April 2016 Athlete Of The Month – Marjorie Costello

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Congratulations to Marjorie Costello for being selected as April’s Athlete of the Month! Marjorie joined Mission just 4 months ago this past November, not really knowing what to expect out of coming, but knew she needed something different to help get her stronger.  So she made the jump and committed to the program and right away took a strong liking to it.  Marjorie embodies what it means to be a CrossFitter and will always be there cheering on her fellow classmate. For those reasons and many more, she is certainly deserving of the title “Athlete of the Month.”

Name: Marjorie Costello

Started CrossFit: November 2015

Favorite WOD: 16.4

Least Favorite WOD:16.5

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Least Favorite Lift: OHSQ

Story: My husband introduced CrossFit to me three years ago; at which point, I decided that there was no way in hell I would spend my time working out to the point of heaving, holding back vomit, and falling to the ground in a crumpled mess. I preferred the workouts that ended with me barefoot on a mat seeking inner peace. But, then, like so many Americans, I watched The Walking Dead and was struck with the mortal realization that I wouldn’t survive through Episode 1, let alone the whole season. I needed to be stronger.

But, I was frightened by CrossFit and it’s ridiculous stereotypes of turning women into beasts with traps up to their ears. So, I tried Boot Camp. It was fine. But, it didn’t push me. The community of women had different goals than myself. Respectable goals like burning enough calories to eat queso, drink beer, and still have their husbands sleep with them. These are noble goals in and of themselves. But, I wanted more. I wanted to live through Season 2.

So, four months ago, I took the leap. I picked up the bar. I threw up a couple of times. And I definitely ended heaving in a crumpled mess. It was amazing. And it’s really effing hard. I am facing a range of mobility issues, endurance issues, and positive attitude issues. But, every day I become stronger…I squat lower…I lift heavier…Everyday I face the weaknesses and survive another episode.

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