September Athlete of the Month – Jackie Morrow

Jackie

1. Nickname: Jack

2. Occupation: Stay-at-home-Mom. Translation: doctor, chef, maid, police officer, chauffeur, landscaper, dog walker.

3. Hometown: Rockford, IL

4. Which class do you usually attend? 8:30

5. How long have you been cross fitting? Day one of CFHT opening in November.

6. What is your favorite and least favorite lift? Least favorite – Thruster. I have severe trauma from 14.5. Favorite lift is Power Clean.

7. What is your athletic background? I was on the Pom Pon squad in high school. Did nothing in my 20s. Then started boot camp workouts and picked up running in my early/mid-30s.

8. How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? Bought my first bikini in 20 years! I sleep great, have more energy, have new muscles that I never knew existed. I’ve never been this strong before. I like to show my husband my bicep muscles at least daily and I usually get “the look.” 🙂 I’ve made some awesome friends in the process. I hate missing a class, because I miss seeing my friends.

9. What is your biggest accomplishment so far at CFHT? Getting new PRs every time it’s 1-rep max time.

10. What are your goals for CF?  Well, how much time do you have? I want to get a pull-up! And master those darn double-unders.

11. What do you do in your free time? I LOVE to eat and try out new restaurants. Lots of family time going for rides on our boat and going to the beach. I love to travel, but don’t get to do it much anymore.

12. What is your favorite cheat food? Anything and everything chocolate.

13. Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about you. I was a flight attendant for American for 10 years. (I miss flying!) I’ve been to 42 of the 50 states.

14. Any advice for new members? Do not give up! Don’t let the term CrossFit (and new articles) intimidate you into what CrossFit is. I was, for sure, intimidated by it. But I jumped in with both feet and have never looked back. You have to want it. Keep coming and trying your best. You’ll have a good week and a bad week, but don’t give up. Push yourself and know your limits. I’m usually always last, but I always finish the WOD and for ME, that’s what counts. Do it for you. There were so many movements I couldn’t do when I first started, but now I can!

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