Athlete of the Month – March 2016 – Sarah Allgood

First and foremost, I am so honored to be nominated for Athlete of the Month!  Where do I begin?  Before joining Beaverton CrossFit I was your average globo gym member, I would get in my 30-45 minutes of cardio and occasional strength training.  I became bored of my fitness routine and needed a change that would both motivate me and give me the results I desired – enter Beaverton Crossfit.

Although I joined BCF in November 2011 I would say I didn’t become truly dedicated until June 2012.  At that point I decided to commit to training 3-4 days a week, and I immediately began to see improvement in my athletic performance.  Once I began regularly attending Olympic Lifting classes I also saw my lifts improve and I became more comfortable with these complex movements.  To say the least, I was hooked on BCF!  Of course the reason I kept coming back was because of the awesome people and the amazing coaches, seriously we have such an amazing community.

In March 2015 I had a new goal, which was to continue CrossFit through my entire pregnancy.  I still remember telling Mike once I found out I was expecting, he immediately gave me a high five, and let me know that we would make a plan to modify the workouts as needed.  All of the coaches were so helpful while I navigated this new terrain, especially the lovely Dawna.  It really shouldn’t have surprised me that my water broke mid-workout, but I knew that I was physically prepared thanks to Crossfit.  My c-section recovery was definitely easier because of Crossfit, and I couldn’t wait to get back to the gym just to move.

Every single athlete at BCF is an inspiration, and I love the fact that we can cheer each other on to push just a bit further every day.  The 4:30 and 5:30 class are always filled with a great group of athletes and I thank you all for pushing me, especially Book Club!  In 2016 I look forward to setting some new PRs and maybe even getting a bar muscle-up :  )

– Sarah 

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