Member Of The Month is a prestigious designation awarded to someone who exemplifies what it means to be a DeNovo CrossFit athlete; someone in our community who lives by our Purpose and Values and honors the DeNovo Theory.
I had been watching replays of the CF Games on ESPN and thought it was intriguing. I ended up bidding half price on a month of CrossFit at a silent auction and won, at my then local box and used that as my entry.
Everyone is the bomb dot com; it’s so fun to hang out with friends for an hour each day in these weird times! The environment is so accommodating; if you haven’t shown up in a week, no problem -- if you want to come twice a day, that’s fine too. It doesn’t matter what mood you are in, etc. People want you to come and you’ll feel a hell of a lot better when you leave!
In CrossFit, I’m proud of coming consistently since starting 8 years ago.. aaaand my CrossFit shoe collection! Movement wise, I’m proud I have finally figured out how to do toes-to-bar on the dirty south bar!
In terms of life accomplishments, I’m on track to retire by 55! At work, I manage (on paper) over $4M in project fees who involve staff across all of our offices, in many states, and with clients from all over. I’m not sure who put me in that position, but boy, do I have them fooled! ; )
When people don’t use their blinkers, you @$$hol3!
Being together! Hopefully, enough people will be vaccinated, hands washed, and socials distanced that we can hang out with people again! Also, we’d be celebrating another year of a growing DeNovo community!
Clean or not so appropriate? My favorite clean joke is from Todd Sledge: What do you call a rooster looking at lettuce? Chicken sees a salad (chicken caesar salad, lol)! Not so appropriate -- Did you hear about the blind prostitute? You really have to hand it to her.
I like what I term ‘ball sports’: golf, tennis, volleyball. I also like running 5ks and buying plants. Outside of that, I’m a bit of a homebody and like to relax at home. I also used to be an avid reader so I’m trying to get back into reading and pick up a book instead of hopping on social media.
I really enjoy smart, articulate people. Whether it is Neil deGrasse Tyson or some entrepreneur on NPR’s, “How I Built This,” it’s a relief to know there are still smart people in the world that can get through all the noise if we listen.
Rowing and sometimes dubs!
For work, I’m reading The Outward Mindset -- lots of graphs and no pictures. For pleasure, I’m reading the Beastie Boys Book -- lots of pictures!
If you want to go hard, you go hard. If you want to take it easy that day, take it easy. There are no judgements. You just need to jump in, try it and you’ll probably surprise yourself; there will be something about it you like, whether it’s the movements and variety, the community, etc.
I’m thankful I’ve got it pretty easy at the end of the day. What I gripe about is really #firstworldproblems. And all my shoes!