"I am very impressed to see my name in the Leaderboard next to girls that I've looked to as mentors all year long."
Joannie Lebrun is on the cusp of earning her first ticket to Regionals, sitting in 48th spot in Canada East with one event to go.
Lebrun is in her first year of CrossFit, and she’s ecstatic.
“Right now, realizing that I'm still in a good position for the Regionals after four weeks … it's amazing. But it’s totally unexpected,” Lebrun says. “I am very impressed to see my name in the Leaderboard next to girls that I've looked to as mentors all year long.”
Training at new affiliate — CMS CrossFit in Rimouski — Lebrun doesn’t have any gymnastics or weightlifting background, and has only had eight months of training under the supervision of a coach.
Despite her newness, she scored 166 reps on 13.1. On 13.2, she came 11th in the region with 350 reps. On 13.3, she completed 251 reps, and on 13.4, she hit 79 reps.
She knows her placements are varied.
“I've been from 103rd in the first (workout) to almost in the top 10 in the second, so I can't say that I'm very consistent,” she admits.
Before learning Workout 13.5, Lebrun said she had hoped it would cater to her skill set.
“Hopefully, 13.5 will be based on cardio or something like the 13.2," she said prior to Wednesday's life announcement. "If it's not the case, I will fight until the end and give my all. If my max is enough to put me in the Regionals in my first time that would be awesome."
“So far I am very proud of what I’ve done. I will try to stay concentrated and focus on what I am good at. There is no need right now to focus on the negative stuff.”