January Athlete Spotlight


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January Athlete Spotlight


Mary Buchheit


Coach’s note:  Mary is a great example of an athlete who shows perseverance and consistency–she is a regular at the 5:15 am class and always gives 100%.  I always enjoy having her in class, and she really represents.  Mary won’t cherry-pick, she trusts the program, she works hard, and you really can’t ask for anything more from an athlete!  Thanks for being a part of the CFD family!


How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?

I started in July 2013 so approximately 2 ½ years. I was looking for some strength  training to improve my running.


What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?

More confident. Crossfit was completely intimidating when I first started. I would see workouts and think ”There is no way I can do that”. Now it is more “How am I going to break that down to get it down.”


Stronger. My stats from when I started to now have increased. It shocks me to see what I have accomplished. I like how it translates into my everyday life. Ordinary stuff like carry groceries, shoveling, yard work all seem easier.


What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?

Running and sporadic light lifting.  I like the variety in the workouts. I’ve never done the same workout twice. It never gets boring. I like the atmosphere. The coaches are super friendly & super helpful. They constantly are giving me tips & pointers to improve my lifts. And not afraid to call me out on maybe adding a little weight or trying RX. Also, the athletes at CFD are awesome, friendly, motivating, encouraging. It is great working out with people who are like minded and test me to push outside my comfort zone.


What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

I like them all really. There are some days that are more suited to my strengths. But I figure that you have to work on the bad stuff too to get better at it.


What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?

Wall ball – I always seems to catch one or two with my face.

Rope climb- It isn’t the up so much as the down.


What are you goals going forward?

Improving my technique & keep getting stronger. String together some double unders.  A pullup.  In general, keep healthy for years to come.


What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?

Stick with it. It’s never easy. But I wouldn’t want it to be. But if you keep at it, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.