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Wodder of the Week: Caitlin Orner

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Congratulations to Caitlin, our WODder of the week! Caitlin found CrossFit in August of 2012, when she started med school at the University of Rochester. A friend brought her to the gym when the WOD was Nancy (running and overhead squats).  By the end of the workout, Caitlin could barely lift the bar up over her head. Naturally, she joined right away.

Caitlin came in with a pretty simple to-do list:

Stay in shape.

Have fun.

And, knock out her first unassisted pull-up while she was at it.

Caitlin nailed her first pull-up about 5 months later (and now can do strict pull-ups). In addition to gaining strength, she loves the attitude at CrossFit Rochester: She says, “It’s less about how you look and more about being your best and gaining confidence.”

Juggling CrossFit and med school (Caitlin is currently in her third year) is no small task; as a result, she fits in WODs whenever she can.  She says that when she shows up to the gym regularly, it helps her sleep and study better. As it turns out, CrossFit is just what the doctor ordered.  Caitlin says, “Medicine is very rewarding, but really nice to get out of the hospital sometimes and be around a variety of people.  Plus, I want to go into orthopedics, so being in an athletic environment is especially interesting to me.”

Great job, Caitlin!!

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