Friday Firsts: Meet Hannah

Give a big Happy 🎉 Birthday to Hannah today!

How long have you been crossfitting?

I started at the end of November-so almost 3 months.  

What is your favorite movement or lift that we do in CrossFit?

I like rowing.  Deadlifts.  I feel like I’m getting stronger in every lift, though.  I started so weak, so I like them  all  because I have seen progress in each lift.  

What was your biggest fear coming into MO2DT?

Just starting new.  I’m really shy at first when I don’t know people-so meeting new people.  I have met almost everyone here now, I think... Everyone does a good job at making you feel welcomed.  

How did you get referred to MO2DT?

I actually won a 3-month membership in a raffle that Jess donated to, but Derek (my boyfriend) and I had been talking about joining  before then.  It was an amazing deal!  I’ve been here since.   

What CF accomplishment are you most proud of?

Just continuing to come.  I used to work out 3-5 times a week and now I consistently do 4-6 which is really good for me!

What's your 9-5 (job)?

I’m at an accountant at Marsh and McLennan Companies.  

Other than CrossFit, what else do you like to do in your free time?

Play with our dog, Lambeau.  We’ve gone to a couple Packers games.  Hanging out with friends is always fun, too.  

What keeps you coming back each day?

Derek keeps me motivated to come.  On days I don’t want to come, he does and vice versa, so it works out.  He pushes me through it.  People here also keep me coming back as well as just the change I’m seeing in myself.  I’m getting stronger and I’m getting it gives me energy throughout the day. 

One thing your WOD friends don't know about you?

I had never lifted before this.  I played softball in high school (I was a pitcher).  I went to Norwalk.   

What’s your favorite meal?

Sushi.  Even though I don’t have it often.  

What or who has challenged you to be better or played a key role in helping you develop a new skill?

In life, probably my dad, actually.  He challenges me to be better, and he knows like everything about me..he’s my “go-to”!  Here at the gym, Derek.   He just pushes me through workouts, even though I cuss him during it!