb that rope.
What’s your favorite WOD or exercise?
My most favorite wod would be the filthy fifty, because that’s the first bench mark wod I did at RVCF.
Do you have any advice for new CrossFit members?
My advice for new Crossfit members would be…. Don’t give up and keep moving those feet. Sometimes it might feel like your never going to get those pull ups or double unders. But you will, just keep practicing. In all my workouts I’ve never felt the gratification I feel after I finished a Crossfit wod! I would love to tell you it gets easier over time but it doesn’t. You just get mentally and physically stronger every workout. And you gain a amazing Crossfit family!! And that’s wining in my book!! Thank you Jake, Ali, and Kelly you’re the best coaches. And special thanks to Jake for talking me through my workouts and reassuring me I’m going to survive!