August 2016 Athlete Spotlight Member Carole Wilson
When did you start CrossFit Snohomish?
May 1, 2012
What is your favorite WOD?
Fran – only because I clearly remember when I rx’d this for the first time. It felt like a big deal. Wendy and Katie Kenny were cheering me on like crazy. That was a good day.
What is your least favorite WOD?
Fight Gone Bad. Ugh!!
What is your favorite movement?
Pull ups, Deadlifts, OHS
What is your least favorite movement?
Wall Balls, KBS
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
I NEVER thought I could ever do pull ups, let alone C2B’s. I’m still super happy I can do them.
What is your next goal?
Hmmm…. Rx’d pistols, Bar Muscle Up
If you had super powers what would they be?
If eating whatever I want without getting fat is a super power, sign me up for that! Otherwise it would be pretty cool to breathe underwater like Aquaman. Only because a lot of my family scuba dives and I’d like to try but am kind of scared.
What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Golf with my husband.
Anything with my kids.My parents are starting to have a hard time keeping up with their yardwork. I love going over there and working in their yard. They appreciate it a lot so it makes me feel good. I should do it more though.
Any type of road trip/weekend away/vacation with my family, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews. We always have so much fun together.
My husband and I go out to dinner every Friday night. I always look forward to Friday nights out with him.
What is your favorite food?
Margarita Pizza from Brooklyn Brothers
Banana pancakes J
What is your favorite movie?
Where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere with my kids – but I do love Maui.
If you could go back to the very first day you walked thru CrossFit Snohomish doors what would you tell yourself knowing what you know now?
Don’t be so nervous. Every single workout is going to be hard – so get over it!!! And of course, always listen to the coaches.
What has CrossFit done for your life?
It’s given me great friends, which was totally unexpected. When I started at CFS I just wanted to get fit. It never occurred to me that I’d meet people who’d become so important to me and who I look forward to seeing each day I walk through the door. Pretty awesome how being a part of CFS has totally exceeded my expectations.
Tell us about your life and family outside of CrossFit
I’ve been married to Ross for almost 27 years. We have 2 boys, Jaron 26 and James 19 and we live near Silver Lake. I grew up in Bothell. My parents moved into the house they still live in when I was 2 weeks old. They raised 9 children there. I have 32 nieces and nephews.
I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and have been working from home full time for 14 years.
I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve been sober for 6 ½ years. I love being healthier than I’ve ever been in my life. Doing Crossfit on a consistent basis is a huge part of my recovery.
I volunteer at Hand in Hand, taking care of kids in need (Alefa does as well. Anyone who’s interested let me know and I’ll give you info about it. Awesome organization!)
I also volunteer at Providence Hospital hosting a weekly discussion group for people in drug/alcohol detox.
I’d like to give a shout out to my sister in law, Coach Val. I’m so grateful we decided to join CFS together. It’s been an amazing journey and I’m happy each day we get to work out together. And now that my sister Amy, Brother Mike and son James have joined the crew it’s even better. And… My brother Dennis was the one who got me interested in Crossfit. He’s been at it for at least 7 years. My son Jaron also does Crossfit and works out with Dennis at his home gym.