Athlete Spotlight - Dan Perry
1. How did you find out about Crossfit? My wife and her friend started going and it was not long before she brought me along. I have loved it from day one and even though she has since decided it is not for her I will be a CrossFitter for life.
Not sure I have a favorite. I have really enjoy running so I like any that involve the runs. I have also enjoyed all the lifting that we have done lately. But really I enjoy them all once they are done and I have caught my breath.
3. How long have you been Crossfitting for?
I have been coming to Crossfit for just over a year now.
4. What do you do for a living?
I am a web application developer for Utah State University Research Foundation. There are a few of us from USURF that Crossfit.
I enjoy golfing, mountain biking, running and camping. I am also kind of a nerd so fixing computers and building web apps are things I do even away from work.
Well with in CrossFit my goals are to keep improving. The advise Brad gave me when I asked him what a good max on dead lifts for me would be, he replied 10lbs better than your pr today. So that is my goal with all my work outs, to do just a little better than the last time I did that exercise. To do 5 more pull ups in a row, to string 10 more double-unders together, to lift 10 lbs more than before, just always improving.
oh I also want to shoot a par or better round of golf sometime in my life.
7. Why do you Crossfit?
I Crossfit because it gives me confidence and helps relieve stress . It gives me a place to escape everyday life. My wife has said on several occasions, “You should have worked out today you are in a better mood when you work out” I also want to stay strong and fit. I suffered a heart attack 3 years ago not because I was in poor health or had a real heart problem but because of a virus but it was a wake up call that life is fragile and I need to stay fit and strong. I plan on staying fit until the end.
8. Any advice for future CrossFitters?