Our June Athlete of the Month has been part of the 3 Peaks family for a little over a year and she has made so much progress. Daphne always comes to class with a great attitude, ready to take on whatever we throw at her. She is very determined to do her best, despite being in pain from long-ago injuries and she is the first to tell you that there is no shame in scaling or modifying.
Here’s a little bit about Daphne:
1. How were you introduced to CrossFit?
I watched several friends go and say so many good things. I promised myself that when my little started preschool, I would start making myself more of a priority and sign up!
2. If you never had to do this one exercise ever again, it would be …
Anything up and down (burpee or handstand type movements.) Gives me a screaming headache. Side effect of Coumadin. 😢
3. If you had to make up your own WOD it would be …
Anything that works top, bottom, and middle. I like variety!
4. Tell us a little about yourself, families, hobbies, job etc.
I have a just turned 6 red-headed, miracle girl. I love my animals – dogs and horses. I’ve been a nurse for 15 years even when I was told I wouldn’t physically be able to do much other than a desk job. 🤮. I’m a nurse because of my experience as a patient!! Go madras hospital nurses!!
5. Your proudest accomplishment?
I’ve looked death in the face twice. Came out on top both times. Those times taught me that attitude is EVERYTHING. Life is truly how you choose to look at it! And NEVER EVER QUIT!!!!
6. Your favorite cheat meal/food?
Hmmmm. Don’t really have one. Two things I love but don’t eat anymore: Eagle Bakery cinnamon rolls and seafood fettuccine.
7. What you love about 3 Peaks CrossFit?
I love that no matter where you’re starting from, you CAN do this! I hadn’t been able to get up or down from a chair without using my arms since my construction accident in 2000. My heart is also better and I modify around my heart rate as needed too. I was asked what meds I was on because my last echoCardiogram was so much better!!😂😂😂💪🏼💪🏼
8. What’s something we might not know about you?
I’m an open book! Ask me anything and I’ll give my best answer!