Each month The Den chooses an outstanding person who has recently exemplified the heart of Crossfit The Den and made noticeable improvements physically and mentally in PR’s, Hero WOD’s, Goals, Challenges, Nutrition, Leadership and Support for other athletes in the gym. You can read about them here and if you haven’t met them yet, congratulate them in person!
April 2013 AOM: Sara Boice
How long have you been with CrossFit The Den?
I started cross fit in August 2012. 101 with L.A.
A Saturday WOD to honor the teacher who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. Not only did it tug at my heart strings, it was a really tough workout. It made me appreciate that I had the ability to push myself to the limit no matter what the circumstance may be.
Least favorite WOD?
Whenever I see snatches or overhead squats I cringe.
Peanut butter and red wine make the world go ’round. A Paleo diet I have not. But I have made healthy eating a lifestyle and strive for moderation.
Interesting Fact About You?
I have played team sports my entire life: volleyball, basketball, softball. And I have never felt the amount of support, camaraderie, and sense of family that I have been given since joining The Den. The competition is healthy and the encouragement plentiful. Thank you to all who are a part of it.
What were you doing before CrossFit?
Living the cardio dream. But really…I was focusing on a muscle group a day, listening to my iPod, bored out of my mind. Always working towards bettering myself without really knowing how.
How did you hear about CrossFit and CrossFit The Den?
Brian Moore…the one who inspires me everyday and my partner in life.
Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit The Den?
I remember my first benchmark WOD…The Filthy 50. I thought I was in shape but clearly I was not. I knew I could compete with the other athletes who, to me, seemed to be breezing through. I wanted more and have ever since.
Tell us a little about then verses now in regard to your performances on a couple of the benchmark WODs, such as Fran or Cindy?
I continue to improve no matter what the WOD may be. And I know I’m not done yet!
What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit?
Don’t limit yourself. You always have a little more to give. Being new to crossfit I don’t have a lot of experience to base my workout on. But if I finish the WOD and I haven’t given it everything I have, I’m disappointed. Put 10 more pounds on…you can do it!!
I am honored to not only be a part of such an amazing group of people, but to be coached by one of the top athletes in the world. Thank you Austin!!