Who or What motivates you to achieve your goals?
Sounds cliché but the motivation has to come from within. With a long-term goal like this one you have to really want it.
Did you add any special training?
I added elevation training 3 days a week. I wore an oxygen deprivation mask and weighted backpack to run up/down the stairwell or local sled hill. **Side note: She also used the oxygen masks during her CFB workouts. Warrior Girl
What obstacles did you anticipate? Was there anything you did not anticipate?
My sister and I anticipated the worst. It was my first time truly camping. We had the capability to survive off our first-aid kit alone in the wilderness if abandoned by our group of 10 for the entire week. Altitude sickness, malaria, nausea, broken ankles, and homesickness-you name it we came prepared. We had a bunch of flights canceled/pushed back on the way there so we lost 2 days in Kilimanjaro and were forced to walk off the plane & start hiking 4 hours later. First day was a bit rough.
Have you encountered any personal/physical obstacles to overcome in your life that prepared you, motivated or empowered you to take on this challenge?
One huge obstacle that I overcame this past year was shedding post baby weight. I gained 65lbs with my second child. CrossFit Barrington helped me lose the last and hardest 20 lbs. There are so many super motivated people at CFB it fosters a great environment to push your self as well.
Can you name 3 people who you admire?
My Aunt Nancy is running 50 marathons in 50 states (she’s currently on #39**bonus points she’s 58 years old) “Crusher” aka Coach Craig or really anyone that accomplishes something that initially thought they could not.
“Nothing worthwhile comes easy.”