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Happy Thursday everyone!!!

And do you know what that means? It is time for our #thursdayrareteamintroductions 👊💥

How about today we introduce you to Coach Sharon. Here's a quick look at this great lady!

We asked her the following 12 questions.

1.     What is your Favorite WOD?

I love any workout with DL and rowing, but my favorite WOD is Annie. I love sit-ups, and the double unders are manageable even if broken into two or three sets.  The goal is to do all doubles unbroken. Last time we tested Annie, I did 50 unbroken, 40 took two sets, and 30 took three!!!  I need to work on DU when tired.

2.     What is your least Favorite WOD?

Diane- 21 15 9 DL and HSPU. The first time I did this WOD the DLs really were taxing at 155. I lacked proper form. This is a mistake I won’t make again. Now I love this WOD for the reason I could do the 21 DL in two sets and 15 in two or unbroken and 9 unbroken, but I dislike the HSPU part. I’m still working on them. I’ve learned to embrace the scale for HSPU and commit to working at it and keep striving for the day I can do Diane Rx. Watch out Open 2019.

3.     If you could be a superhero who would it be and why?

Batman since doesn’t have any superpowers but relies on his genius, physical capacity, detective skills, knowledge of technology and science, intimidation, vast wealth, and indomitable will. He is the most relatable because he just is really smart, fit, and rich and not some mutant.

4.     Kill Cliff, Fit Aid, or I just drink whatever I can do recover?

I like vanilla protein shakes and have an occasional fitaid.

5.     Why did you want to become a CrossFit Coach?

I love all things technical and being an effective coach (this is the same way I feel about being an effective math teacher) requires research and pedagogical knowledge first. Effectively explaining and demoing can be the difference between injury or athlete success. Without the knowledge, it is impossible to pick up on faults of an athlete or to offer help on a skill (you need to know the progressions). I became a coach because I love the technical aspect as well as the human aspect. Much of what our body does depends on our spirit and mind before we start. I want to use my positivity to inspire athletes to consistently work their hardest to achieve things they never thought they could.

6.     Biggest accomplishment as a CrossFit athlete to this date?

I really surprised myself placing fifth out of 27 in the novice division with my partner at Superfit a few months ago. We made it to finals!  Also at Festivus last April I placed first on the rowing WOD of 500 meter in 1:37. I’ve never worked out consistently in my life, but for the last 2.5 years,  I’ve trained 4-6 times a week. This is definitely not somebody I thought I’d be if you’d of asked me a few years ago.

7.     Most humbling point of your CrossFit journey as of today?

I feel humbled almost daily because I wish I could be better at certain things and life, in general, doesn’t always allow the time for more skill work. That’s the beauty of Crossfit.  It can expose your weaknesses and highlight your strengths from day to day.   That’s why it is so important to not get discouraged.   I try to live by the motto “aspire to be you” and focus on my personal journey. I’m not the person today I’d hoped I am or who I was, but I’m better.  I  enjoy the summer and have the month of July off work because I can reflect and work on skills.

8.     What is a surprising talent most people don’t know about you?

Honestly, I don’t consider myself super talented at any one thing, but I’m definitely proud of my strengths in math and science. I have a care-free philosophy on life because I believe life is too short to not be happy, see the best in people, and make others feel loved as much as I can, but if you give me a chance I will bore you and talk for hours and hours about math and science.

9.     Reebok, Nike or I just like to buy shoes? And then the best pair of shoes you have owned and why. 

I like Reebok shoes and Nike clothes. I feel the nano 5 shoe was my favorite Nano so far.

10.  Fav cheat meal food. 

I love nachos. Cheese on top of cheese. Besides that I like buttery sauces with Indian flavors.

11.  Paleo, Zone, or I just eat what is put in front of me?

I prefer zone but don’t know much about paleo besides I can’t eat dairy. I don’t think I could live without eggs.

12.  If you could go back to the start of your CrossFit journey what would you tell yourself?

Keep your chin up. You’ll get better. The first eight months I did Crossfit I couldn’t do 1 push-up on my toes!!! It took me 8 months! It was hard to keep going. It sometimes is hard because of physical limitations for me to stay positive, but I remember to be thankful for what I can do and the strengths I have and continue to work my weaknesses. There is no shame in doing a workout scaled. If an athlete can push themselves to their appropriate scale and be consistent. The process will work eventually.

 

How cool is this lady?!?! 😆👍💪 I bet not everyone knew Sharon could talk to you about math and science for hours on end! #stayhumblegrindhard #smartandfit!!

We love having you at RARE coach!😍 Come on by and say hi to Sharon... maybe even stop into a 4 pm class or schedule a personal training session.

 

Rest/Active Recovery Day

 

-Do 10 minutes of active warmup; Inchworm, wall walks, double under work, 200-400m run

-Do Crossover Symmetry for 15 minutes.

-Pick a skill and work on it for 15 minutes. Work on exposed skill from the open. 

-Do mobility for 15 minutes: 5 minutes light rowing/bike, 5 minutes of foam rolling, and 5 minutes of band work. 

*if you just completed the 55 minute cycle this is a active recovery day

 



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