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December Athlete of the Month: Jamie Carr

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We are featuring Jamie Carr as our Crossfit Spokane athlete of the month for December. She comes every day and is full of energy and smiles! I had a chance to sit down with her this week and get to know her a little more. Jamie is a dedicated member and such a beautiful lady on the inside and out!

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Where did you grow up and tell me a bit about your childhood ? I grew up right here in Spokane with my two sisters, Stacey and Kellie. My father and I were very close and we loved to fish while I was growing up. It developed a passion for me and I have appeared in 4 issues of Northwest Sportsman Magazine?here did you grow up and tell me a bit about your childhood15416104_10208481064367778_1107743989_n

What is your occupation? I am a pharmacy tech that is the supervisor of the Sacred Heart Campus and
several others. I help get medicine to patients all over the world. It is very rewarding.

What motivated you to come to CFS? As I said, my father and I were very close. He passed away in 2014 and I needed something to take my mind off of things and give me a new focus. I also wanted to meet new people, make new friends and develop some new relationships.15424685_10208481072207974_280495527_n

How long have you been a member? 18 months! May of 2015 I decided to join one of the transformation challenges and fell in love with it.

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far? I have had so many! I have always been into endurance type training; long distance biking, running, etc, but never did any kind of weightlifting. Just finding strength has been a huge accomplishment. Also, not being the slowest one every time anymore and being able to click the “RX” button. Knowing I don’t have to scale it all and being able to do the workouts as prescribed is a great feeling.

What is your current CF goal? Just to be stronger at pull-ups in general, but more specifically getting my butterfly pull-up.

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What are your least and most favorite movements? Snatches are my least favorite. They are such a technical lift and I am still working on the skill. My favorite is the deadlift for sure!

What brings you joy? My family and my job bring me joy. My son Gavin, who is 7.

The little miracles I see at work everyday. Finding medicine to help the missionaries and charities all over the world and receiving cards from the patients when they receive it. Being able to give to all those people in need is amazing.
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What is your favorite go to food? Definitely plain salted popcorn! Well, that and wine 🙂

What advice do you have for current and future CFS members? Stick with it and come every day. Have faith and don’t give up because it will get easier. Find your spot within the community by making friends inside the doors and especially find a “workout buddy” so you can hold each other accountable and challenge one another. You need each other!

Anything else you want to add? I am thankful for everyone inside the doors here at CFS and the way they accepted me as one of their own. It’s an amazing community.

 

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