@migallegoward is our Mischief Athlete of the Month for October 2019. A determined, kind, and soft-spoken woman, Martha has been attending our 5:30am CrossFit classes for nearly three years. Martha shares her earliest CrossFit memories with her daughter-in-law, with whom she enrolled in an introductory program back in 2016. What started as a CrossFit test-run for Martha eventually turned into a valuable investment in self: two classes a week became three three became four and, now, after many months of dedication, CrossFit has transformed into a cherished morning ritual five days a week. Although Martha has never considered herself an athlete, per se, she believes there is a characteristic difference between the daily exercising she undertook prior to starting CrossFit and the functional training she receives as a Mischief Member—a difference she attributes not just to the coaching at CrossFit Mischief, but also to the support and encouragement of her fellow participants.
Amongst the pre-dawn smiles and affirmative voices of the Mischief morning crew, Martha can even find the positive presence of her husband, Jeff Ward, who joins us for early WODs throughout the week when his work schedule allows. Martha’s CrossFit experiences have changed her mindset about working out, and the daily challenges she faces at the gym enliven her with feelings of strength and accomplishment. Above all the other movements Martha has encountered in her three years of CrossFit, she prefers the barbell snatch, and despite its complexity, Martha executes each rep with purpose, contemplating her technique and never giving up. Martha, we appreciate your faith in our instruction, here at CrossFit Mischief. The integrity with which you attend morning classes, your gentle greetings, and the persistence you demonstrate each and every day as you devote yourself to the task at hand have left a permanent impression on this gym and this community.
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