The Weekly Dose of Awesome

If you aren't a morning person, there's a good chance you haven't met this week's awesome.  If you are, chances are you've seen our man, diligently working in the back of class.  Why is he in the back?  He might tell you it's because he is still warming to this "morning person thing," but I have decided it's because that's where he gets into the zone.  

Joe L. was initially brought (aka forced) to try CrossFit a few years ago.  But the sass-tastic hero of this story grew to tolerate mornings and started getting after some goals.  But as he hit his stride at UB, he sustained an injury. For those of you who have been injured, you know they challenge motivation, fun, routine, and throw people off course.  But not Joe.  Joe has shown nothing but courage, diligently working back to 100%, coming to oly and classes and subbing where necessary.  He is finally rounding back to full capacity and his consist efforts show it.  Simply put, Joe is an awesome athlete who will soon be upgraded to an awesome dad.  Thanks for sharing your mornings with us, Joe!  Keep fighting!

Name: Joe Lukasiewicz

Nickname / Alter Ego: Joe (alter ego? I have a video game alias haha)

Hometown: Millstone, NJ (is where I grew up)

Occupation: Insights Manager @ LinkedIn

When did you first start CrossFitting?: Summer of 2014 (i think)

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?: Summer of 2014, but then did a year at Grassroot Crossfit in Berkely before coming back Fall of 2015.

Favorite WOD: If I have to choose... probably Cindy

Least favorite WOD: Anything with T2B

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  Dragged to it by Courtney 

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? CrossFit has made me a morning person...or at least got me going to bed early and waking up early. Swapping my sleep pattern by 3 hours earlier and making it more regular has made me much more productive generally speaking. 25 y/o me is disappointed, but current me is secretly glad.

What are you currently working on/what are your goals? Currently working on getting enough strength back in my shoulders (without regressing) to resume my quest for the perfect handstand pushup.

What is your secret talent? Um... Not being embarrassed by being last? Really helps when faced with an injury... or to not force myself to doing stupid stuff :)