What is something you would say helped you within your first month of CrossFit.

The kindness of others. I walked in nervous and not sure of what to do. When I was greeted by friendly smiles and warm welcomes it put me at ease right away.

What do you get most excited about when going to the gym?

Leaving the events of the day behind, doing something that leaves me feeling refreshed and ready to tackle what life has planned next.

What is something that you are most proud of that happened in the gym.

Overcoming an injury.

I was so frustrated I wanted to quit.

I started to have back pain years ago and thought if I just pushed thru it would eventually go away- which of course made it worse. The pain was associated with a bulging disc that made my life miserable. I didn’t want to stop working out so with the help and watchful eye of the coaches

I went light with all weights and modified movements when needed.

I wasn’t always consistent so it took a long time to see improvement.

Over this past spring it finally got better.

I had some life altering events around the same time of my recovery and I found strength and stability at Railroad.

I also relate my increasing strength and performance to the support and playful competitiveness of a certain Railroader who wasn’t afraid to help push me.

I am eternally thankful for RRCF and all fellow athletes, they have brought me out of darkness more than once.

I am stronger and happier than I have ever been.

I am at a point right now that I never thought would be possible.

Amazing, last question, what is something that we don’t know about you?

I’m actually a very shy person. It takes a lot to get me to open up.

Give Leenie a high five when you see her!