Crossfit Sandpoint Member Profile: Diana Dishong


What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

My friend Shawna Erickson told me I should do it, that it would be a great thing for me.  Then, what really motivated me was when people started telling me that it would be too hard for me and that I wouldn’t be able to keep up.  That really fired me up to join and prove them wrong.


What was your first impression? Has that changed?

My first impression was that I was really scared.  When I started, I literally couldn’t do an air squat.  I had to hold on to the rig to balance and get any range of motion at all.  However, Kenny and Tennille are awesome!  They patiently worked with and encouraged me to keep at it.  Sure enough, over a year later, CrossFit is part of my daily routine.  (And now I can squat, lunge, etc)

 What was your first success?

Honestly, everything has been a bit of a success for me, as it’s almost all been entirely new to me. 

 What are you working on now?

I’m currently working towards getting my first box jump.  I can jump on smaller things, like stacked up plates, but I’d really like to get that box jump.  I’m also working on just challenging myself everyday.  It’s always tough to get going, but I’m always thrilled that I finish.  It’s incredibly satisfying.


What’s your favorite CrossFit Sandpoint memory?

I’m not sure I have a specific memory, but I just love the people here.  They are so supportive and helpful.  People I don’t know at all are always telling me “good job”.  It’s just really cool.