December Athlete Spotlight- Emmy Harbo
With Reggies 1 and 2 behind me, I decided to give CFA a try and met with Brooks in June 2011 for an intro session (at normal Brooks time – 6am). Even the intro session hurt so I knew I’d found my home! I started foundations with Erin a week later and the rest is history!
Since I began Crossfit, my performance has improved in all sports. My running race times got faster, I can throw the frisbee farther, swim longer, and do all activities without fear of injury. Crossfit has opened my eyes to healthy eating and although I’m not strict paleo, I’ve cut out a lot of crap from my diet. I find that the harder I workout, the better I eat, and the more energy I have. It just makes sense… why would I kill myself on WODs, just to eat like crap and negate everything I just worked so hard to achieve?
(3) The time we had a very safe bonfire on the side of CFA after a Friday night workout– someone posted a picture of the bonfire on facebook and within seconds an unnamed coach saw the picture, stormed outside and yelled at us. We all scattered like roaches. Hee hee.
What goals are you working on?
(2) Olympic lifts: I want to improve my form and speed
(3) 50 unbroken double unders
What the coaches are saying:
Emmy is simply AWESOME! She is constantly working hard and trying to get better on her goals. Whether it is muscle up practice, pistols, strict pull-ups etc Emmy is always striving to improve. Her kind and friendly demeanor welcomes new members and reminds us coaches why we love our job. -Shannon
She has definitely motivated many members of the gym. She is tirelessly dedicated to become better, and on many occasions, has moved more weight, and completed it faster, then many men! Her constant, positive outlook never shakes, she's an awesome chick! -Josh
Emmy has shown great dedication towards her goals at Crossfit Annapolis. She is determined, works hard, is super strong AND fast. It has been incredible watching her grow athletically since she has first started. She is one that I hope a lot of woman at CFA look up to and are motivated by. That aside, she is also funny, kind, and we love when she brings her sweet four-legged boy, Sully, with her to workout (we have declared him an honorary member at CFA). Keep it up Emmy! -EK