Where did it all start?
It all started when I used to time myself running around my grandparent’s circular driveway pretending to be Debbie Flintoff King. My Little Aths career never really took off but it did lead me to water. I couldn’t swim until I was 10 years old (even though I lived 100m from the beach). When I did learn, I learnt to do butterfly first which made it easy to get some early success. From then I was hooked and swam between 50 -100kms every week for the next 17 years of my life!
I found CrossFit in a small indigenous town called Kununurra in Western Australia. Some FIFO workers would come into the gym, do a WOD, and start talking about this thing called CrossFit. So I did some research and found that the high intensity constantly varied and multiple skills appealed to my intrigue and love of pushing my physical and mental barriers.
Favourite thing about CrossFit?
My favourite things relating to CrossFit are two fold; firstly, I love how diverse the community is and that no matter where I travel I can find a box, with people sharing a common goal. Secondly, I love a good long challenging WOD — anything that includes cardio, moderate to heavy load and goes for 12 plus minutes gives me a massive smile (after completing of course).