November Athlete of the Month
Name: Margaret “Peggy” Beard
Age: is just a number…and that number is 40.
Occupation: RPSGT aka Sleep Tech
Length of Time CrossFitting: Off and on since 2013 – most recently – I would say about 1 year.
Favorite Lift/Movement and Why? It’s a toss-up between the deadlift – because it’s easy and straight forward – pick it up and put it down, and the clean & jerk – because it’s complex and needs good technique. I’m still working on getting the clean & jerk technique down, but when I hit a good one, I feel really good about myself.
Favorite Workout/Type of Workout and Why? I like EMOMs or couplets. They are both simple to understand. With EMOMs I know what I’m supposed to do and when I’m supposed to do it. With couplets, I just need to remember to bounce between two movements.
Goals for the Next Year? I have so many goals. I want to get a pull-up, and climb that darn rope! I also want to continue to work on my overall fitness, leaning out and building muscle. I want to work on building my confidence in the gym, improve my technique on some of the more complex movements, and I would like to get over some of my fears – like box jumps.
How has CrossFit Impacted your Life? CrossFit has really helped me gain confidence in all aspects of my life. I gain confidence every time I enter the gym, and I hope to continue to do so. I’ve also made a lot of great friends at CFB and feel like I’ve really found a place where I can just be me.