Meet Sally Carr
Age: 31
Day Job: Full-time student, part-time tutor.
Tell us something we don’t know about you: I genuinely believe that one day I will be able to lick my elbow. I don’t care if it’s “anatomically impossible” – I can get damn close, so I definitely know its achievable for me. One day!
Fitness background before CrossFit: When I started CrossFit, it was after a few years of trying my hand at half marathon and trail running. Something which left me broken physically and mentally. Growing up, I was a swimmer, a rower, a netballer, a basketball and a complete menace to my poor parents who chauffeured me around to all these pursuits.
Why did you start CrossFit? At the end of the day… I felt like I had no other choice but to just give it a go! I had spent long enough googling it and talking myself out of it. Then one of my good friends got embroiled in it and took me to a bring a friend day and the rest is history.
How has Crossfit changed your life? Crossfit really has shown me that there’s no such thing as “I can’t do that”. Because you can. Maybe not straight away, but if you work for it, you can.
What’s your favourite WOD or movement? Anything with a barbell or a rower.
What’s your current goal? I have a toilet roll list of gymnastics goals in my sights now – I’ve always put my focus on lifting numbers. Now I’m looking more at things like pull ups, toes to bar, handstand push ups, anything that’s going to guarantee my hands will be perpetually in tatters from practice.
What do you love most about the CF Hunter community? There’s such a collection of real gems here. It’s the perfect mix of people to push you and people to be silly with you and it just makes coming into the gym every day so much easier and so much more fun.