Member Monday: Abby Sampsel

WHY DO YOU RACE? WHAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS?
I've just recently started biking. I wanted a new challenge athletically and I consider it a plus that biking can be a lifelong sport.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO TRAIN AT KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
I had been a member of a big box gym for years. When I was going it was great but when I fell off the wagon - I really fell off. I was looking for a smaller gym that kept me accountable and found Kingfield!

WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
Plain and simple - the people. I don't think I could have found a gym with better coaches or better athletes. We all push one another and cheer everyone on!

HOW HAS THE CROSSFIT TRAINING IMPACTED YOUR ENDURANCE SPORT(S) PERFORMANCE? 
I play soccer on a coed team every summer and fall. I could tell last fall that I was faster and stronger than I had been at the beginning of summer season. I can't wait to see what this next summer season has in store!

DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO?
Just Keep Moving. I'll never be the fastest person at any of the WOD's in class but it doesn't matter the pace as long as I finish the workout.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT?
ANYTHING with a barbell makes me happy but especially back squats and deadlifts. Who knew it could be so much fun to throw around that much weight?

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
How about favorite meal? Steak, garlic mashed potatoes, and my family makes this yummy spinach salad with a hot mushroom and bacon vinaigrette dressing.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG?
This one is a toss up - Either Rolling Stone's 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (it has a great build up) or AC/DC's 'You Shook Me All Night Long’