Check out the updated interview with Taree Murphy – an athlete who trains at CrossFit Grinder in Sandy Springs, GA. as she talks about training and competing in the Dirty Girl Mud Run last year in Atlanta.
CFG: Tell us about yourself?
TM: I am a 49 year old, married, account manager. I have been doing CrossFit since October.
CFG: Did you have an athletic background growing up?
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TM : Not at all! I have always struggled with weight issues, but since starting CrossFit I finally feel like an athlete. I have so much more confidence in my abilities and what I can accomplish!
SGPT: How did you train for the Dirty Girl event?
TM: The first time I did the Dirty Girl I didn’t train much outside of running training. It wasn’t the smartest plan for sure!!
SGPT: Tell us a little about the event?
TM: The Dirty Girl is a really fun event, lots of energy! The obstacles were built for different fitness levels. They were all pretty challenging. I skipped the net climb due to my lack of upper body strength, and used the lowest level for climbing. Last year was all about finishing for me. The race was a great beginner mud race. Fun and not super intimidating.
CFG: What was hardest part of the event?
TM : I think the hardest were the rope climb and mud crawls.
CFG: What is one thing you wish you would have done to get ready for Dirty Girl?
TM: Train for the obstacles….I had no idea about what to expect.
SGPT: Any tips for up and coming athletes that want to do the Dirty Girl?
TM : Really work on upper body strength and conditioning. I can’t wait to see how different this year will be for me!
SGPT: Many thanks for the interview Taree.
TM: Thanks for asking me!!
The CrossFit Grinder gym can get you in shape for CrossFit workouts. CrossFit Grinder gym is the only CrossFit gym in the Atlanta area with a real outdoor obstacle course. Training for the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash or Dirty Girls Mud Run? Come check us out.
CrossFit Grinder is located at 7256 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
7256 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328