CFGB Member Spotlight – Vicky

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Vicky completed our On Ramp program in September and hs been loving CrossFit ever since!  We asked here a few questions about why she choose to be a CFGB member.

“I am from a small town in central Maine.  I chose to leave Maine with my 4 children in 1990 to give them not only a better education, but also to be exposed to more diversity.  It was a good choice.  I have 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 21 to 2 all from my eldest daughter.  I have always enjoyed working out and was a runner for many years.  I let myself and my exercise program go over the last few years and when I saw that I was unable to do the simplest of things without getting tired I knew I had to get back into shape.  I want to retire in a few years and I hope to hike, bike, and not be held back by my mobility.

“I am an MRI technologist at Johns Hopkins outpatient center in White Marsh.  I have been in this field for most of my adult life.  Although a good profession I am looking forward to saying I was an MRI technologist.

“I choose to spend my spare time with my family.  I find complete satisfaction in being around them.  I am a much more patient grandmother than I was a mother.   I think my family would describe me as caring and giving.  I just enjoy it so it is not what I aspire to be it just comes naturally.

“I love CrossFit because I can work at my level, but still feel challenged.  I can feel myself getting stronger and my clothes fitting differently.  I never feel like people are laughing at me, but only encouraging.  The hours that are offered for working out are great.  I don’t have to rearrange my whole schedule so I can make it to the one 5:30 class that is offered by most gyms.

“I think most people would be surprised to know that I paint.  I think my paintings are pretty good, but mostly I don’t show many people.  Recently my 3 older brothers and 1 younger sister have picked out pictures to display in there house.  My friend, David, has also been given a few, but most people don’t know that about me.  The other thing people don’t know is that I love comedy and have put on shows at family events, but only family events!

Bonus Question: “If I could choose between going back to meet my ancestors or going into the future to meet my great-great grandchildren I would choose the latter.  I sometimes feel sad to know I will not meet these people, but also I know I have been so blessed with what I have.   I hope in some small way I have passed on to them some part of me.  They may not know me, but I am there.  (Is that creepy)  lol


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