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Athlete Profile: Tami

By admin | In Athlete Profiles, Rest Day | on April 8, 2012


Josh was kind enough to return the favor and write up a very sweet birthday post for Tami today:

Tami has been doing crossfit since October and has made some nice gains along the way. She has also been trying the Paleo diet for the past week or so and has seen some nice changes.  She can now do 8 unassisted pullups, which is a nice increase from the 3 chinups she performed in January.  No more “bullshit band” as Ruth put it when performing a WOD now.  She is also improving her pushups so she doesn’t need the baggy shirt to avoid chest to the floor.  A little beginner trick of the trade.

Tami has been coming in consistently to the 6 o’clock class 4 days a week and has been much happier as a result.  Not that I didn’t like hearing how bad work was that day, but you know.  Thank you Intrepid.  Tami is also very competitive, especially when there is running in the WOD.  Running is one of her strengths.  By the way, she came in 3rd place in her division at the El Segundo  5k last week.  But she is also very concerned for others, their feelings and confidence.  Sometimes she feels bad when running past someone who is struggling, and she will slow down and sandbag a little bit so they won’t feel as bad.  Of course I tell her to pass them up, no mercy, but she’s much nicer than me.

Tami has also improved her flexibility.  She used to hate to stretch.  In fact, she would just do a couple of old school almost toe touches before and maybe after we ran, i think just so I wouldn’t be stretching alone.  But now she is stretching and rolling almost every night, and even her shoulders sometimes too Marcus.  She works out hard, but there is no time to rest afterwards.  She then takes the kids home and goes through another hour or so routine of reading to each boy individually, getting them ready for bed, and getting them to sleep, which can be very challenging in itself, especially for our youngest.  He likes to stretch it out as long as possible.  But Tami is a great mom and a loving wife who makes me a better person just being around her.  Happy birthday from me and the boys and keep on being you.


REST DAY 04.08.12

11 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Tami"

  • Laura says:

    April 8, 2012 at 9:53 AM -

    Happy Birthday birthday Tami! You amaze me! You are a true model of what determination, persistence and hard work can do. Its been awesome and so inspiring to watch!

  • Xuan says:

    April 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM -

    Baggy shirt. Nice. Under the bus you go. Happy Bday Tami hope u and the fam have a great day celebrating!! Well done Josh :)

  • Randy says:

    April 8, 2012 at 11:36 AM -

    Happy Birthday Tami! You are definitely one of the hardest working 6pm person I know..You make me push harder. Enjoy your time with Josh and the boys.

  • Stephanie says:

    April 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM -

    Happy Happy Birthday Tami!!
    We really need to swap sandbagging notes. The shirt thing is genius :)
    Have a wonderful day!

  • Michael h says:

    April 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM -

    Happy Bday Tami, i think i will be employing your tshirt trick.

  • Anna says:

    April 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM -

    Happy Birthday Tami! Thanks for being a great example for all of us that moms with young children can still do crossfit!! Great post Josh, I never expected those tire tracks on Tami’s back would come from you :)

  • Michelle says:

    April 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM -

    Happy birthday Tami!!

  • Cristina says:

    April 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM -

    Happy birthday Tami!!!

  • Tami says:

    April 8, 2012 at 10:38 PM -

    Thanks a lot everyone.

  • Brian says:

    April 9, 2012 at 7:43 AM -

    Happy Birthday Tami!

  • Amanda says:

    April 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM -

    Tami, happy birthday! I thoroughly enjoy working out with you, so I’m glad to hear you get the same bust-out-of-work rut that I get as well.

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