CrossFit Member Profile: Chris Ankeny
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.