Announcing February 2014 MVP – Jessi Mayhew
Jessi has been with JCCF since the beginning. Literally. She was the first athlete to walk in the door to WOD at 5am. Her smiling face makes anyone light up. There are many stories to be told since we have met Jessi, and none fall short of being inspiring. Here is a little bit more about this lovely lady. And thank you for being a part of our community Jessi! We are blessed to have you.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”
Name: Jessi Mayhew
Age: 26 Family: Nala–toy poodle.
Age 2.5 🙂 mom, dad, and older brother and sister.
What do you do for a living? Fingerprint Technician Supervisor for the Missouri State Highway Patrol
What time do you usually workout? Noon
How long have you been CrossFitting? 2 years
What is your greatest accomplishment at the box? Handstands
Please tell a story of your favorite memory at the box: I have too many. Getting my first handstand is toward the top of the list though and the trainer (Natalie) being just as excited as I was.
Favorite weightlifting movement and why? Back squats. Just something about putting that bar on your back…
1 Year Goal: compete in a competition. (Which will be marked off the list April 12!!!) and unassisted pull ups.
5 year Goal: muscle up. And run a half marathon.
Back Squat or Clean and Why? That’s tough. I like them both, now that I feel like I have the clean technique down pretty well.
What is your Push Press PR? 125#
When was your first 5K? 2 years ago.
Favorite Shoes to work out in: Nike (for now…nanos soon!)
If you could give any advice for a person new to CrossFit, what would it be? Don’t be scared/nervous about starting out…every one of the “experienced” crossfitters was once a beginner and everyone has to start somewhere 🙂 and we’re all here to help and encourage each other!
What is one thing that people who know you, may not “know” about you? I moved to Jeff City about 2.5 years ago for a job, not knowing anyone. Jefferson City Crossfit is my second family.
Favorite past time outside of CrossFit: spending time at the Lake with friends and family.
Favorite Food: chocolate. specifically Reese’s cups…peanut butter is good for you… 😉 (I’m working on it)
Favorite Beverage: tea
Favorite Quote: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”