Athlete: Merisa Downs
How I Eat
I eat strict Paleo
I don't know if I would use the word "Strict," but I am very careful about what I eat and do my best with juggling my busy schedule.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I can only train at my box about 3-4 times a week. The other days, I train in my garage which I made into a gym. I have all the necessary equipment in my garage to do pretty much any crossfit workout.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I have played sports my whole life. From cross country, basketball, softball, to track. I earned a basketball scholarship to the University of San Francisco.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I started Crossfit in 2011 and had a year off during this time to have my second baby boy.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I typically rest fewer than 4 days per month
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
I like to train 5-6 days a week with one day off a week. Wish I had more time to do mulitiple workouts in one day but am just too busy.