I remember starting at Propel in September and telling Alex and Cat that I just wanted to have leg muscles. I didn’t grow up playing sports so I have never had an athletic look, but have always wanted it. They said, “Oh, you’ll get those; don’t worry.” I look down at work today and I see a QUAD muscle… like actually showing! Long time goal is happening. Getting stronger and for the first time ever I am seeing visible leg muscles. Hard work pays off, just wanted to share. Thanks to everyone who has encouraged and pushed me! CrossFit rocks!
In 2002, I saw a flyer for the Houston Marathon, and thinking out loud I said, “I’d like to run that one of these days!”
My sweet husband’s reply was, “You can’t run a marathon!”
To prove him wrong I started running. I’ll never forget the day I set out for a run — just one mile and I thought I was going to die!
Twelve years and 18 marathons later my running buddy and I crossed the finish line 1 minute apart at 4hours 14 minutes. Both of us aiming to break 4 hours, she started training with CrossFit along with our marathon training. Thinking CrossFit was a little “too out there” for me, I stuck with only running. In January 2015, she beat me across the finish line by 9 minutes… she met our sub-4 hour goal. I missed it and clocked a 4:02. Determined to meet my goal and maybe beat my friend, I decided to give CrossFit a try.
In July 2015, I walked into Propel and met Cat & Alex. “I don’t care about the scale or how much weight I can pick up. I want to be a stronger runner and beat my friend!”
I started attending classes at Propel 2-3 times a week along with my 3-4 days a week running schedule and results started to appear! Yesterday, I completed my 21st marathon in 3 hours and 54 minutes, beating my friend this year by 1 minute! Thanks to all the coaches and members of Propel for helping, cheering and encouraging me to dig deep and reach my goal(s)!
Propel has changed my life… can’t wait to see what this 42-year-old body can do next!