Congratulations to Sue Craig, CrossFit Gamma's member of the month! Sue has been a regular member of our 7am class for quite some time. For those of us that attend the 6am class, Sue always sends us out with a smile that simply lights up the rest of our day. Additionally, Sue graciously provides the box with fresh farm eggs every week that are a staple in many of our diets. Yummy!
Sue Craig, 59, is originally from Hempstead, NY and has been happily married to John Craig for 34 years. She has 4 wonderful children: Erin (married to Joel Thomas), Matt (married to Jenny Tillett), Katie and Kayle. Matt has given Sue four wonderful grandchildren; Ryan 5, Tyler 4, Wesley 1 1/2, Rachael 6 months. Sue is a retired animal technician and sensory panelist (taste tester at Hershey Foods).
How/when/why did you get involved with CrossFit?
"I have had both rotator cuffs repaired and plantar faciitis surgery in both feet, . I found out about CF after my last foot surgery and started working toward getting stronger since I was sitting a long time. I was to the point of having to get up like an “old” person, getting out of the car, also like an “old” person, and going down the steps slowly one at a time. CF strengthened me to the point of leaving those things behind and now I am able to keep up with the little people in my life."
What's kept you motivated?
"If you don’t do it, you miss it! It is also easier to keep going then to 'restart'! I always feel like I accomplished something good when I am done with a WOD."
Any advice for newbies or people considering CrossFit?
"Don’t be intimidated, not by others, the weights, or yourself! You are not competing with others, just yourself. Set your mind to be humbled, then encouraged!"
Tell us something we don't know about you?
"I have been on 9 mission trips to help build churches, or related buildings - Mexico, Trinidad, Nicaragua, No. Ecuador, So. Ecuador, Africa, India and St. Lucia."
Posted on Mon, November 24, 2014
by Ty Rost