The Weekly Dose of Awesome

This week I would like to highlight an athlete many of you know, if by nothing else, by her contagious and jubilant laugh.  She is the ultimate community member.  She's the first to say hello to any person she sees and introduce herself to any new face.  She'll also notice if you get a haircut, remember your PRs and cheer you on to achieve new ones while WODding beside you.  

In addition to being a buddy extraordinaire, Anastasia is a diligent worker.  She bops back and forth between working her Oly and WODding, working steadily towards her goals.  Just this week she upped the ante, honing in on her nutrition by joining the RP gang.

I guess what I am trying to say is, Anastasia makes any class better not only through her enthusiastic athletic performance, but just by being here.  Thanks for being a part of our community, Anastasia!  You make us laugh just a little bit harder.

Name: Anastasia M.

Nickname / Alter Ego: "Anastation" #NicknamesByIsis

Hometown: Baltimore, MD (But I have found a home in many places)

Occupation: I am the program coordinator for a non profit that strengthens partnerships between youth and adults to empower the voices of youth.

When did you first start CrossFitting?: 2013 at Foundation CrossFit #LiftHeavyLoveStrong

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?:  August 2015

Favorite WOD: Karen

Least favorite WOD: All the others

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  My brother was doing it and thought I would like it.  I emailed Foundation CrossFit saying I was worried I was too out of shape to give it a try.  Foundation said eh, of course not -- Come on in!   

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? I have always been been drawn to the community of sports and gyms.  I really love and appreciate the instant sense of bonding as I travel and visit other boxes.  CrossFit has also taught me a lot about my mental endurance.  I have hit some tough mental places and been able to work my way through it.

Favorite shower song? Whatever is in my head. ... But the weirdest song I ever sang in the shower was definitely the "Oscar Meyer Weiner Song"

Favorite cheat meal? I don't have a favorite cheat meal... I just like to eat.... and I'll do so unapologetically.

Where IS Waldo? Isn't he in the book?  I guarantee if you open that book, he is in there.