Our next Festivus athlete, is fierce with a contagious smile. A recurring theme for many of our members is the confidence they get from not only the competition but the journey leading up to it. Through focused training, surrounding yourself with epic people, and having the mindset of always challenging yourself, leaving your ego at the door, and having fun our competitors reach their goals and find something new about themselves along the way.
CrossFit Stevens Point Competitor: Brianne P.
What was your last competition? (Venue, Location, Most fun/challenging moment)
Festivus at CrossFit Themis, Wausau. I really enjoyed cheering on others most, especially our strong CFSP members! I think my most challenging moment was at the end of the day, when we all had to muster the energy for the fourth WOD. Kudos to those who were in the finals!
What made you decide to compete?
For the food afterwards! Just kidding, I had to take the opportunity to compete with people like me! Festivus is designed for athletes that aren’t always Rx’ing, and it’s good to share the floor with your range of competition.
How did your training change once you registered?
It didn’t, really. I put in the same amount of work that I normally do, just with a mindset that I would be competing.
How has your nutrition/recovery changed after registering and going forward?
Food is fuel! Nothing has really changed, maybe it should (lol). I eat well for the most part, but I’m a food fan – I like it all…and eat it all.
What was your biggest struggle in preparation?
My biggest struggle was staying focused and finding the time to train! I was in transition of changing jobs, and taking on a major role for summer at Glacier Hollow. Also, spring break and a conference out of state challenged my priorities of making it to CrossFit.
What did you find out about yourself in preparation or at your competition?
The competition showed me that I have gained some (small but mighty!) confidence in my movements, and I was more relaxed than previous competitions.
What would you tell someone who is on the fence about competing in a fitness type event?
Breathe, relax, and most importantly, have fun. Smiles improve your strength, I swear by it.