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Meet a Root: Aimee Rogers
1. Vitals: Aimee Rogers. I started foundations with a group from work almost 3 years ago. I think it was September 2012.
2. Where were you born/raised? Born in New Jersey. Grew up in Midlothian, VA.
3. Married, kids, family? Married (almost 1 year!). And I have a dog named Rudy.
4. What do your days consist of? I work on the creative team at Finish Line.
5. What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? I love seeing myself improve. There are things I can do now that I never thought were possible when I first started. The benchmarks this past year have been so great to be able to track results.
6. What is your least favorite thing about CrossFit? Coming back after vacation or time away.
7. Favorite WOD or movement? Anything with running and a barbell. I also really enjoy Holleyman.
8. Least favorite WOD or movement? Double unders or burpees
9. Do you have any goals in CrossFit? This year my goal was to get a chest-to-bar pull-up. Since, I’ve recently accomplished that it’s probably time to set a new goal. I think being able to clean and jerk my body weight might be next.
10. When you’re not CrossFitting, what activites keep you busy? I love cooking. I feel like CrossFit has really opened my eyes to nutrition and has caused me to really take an interest in food and trying new recipes. I also enjoy running and exploring Colorado with my husband and dog.
11. How do you make CrossFit a part of your weekly schedule? I try to make it in 5 times a week. Usually at 5pm during the week. I travel for work which sometimes makes it hard, but I’ve found that visiting other boxes is fun and always makes me appreciate Roots even more.
12. Any favorite stories about a CrossFit experience? Funny, comical, happy cool? Last year I ran the New York City Marathon without training. I had planned to train but life sort of got in the way. About a month before the race I had not run AT ALL. I had originally written it off, but a week before the race I kept thinking about waking up on the morning of the marathon and feeling disappointed that I wasn’t at the starting line. I decided I’d rather start the race and possibly not finish than to not try at all.
I devised a plan that for every 10 minutes I would run for 8min and walk for 2min. I thought that sticking to this interval from the start would help prolong the fatigue my legs would inevitably feel. I finished in 5hrs and 6min (about 40 min slower than my PR). When I crossed the finish I was overcome with so much emotion. I proved a lot to myself that day, mainly how strong I really am. I completed something most people thought was crazy. CrossFit really does prepare you for anything!
This year I’m planning to run the Chicago Marathon in October. Yikes… I should probably get to training!
13. Anything you’d like to add? I’d like to thank everyone at Roots for being so friendly and supportive.
Thanks for sharing Aimee! Awesome job on already crushing your goal for the year! Good luck in your upcoming race.