Steve Johnson: September 2013
Vagabond of the Month for September:
From North Dakota but grew up mainly in Easton. I now reside in Mansfield
I train Monday-Saturday making it to 5, sometimes 6 classes. Depending on my schedule I will go to the 6am most of the time. If I can’t make that I will go to the 430pm or 530pm.
I can cook, sort of…Give me enough time I can draw almost anything…I’m good with numbers, not rainman level but close. And for some reason my brain remembers what year movies were made.
A father, a brother, a son…and a financial advisor
I am most proud of the recent garage games. #1: I was lucky enough to be on an awesome team. #2: I didn’t think I would have enough stamina to do that much in one day. I hurt my back a week before the games and Kevin did a great job getting me healthy and ready.
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are…
Currently doing the 30 day burpee challenge (ending with the burpee mile). …I have a lot of things to work on. I need to get better at most of the Olympic Lifting, double unders, etc…I would like to weigh around 185lbs. When I started in April I was around 230-235lbs. I am now in between 210-215. I would also like to increase my endurance during specific workouts.
The best? Jeez…it is tough to narrow it down so I will just regurgitate how I feel. I used to go to the gym…started 4-5 days a week out of college. That turned into 2-3 days a week. Then 1-2….No plan, no accountability, no programming. Boring. As a result, I was slowly gaining weight every year. Before joining Vagabond I didn’t know if I was going to join a CrossFit gym. Or if I was, which one would I go to. One day I was fortunate enough to be talking to Keith Derba who walked me down to meet Kevin. I signed up then and there. Then, during my On Ramp, I got to experience the workouts and fell in love. I played football for 14 years and it was the first taste of real workouts since college. I also quickly realized how much I didn’t know about exercise and fitness. The atmosphere at Vagabond is addicting. Everyone I have met is awesome and it is part of the reason I show up as often as I do. The coaches are really unbelievable. From their attitudes, to their knowledge, it is really a luxury you can’t get anywhere else.