The Weekly Dose of Awesome

I am a big fan of the dynamic and darling duo that is Sid and Prerana. One of the most inspiring things I've witnessed in awhile, is Sid's attitude of grace, determination, and patience. Last August, Sid experienced a freak accident, breaking his hand, and causing him to need surgery. In spite of significant set-backs in Sid's healing process that are beyond his control, he continues to move forward with a positive, empowered attitude. 

Although Sid was not officially participating in the House Cup, you may have noticed that nearly every Friday night during the Open, he showed up to judge and cheer. You may also have seen him participating in the United for Youth Fight Gone Bad workout (his wife's first competitive fitness event), with his own special modifications (assault bike, FGB...yikes!). 

Sid, you are a one-of-a-kind gem, and we are proud to be your fitness family. 

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Name: Sidharth Murthy 

Nickname: Sid

Hometown:  Bangalore, India

Occupation: Head of Product for Crunch, a video start-up

When did you first start CrossFitting?: Way back in 2011. But it's been an on-again, off-again kinda story

Favorite Movements: Anything that's leg related.. more so now with my scaphoid injury

Least favorite Movements: HSPU ... :(

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A buddy of mine in Arizona asked me to come and check out this "thing" he does out of a garage at 4:30 a.m. Rest assured I was intrigued and the rest is history.

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? My wife Prerana was not into working out, but I was able to convince her to come and give Crossfit a shot. And with boat loads of help from Coach Nikki, Prerana has become a regular. It's been fun to see the UB WODs feature in our conversations and to see her follow the CF Open closely.

What’s your secret talent? I can wield a tennis racquet. Back in the day, I toured the pro circuit for a little bit

What is your biggest phobia? Heights

What is the first song in your favorite playlist right now? Learning to Fly, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

What is your favorite cheat meal? Chinese take-out

What’s in your most frequently used emoji tab? I don't understand emojis .. have a hard time picking the right one.

What’s the last thing you searched for on Google? My next travel destinations.. Canyons in Utah, Iceland, Canadian Rockies..