2018 May: Greg Horrocks

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I am… a dad, a husband, a nerd, and a little confused to have been chosen for this.
I like… movies, naps, science, nature, and dogs.
I dislike… waiting and seafood.
I eat… pretty well, but I have a weakness for ice cream and my 2 year old loves to shove goldfish crackers in my mouth.
I will… keep pushing to get better, and maybe someday try competing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
I got my PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M last spring, and have been working at AFRL as a National Research Council Fellow since last June. I did triathlon and played water polo before taking some time off from sports to focus on grad school, and I just generally like being outdoors and biking, running, hiking… I can get into pretty much anything active.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?
I started grad school just after completing an Ironman, and was training 20+ hours per week for triathlon. I was able to keep it up for about 7 months before I found myself very sick from being so overtrained. I decided that I couldn’t continue to do both things at the level that I wanted, so grad school took priority. I kept running and swimming inconsistently, and finished last spring overweight and out of shape. I was sick of having a dad bod, and in looking for something new to try I found CrossFit.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?
I recently got handstand pushups and hit 200 lbs for my clean and jerk. Goals are to keep getting stronger and get some muscle ups.

What is your favorite movement?
Gymnastic movements, rowing, running

What is your least favorite movement?
Double unders, and doesn’t everyone hate burpees?

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
Take a break… eat a cookie.

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?
Just try it. There’s something here for everyone, and you’ll never find a more supportive group of coaches and members.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?
I’m not very outgoing, so it’s been amazing to be welcomed in by the community that we have here at CCF. Everyone that I have met from the coaches to the athletes have just been great people all around. The way everyone accepts my maniac daughter running around after class on the weekends is awesome.

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