LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

September 2, 2015 


In my life, so much good has come from hard work and dedication. Not many people get the opportunity to do what I did in Carson, this July. I still catch myself daydreaming about how it felt to compete at the Games. I set my mind to competing with the best of the best. After two years of hard work, blood, sweat, and many tears, I DID IT! 

After two years of hard work, blood, sweat, and many tears, I DID IT! 

I want that podium and I have been ready to work since the rest day following the final day of competition; now don’t be silly, of course I took a couple full rest days and then a week of easing back into training, haha. 

What I really want to vent about is the other opportunities that have come my way, like sponsorship, interviews, appearances, and much more. Since I was a young girl, I had been telling everyone around me how famous I would be one day. I was going to be on Broadway and in all the music videos on MTV and VH1 (chuckles). I have always been dreaming big. I was well on my way after going to the U of U as a Modern Dance Major and spending some time dancing in LA, NYC, and Chicago but then a boy came along and changed some things. 

Since I was a young girl, I had been telling everyone around me how famous I would be one day. I was going to be on Broadway and in all the music videos on MTV and VH1 (chuckles).

Yep, a boy (sigh). I never would have thought I would be the girl to follow a boy ANYWHERE, but I did. Long story short, we moved to Santa Cruz, CA, for his position with Crossfit Media and I eventually worked at a coffee shop and started coaching Crossfit at a couple different boxes. I had started to believe that I had left my opportunity in Utah and I was never going to be the person I always believed I was meant to be.

Fast forward a couple years, I was watching the 2013 Crossfit Games with my good friend Danielle Kichar. I told her, “I want to do this, I want to compete at this level".

Fast forward a couple years, I was watching the 2013 Crossfit Games with my good friend Danielle Kichar. I told her, “I want to do this, I want to compete at this level". I met with my former coach, Tommy Hackenbruck, after the final day of competition and he agreed to do his best to help me, keeping in mind that it totally depended on my work ethic. I trained full-time 6 days a week by myself in preparation for the 2014 season. Went from taking top 30 to taking 6th in the open and finishing 6th in the NorCal Region. I continued training very hard with the help of brUTE Strength and went on to not only qualify for the 2015 Games but WIN the California Super Region. (HOLY SHIT, SERIOUSLY IS THIS EVEN REAL LIFE?!) 

I gave myself a goal, and I worked hard with that goal in mind everyday for two years. The result has given me is so much more than what's obvious. It’s given me confidence in myself on so many different levels; public speaking, writing, coaching, and so much more. I’m literally ready to take on the world and “grab the bull by the horns”, if you will. Many opportunities have come my way and many more are on their way (I can’t give too much away ;D ).

I gave myself a goal, and I worked hard with that goal in mind everyday for two years. The result has given me is so much more than what's obvious.

I now believe that I am meant to be someone on the move, inspiring and helping everyone in my path. I’m not scared to be who I am anymore. I am embracing my “weirdness” more and more each day because after all, I am limited edition ;D hahaha. TRUTH.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT and remember to always enjoy the process of whatever adventure you are on. 

XOXO-BE


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