Jan 21st, 2009
By Mike Minium
We haven’t done any athlete spotlights in a while and thought it would be a great time to start it up again (thanks for the suggestion, TT!).
Tonight the spotlight is on 7pm regular Stephen. (As a side note, it’s somewhat ironic that he’s actually not in town at the moment; he’s fortunate enough to be back in Washington D.C, one of the many thousands who were on hand today for President Obama’s inauguration.)
Stephen now has a little over 6 months of consistent CrossFitting under his belt, getting really consistent with his training around July of last year.
He first heard about CF on the web (at a site called metafilter.com) and his first experience with CF was at Petranek Fitness in Santa Monica.
After college, he moved up to the East Bay and looked us up. Although our dingy little gym was a little different than what he anticipated, he stuck it out and quickly became immersed in our little community, slowly building up his level of fitness and frequency of workouts.
The thing that’s great about Stephen is that he’s always up for a challenge. Stephen summed it up as such: “It feels f*!#ing great to fail at something that hasn’t been contrived so that I succeed at it, and then claw my way slowly to success.”
Let’s do a couple of things in comments:
1. Post a nice welcome to Stephen.
2. And since it’s her birthday, post birthday wishes to Audra.