CrossFit Member Profile: Chris Ankeny

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What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

 I joined CrossFit to get healthy again. After my last ultra marathon I took a break from running and exercising consistently and that lasted a couple of years. I also   let nutrition slide. It was time to get healthy again. 


What was your first impression? Has that changed?

My first impression was – oh damn, this looks intense. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to survive/keep up. My impression has changed, although I still have those thoughts about the sport workouts. 


What was your first success?

Surviving the first full workout, the first week and then month. Also, I was super excited when I could put a few handstand push ups together and then more. The rowing was also really challenging at first and noticing after a couple of months that I was hanging in there with some of the others that have been there for a while felt pretty good. 


What are you working on now?

I’d like to start performance workouts and learn the different lifts. 


What’s your favorite CrossFit Sandpoint memory?

I think in general its the people in the 6 am class. Its a supportive and welcoming community of people.