Athlete of the MonthMay

Casey Pace

Years at CrossFit Draper: 2

She may be small, but she is mighty. The energy she brings to WODs is contagious. Way to go "Mini-Beast"!

My passions, loves and happy energy comes from my family, mountains, friends, ocean, faith, sun, food, anything dark chocolate and fitness.

On the fitness level, I grew up in a very competitive family, cheered in college, coached cheer, taught group and strength fitness, went to the gym…yada yada.
When I had my last baby in 2008, I wanted to push myself and try new things that made me uncomfortable mentally and physically so I started to do Marathons, Triathlons, Ragnar’s and Century Bike races. After years of it, I needed a new push.
In 2019 my husband suggested I try CrossFit, which I didn’t know anything about.  2 years later, my only regret is NOT FINDING IT SOONER! I have learned and grown not only on the fitness level by amazing coaches but have gained my favorite lifetime friendships here at CFD!

I really don’t know what my PB’s are but these are the things I couldn’t do 2 years ago…

1- hold a PVC pipe above my head and squat.
2- double unders
3- Kipping/butterfly pull-ups
4- rope climbs
5- cleans/snatches
6- bar/ring muscle ups
7- also got rid of my “pussy pad” when I back squat.

I think it’s pretty sweet to be able to do some fun hard CrossFit competitions now and be in the age group quarterfinals this year at 41!

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