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Athlete of the Month

Devon Hawkins

Devon Hawkins is an incredible person!  She has an incredible work ethic inside and outside the gym!  She is at the gym most days unless the hospital has her hidden!  When she comes into the gym she is cheerful and ready to throw down.  She works very hard to improve her "goats" with extra work. Devon is a very competitive girl that likes to look at the board and see what challenge awaits her in the wod.  After she is done, she is always cheering on her friends!  We love having Devon in our family!!

 

Interview with Devon Hawkins

Who are you outside of CF4E?

Outside of crossfit…. I am a General Surgery resident and I am in the Army. Born in Germany, raised in VIRGINIA. First of my name. I have a brother, a stepbrother, a stepmom and step dad, two awesome parents, and an amazing boyfriend who all my favorite humans.

What is your fitness background?

I did gymnastics from age 5-18. I stopped just shy of level 8. To my knowledge I still hold a high school record for balance beam. I also played soccer in high school. I played every position from center mid fielder to sweeper. In college, I got into running. My college town (University of Virginia- Go Hoos!) was a big running community. It was basically peer pressure. My roommate got me into running at age 20. I have completed three half marathons, the Army 10 miler, multiple 5Ks, and most significantly right before moving to Augusta I ran a full marathon 26.2 miles in 3:51:05.

 

When and why did you start CrossFit?

I came across Crossfit serendipitously. I began in 2013 when I moved to Augusta for residency. Prior to crossfit I used to run, but when I moved to Augusta I realized there are limited running options (ie no sidewalks!). I came to crossfit because Colin Brown invited me to check it out. And the rest is history. Other workouts are too boring for me now. Crossfit has easily become my favorite activity.

 

Favorite WOD?

MURPH. Seriously, I’m one of the crazies. Other than that OBSTACLE DAY. Any day when we are doing obstacles is usually my favorite.

 

Least favorite?

ROWING. I am pretty sure everyone knows that lol

 

Perfect WOD?

Something combing pull ups, bar muscle ups, handstand push ups and box jumps, maybe some squats with a little running to round it all out.

 

Favorite cheat meal?

Anything involving Chocolate and peanut butter.

 

Most memorable or funniest memory?

Uhmmmmm. This is a hard one. I think any time I have gotten a skill that I have been working on for a long time (ahem ring muscle ups) is always a good memory… I think that one time Kelsey and I let Vince make a compellation of crossfit skills video was a lot of fun and hilarious to make (you had to be there). Recently I was trying to be a show-off with my ring MUs and I fell flat on my face… on video.  All are awesome memories.

 

Advise for newbies?

Everyone starts somewhere! Its okay if you aren’t the best in the gym when you start out, you will be one day! And even if you aren’t it doesn’t matter. I just try to remember what all the yoga instructors say—sometimes its about the journey. Be proud of what your body can accomplish on that day and the rest will come.

 

Anything else that makes me unique?

Hmmm… I got nothing. I’m just a girl, standing in front of a barbell, asking it for a PR.

 

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