Spotlight Athlete of the Month: Micki Sund
As we look around the gym and see people making strides everyday it’s usually hard to pick just one member for the Spotlight Athlete of the Month but not this time. Micki Sund was an easy choice for one reason, her dedication. Micki joined CrossFit Fury in November of 2010 hoping to lose some weight and get in better shape. Less than a year later, Micki has done that and then some. Micki has lost 24 pounds, learned to do a kipping pull up, climbed a 15 foot rope, and improved her overall quality of life. She is passionate about CrossFit not only for herself but her friends and family. She has recruited her husband Ryan, her two kids Samantha and Jeremy and numerous co-workers. We can’t thank Micki enough for her dedication to her fitness and to Fury! Keep up the good work Micki!
When Did you start CrossFit: November 1, 2010
Why Did you start CrossFit: I did the Furious Fundraiser 5k last year and was intrigued. Came to the free Saturday class the next week and was hooked!
What kept you coming back/motivated: The feeling that I could make progress in a short amount of time and that I could do things I never thought I could. The trainers kept me coming back with their encouragement. Kelly knows my limits and pushes me past them every time I am in the gym and Marcus pushes me to do heavier weights because I would never attempt it on my own.
How long did it take you to go from Basics to CrossFit Prep: 3 months
What is the best thing you have gotten out of doing CrossFit: I have more self confidence than I have ever had in my entire life.
What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? About all of it. Starting with lunges and squats….which I hated with a passion before. Never did I think I could do such an intense program and live to tell about it…..Let alone be passionate about it.
What is one goal you have reached?
To do a kipping pull up.
And one goal you still hope to reach? To be in CrossFit.
Thank you so much to Fury for getting me started on this life long journey. I have dropped 3 pants sizes and 24 pounds and have lost more of my heart attack fat around my gut than I ever thought I could. I will never go back to being the person I used to be.