Robin Meeks Morris
When did you start doing CrossFit?
I started the on-ramp in February of 2016. Wow, has it been 2 years?
What were you doing before Crossfit?
Although I had always been a part of a gym, I hadn’t stepped foot in a gym in over a year before I started CrossFit.
Tell us something we might not know about you.
I used to ride horses so my lower body strength is still disproportionate to my upper body strength, but I’m getting better.
What advice would you give someone just starting at Coyote?
Just do it! You don’t have to know what to do, there is always a scaled version and someone there to help.
Do you have any special memories/achievements during your time at Coyote?
I started writing down my times/scores at about the 3 month mark. This year, I realized I shaved four minutes off “Helen.” Four minutes is a lot of time! I went from always finishing last to sometimes finishing first (scaled of course).
Has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?
Yes, I have more energy and I feel great.
Tell us a little about yourself (family, job, sports, interests, etc.)
I have two wonderful kids (Ella age 10 and Ryder age 5), and I’m engaged to be married to an amazing man (Bill Morris) on March 15th. My mother and I own a business (The Cotton Blossom Fabric Shoppe) where we sell fabric, sewing/embroidery machines and sergers. Most of my time is spent at the Shoppe but a few hours a month I’m at “my other job.” I’m a nurse practitioner but I only work part-time. We live on a farm where we have 7 horses, 2 cows, 5 dogs, 6 chickens and 2 cats. Yes, it is a zoo.
What were your thoughts after your first WOD?
Yay! I didn’t die 😊
What were your goals when you joined Coyote?
My goals were mostly to get healthy. I was diagnosed with a mild autoimmune disease and knew that many of the aspects of an unhealthy lifestyle could trigger further autoimmune disease development. It was a real wake up call. After a year at CrossFit and at age 39, my goal was to be “fit at 40.”
Have you achieved any of these goals?
Now at age 40, I’m not perfect but I’m in much better shape than I ever have been. I’ve also lost 15lbs.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
What is your least favorite WOD?
Anything with clean and jerks.
What is your favorite WOD?
Anything with running. Ironically those used to be my least favorite.
-What is your least favorite lift?
What is your favorite lift?