October Member of the Month
Fall is in the air and the newest addition to our Member of the Month club has been selected. Dani Hansen is October's MOM. Dani has been a consistent part of our community over the last year and has really been pushing herself to become a better athlete. If you like to wake up early you'll find Dani with the 6 am crew or at #SoulCrushingSaturday workouts. Take a moment to give Dani a high-five for being recognized as our October Member of the Month.
I’d characterize myself as an active person with a limited athletic background. I played volleyball and ran track in high school; I was mediocre at both. I got into running longer distances in grad school and ran my first half marathon post-grad. I've been part of a few different workout communities: November Project, Back on My Feet, and now KSCF.
I got roped into doing CrossFit when I was still living in Washington, DC. I was chatting with some neighbors post-run and they invited me to join their workout group. It turned out the woman who led the workouts was a CrossFit coach. It was a peak pandemic and very barebones version of CrossFit: we worked out in the parking garage with some dumbbells, kettlebells, wall balls, and homemade boxes. So even though I had a taste of CrossFit, the first time I touched a barbell or pull up bar was when I moved to Cambridge and joined KSCF (yeah, yikes).
So, fast forward a year and a half of “real” CrossFit: my favorite WODs are longer workouts with running in them. They’re the only WODs where I can really compete with the other 6am-ers. I almost always go to class on bench press days and also enjoy deadlifting and squatting. My least favorite movements are snatch and OHS. Coincidentally, I’m quite terrible at both movements. Some people may be surprised to see push press isn’t on the list, but I’ve made peace with this movement. In terms of goals, I’m determined to have 5 strict pull-ups by the end of the year. I’d also like to become a more efficient rower and master DUs. And TTB. The list goes on.
Because I’m typically in the 6am class, my post-WOD recovery is breakfast: oatmeal with peanut butter (and creatine), coffee, and then a late morning protein shake. Outside of CrossFit I still play volleyball and run. I also spend a lot of time trying to tire out my dog. Declining Friday night plans so I can make 9am soul crushing Saturday is becoming another hobby.
This Week's Programming
Tue: Interval WOD
Wed: Back Squats
Thu: Nothing planned yet
Fri: Bench Press
Max testing will continue this week into next.
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In 18 minutes find, 1 RM Clean & Jerk
"Hollow Be Thy Game"
AMRAP 9 mins
6 Handstand Push-Ups
12 Toes to Bar
18 Alternating DB Snatch (50/35)