January’s Extraordinary Athlete is Kate Cruickshank, who is also last month’s athlete’s (Michele Rodgers’) best workout buddy. Kate came to us through the Hyer Elementary School mom connection.
Kate is originally from Australia and came to us for a month in May, but was back in Australia for the entire summer. While she was gone she walked 18 miles every day with her husband, but managed to damage a nerve in her toe doing so. When she got back she couldn’t wait to start back up at CrossFit, but we had that injured toe to deal with. She really didn’t want to let that get in her wayso we went after it! We were very careful scaling her moves so as not to make it worse and over time it has bothered her less and less and she is doing more and more.