Ever come to DCF at 7am? If so, you’ve likely had a stellar workout with Rivers. He always has a great attitude and extremely coachable. He is willing to push himself and take a challenge to the next level. It would not be Rivers without his “scurry” run during warm ups when we do shuttle runs. His patience with his progression and gains with adding weight to the barbell have provided him the “slow and steady,” safe success in the CrossFit realm. Well done!
What’s your athletic/fitness background?I played all sorts of backyard team sports for years and years… baseball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, flag football. The two sports I played in a more organized fashion were soccer and tennis, although I spent most of my high school career on the bench. Somehow being 5’5″ doesn’t generally work out too well for goalkeepers… if only I had discovered box jumps in high school! Several years after college, I took up running and ran a bunch of half marathons while doing some light weightlifting and an occasional yoga class. Two years ago, I re-learned how to swim so that I could do a pair of triathlons. And then I discovered CrossFit.
What was your first CrossFit workout and what did you think of it?I did one of the Saturday Intro classes at DCF. I don’t really remember what it involved, but I vaguely remember some box jumps and burpees. I enjoyed it enough that after I survived my two triathlons, I decided to jump into CrossFit.
What’s been your favorite DCF moment up to now?
What’s been your least favorite DCF moment up to now?
When did you know you were hooked?
Any advice for people starting out?