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IMG_5406 Every couple of weeks we'll be putting the spotlight on one of our awesome athletes here at Duke City Crossfit in a new series titled "Athlete Profiles."

 

Name:  Mikki Baca

Hometown: Pine Ridge, SD

Occupation: Social Worker

 

Mikki joins us at least 4 times a week, but she says she always tries to make it 5-6 times and always feels better for when she is successful.  She is a mother, and was an avid runner before she found Crossfit.

I would definitely consider myself a runner.  I've run the La Luz Trail Run twice, and I plan on doing it again in the future.  I still run 3 to 6 miles on the weekends... Unless it's cold!  I initially began Crossfit when a friend was attempting to begin a career in personal training.  He gave me free classes in his garage for a year.  I started at Duke City Crossfit in 2013 after my child turned 4 months old.

I initially came to DCCF because my husband (Chris Baca) is friends, and went to school, with a lot of the coaches.  He had been going for 2 years before I started.

 

Mikki had some reservations about starting, but those were quickly set aside.

I was super nervous starting out, but I had seen a lot of people at local competitions, and they were all close like family.  I love that everything is very family oriented.  The Girls WODS are so much fun, and all of the coaches are awesome.  I find that the longer I stick with it, the stronger I want to get, and I'm really focused on proper form and technique.

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She goes on to talk about some of her proudest moments doing Crossfit, and how she stays motivated.

My biggest achievement so far has been a 105 lbs overhead squat PR.  My friends and family are constantly pushing me to be better, and the Nutrition Challenge has been a great way to transform the way I eat.  Crossfit helps me show my children a healthier lifestyle, and especially to my daughter that women can be strong too!  I have made some wonderful/awesome friendships that keep me coming back every day to see their smiling faces.

 

Thanks for sharing your experiences Mikki, and we'll see you at the box!

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