#MemberCrushMonday: Joe Harrison

March 18, 2019

This week we have a big #MemberCrushMonday on Joe Harrison!

 

 

 

Here is his story:

 

"I grew up in Mississippi and was never very good at sports although my parents tried everything from swimming, tennis, t-ball, soccer, and track.  During high school, I stopped sports and focused on a more theatrical approach to life.  I joined the drama club and choir.  I really found my spot and really enjoyed this time of my life.

 

After graduating college, I decided to go to Physician Assistant school and moved to Arizona where I attended A.T. Still University and graduated in 2004.  I have been practicing as Physician Assistant mainly in the Emergency Department ever since.
 

In 2011, I met Scott through mutual friends and we married in 2014.  In 2016 we adopted our beautiful daughter.

 

I started running in 2010 when I realized how horrible my health was.  I found enjoyment in running and eventually found myself doing a couple of 1/2 Marathons although I realized I really loved a good 10K.  I would never say that I'm a quick runner but there is something Zen about running outside and I feel that that is my happy place.

 

My husband, Scott, decided to join Crossfit in January to see how he liked it and I decided I would try it too.  I have to say that I am learning a lot and it's been fun so far.  It's challenging and something I never thought I could do.  The community at Chuckwalla has been awesome and I love the camaraderie.  I have found myself being pushed more than ever before and realized that I am my own worst enemy and have to push myself to trust that I am strong enough."

 

#EveryoneHasAPlace #ChuckwallaStrong #ChuckwallaCrossFitCommunity  

 

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