Athlete Spotlight – Sarah T.
Corporate Tax Manager
Member at WSCF since:
1. How did you get started with Wells Street CrossFit?
I was a ClassPass convert. I don’t think I really understood what CrossFit was until I started taking the Stability classes, experienced a more social “group fitness” atmosphere and saw how the classes were structured.
2. What is your favorite WOD and/or movement?
Favorite movement is box jumps, favorite WOD… anything that’s EMOM or AMRAP. I like that everyone finishes the workout together.
3. What is your least favorite WOD and/or movement?
Anything kettlebell related – cleans, snatches, I’ve even struggled with overhead KB swing. Pretty sure I am now the WSCF kettlebell shot put/discus champion.
4. What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment so far?
Getting my first ring dip was great, but I think I’m proudest of competing in the last Trodo games. I was really nervous about competing on a Cat 1 team, but it was a great experience. I got a concept of how far I’ve come since starting CF and how much further there is to go.
5. What is a goal you hope to accomplish in the next 3 months? 1 year?
In the next 3 months, I hope to start doing strict pushups during WODs. For longer-term goals, I would be happy beating Chris Teodori at any WOD. Any WOD at all. Doesn’t matter if he’s got food poisoning and I’m on steroids, I’m counting it.
6. How has Wells Street CrossFit affected your life so far?
I used to have chronic tension headaches, and CrossFit (coupled with regular chiropractic maintenance by Dr. Cooney) has made a huge difference. I think CF increased my overall body awareness to the point where now if something is getting tight, I can identify it and then adjust what I’m doing. In the past, I didn’t really do anything mobility related, went out and ran marathons, and then wondered why I felt terrible.
7. What is something about you that no one at WSCF knows?
I’m pretty outspoken, but something I might not have shouted during a workout is that I love reading – I probably average 4-5 books a month. A fair amount of nerdy fiction (some sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian young adult is my jam), but I read a lot of biographical and non-fiction books as well.
8 . Do you have any advice for someone considering WSCF?
You should absolutely do it! Don’t even think about feeling self-conscious, everyone is too busy focusing on their own lifts/workouts to worry about what you’re doing. Unless you ask for help or advice, then they’re super helpful.
9. If you could do a WOD with anyone, who would it be, and why?
I have so much fun working out/playing sports with my older brother, who is better than me at absolutely everything. He’s really competitive, so if I can make him laugh and/or smile, we both win.
If we’re going with a non-sentimental answer, it would be Hafthor Bjornsson cause he’s like 15 feet tall 800 pounds and I think it would be hilarious.
10. Favorite quote or motto?
“Hindsight is always 20/20.”
I’m pretty hard on myself and feel like I “should have known” this or that, but that’s with the benefit of hindsight.
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