800 Meter run
30 Dead lifts (155/105)
400 Meter run
20 Push press (155/105)
Participants in the No Sugar Challenge make sure to turn in your score cards for the first week. The deadline is by the end of Monday.
Congrats to Mandy Harmon for being May’s Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Mandy.
Mandy! Congratulations on being our Member of the Month. Now everyone gets to know your deepest and darkest secrets.. Just kidding. Quick! What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of CrossFit?!
There are a lot of things that come to mind! To sum it all up I would say CrossFit is LIFE CHANGING, and in many different ways.
Word on the street is that you’re getting married soon. Congrats! How did you and Daniel meet?
That’s right, October 1st! Dan and I met at Utah State University where we were both student athletes. He was a shot put/discus thrower for the track team and I was a pitcher on the softball team. My roommates at the time were inviting a couple friends over for dinner and one of them happened to be Dan. Since that night we haven’t looked back, that was 7 years ago! Fun Fact: our first date was getting lost in a corn maze!
How does it feel to be the first women at Apollo to clean 200lbs? What motivates you to lift so much weight?
Considering how many amazingly strong women we have at Apollo, it feels amazing to be the first one to clean 200 lbs. Before college I had never stepped foot in a weight room. Once I did, I always admired the women that were really strong and who could do the more complex lifts. It became a goal of mine to be like them and inspire other young women to be strong and athletic. Today, my motivation is really about loving the feeling of hitting the heavy weights and being stronger than I was in the past.
Alright we have all been talking about Game of Thrones A LOT lately. Maybe too much… Which character do you relate to the most and why?
Unfortunately I am not caught up with everyone else, but from what I have watched I would say I can relate most to Khaleesi because of her love for her animals. She is the “Mother of Dragons”, I am the “Mother of Cats”. My closest friends and family know me as the “Cat Mom”. ( On a more serious note, Khaleesi also seems to be strong and resilient, I would like to think I am the same.
Tell us about your most memorable moment in your softball career.
The most memorable moment for me was during the very last softball game of my career. It was my time to come off of the field and every single one of my teammates came to the pitcher’s mound to give me one last team hug. While I was walking off the field for the last time, the announcer said my name and the entire stadium stood and cheered for me. Needless to say, there were a lot of tears that day!