Valerie Hart BreauxGrowing up I played various sports but that stopped after high school. After I finished college I did the typical workouts at typical globo-gyms and began competing in sprint triathlons, yet I was constantly disappointed that I wasn't making huge performance (and physical) changes. In October 2008 I started CrossFit and since then I've able to do more than I had ever considered possible:
*2009, Lonestar Half Ironman (having never run more than 3 miles in training)
*2009, Primal Quest South Dakota; 600 mile adventure race, www.ecoprimalquest.com (having never run more than 20 miles)
*2009-2012, actively competing in 12 hour+ adventure & mountain bike races (solo & team)
*2009-2012, actively competing in CrossFit competitions
*2012, Ironman Texas (using only CrossFit for training; with a swim of less than 20 minutes, about once a month)
My goal isn't to be a top athlete in any sport, division, or event, but to be a well-rounded athlete that can jump into a new & bigger challenge without special preparation, spending too much time in training. CrossFit makes this possible.
I never thought I could do something crazy like handstand pushups, pullups, or lift and put my bodyweight above my head. Over the years I have enjoyed helping others achieve the same, which is why I decided to open my own CrossFit box.
*CrossFit, Level 1
*CrossFit, Level 2