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March ’17

March Athlete of the Month:

Angie Chance


 

When did you start doing CrossFit?

3 years ago.

What is my favorite WOD?

Coyote 12 Days of Christmas WOD

What is your least favorite WOD?

Anything with burpees or running.

What is your favorite lift?

Deadlift

What is your least favorite lift?

Thruster

What is your favorite cheat meal?

Jerry’s Catfish

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve been married to Chris for 25 years (this May), and we have two teenage boys, Brooks & Bryce.  I love teaching pre-school, watching my boys play sports, traveling, and reading.

What were you doing before CrossFit?

Walking.

What were your thoughts after your first WOD?

Walking did not prepare me for Crossfit.

What were your goals when you joined Coyote?

 To be strong, to just be better, and to improve my life. I also wanted to join because it was an opportunity for Chris and I to do something together, and include our boys.

Have you acheived any of these goals?

 Yes, I am stronger at everything.  The first time I ran at Crossfit, I couldn’t run 400 meters without slowing to a walk.  Now, I’m not a great runner, but I can run without stopping  Also, I almost always get to work out with Chris and/or Brooks or Bryce.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?

Yes, because I can do things now that I couldn’t do before.  Everything is easier, and I don’t miss out on anything because I’m too tired or too scared to try it.

Do you have any special memories/achievements during your time at Coyote?

 First pull-up, first box jump, and competing in my first Open workout (17.1) last week and doing it RX’d.  I didn’t think I could do it, but I did!  A funny/horrifying memory from the old location: my bra came unhooked during a run.  I ducked beside a parked truck to fix it before realizing a fellow cross-fitter was sitting in the truck.  I did not have the best time for that WOD!

 

What advice would you give someone just starting at Coyote?

’d tell them the same thing Kim Owen told me in my first month.  I’ll never forget her saying, “Angie, you are not going to die at Crossfit.  You’ve just got to keep coming and you will get better.”  There are days I still show up and have to tell myself that I’m not going to die today at Crossfit and I will be better.  I’d also tell them that I’ve never left the box wishing that I hadn’t come. I’m always proud after I finish a work out.  Also, the trainers at Coyote are the best.  Listen to what they say, because they are very attentive and very knowledgeable.  Most of all, they care.  They celebrate your PR’s and achievements as much as you do.

Tell us something we might not know about you?

I like to laugh and I love to pull pranks on people, especially my boys.