This month we’d like to spotlight Caroline Miles! Caroline has been a member of CrossFit Rolesville for over 2 years now and we absolutely adore her. She always comes to class with a smile on her face and makes everyone feel welcome. She is extremely speedy! Any endurance workout she crushes. Caroline also takes coaches cues well and her weightlifting movements have seen great improvement. We love having Caroline (and Luke, her husband!) apart of our CFR family and are proud to call her an athlete and friend!
Age: 34
Occupation: 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville?

My proudest accomplishment at CFR so far has been getting kipping pull-ups. When I first started and watched people do pull-ups it seemed like a skill that I would never be able to obtain. Kipping pull-ups really felt like my first real “crossfit type” skill that I learned to do at CFR.

How did you find CFR? Why do you train?

I have been a CFR member for two years now. My husband, Luke, has been a member for three years. So I knew of CFR because of Luke. Luke had been begging me to try CFR for the entire first year he was a member. I was very nervous to even try it so I kept telling him no. For his birthday, he told me that all he wanted was for me to come to a Saturday class and complete a partner WOD with him. I could not say no to the birthday boy so I went with him, and I have been hooked ever since. I train because it helps me feel mentally and physically strong.

What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?

This is such a hard question. There are so many moments that I have participated in and/or witnessed at CFR that I have loved. I do really enjoy any event or WOD that brings all of our members together. Since I am a year round teacher I do get to go to different classes during the year, which has allowed me to build relationships with people who go to only morning classes or people who go to only afternoon/evening classes. Big gym events or WODs where everyone workouts together feels like a reunion for me. It is so fun to see your people at one time enjoying each other. 

However, if I had to narrow it down to just one moment it would be when I competed with Emily in our in-house competition. It was my first competition ever and it was so awesome to be her partner!

What is your daily motivation to workout?

My daily motivation to workout is to be healthy for my family. Working out makes me a better person. I also really have enjoyed being able to bring my kids to the gym so that they can see how important staying active is to leading a healthy life. My girls love coming to the gym. They feel a part of the CFR family and that is one of my most favorite things about our community. 

Favorite and least favorite movements?

My favorite weightlifting movement is a power clean.  My least favorite movement is overhead squats. I really do not like them. It takes a lot of self-control to not skip the gym on the days they are programmed. 

What’s one thing you would tell a new CrossFitter?

Just try it! I was super nervous to try CrossFit….it literally took me an entire year to agree to just do one class. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, but the best part is that no one is perfect and everyone at CFR really just wants you to be your most healthy self.

I would also tell them that everything can be scaled. I love a good scaled WOD!

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?

Anything from the early 2000s. It takes me right back to my high school days! 

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.

I am really terrified of birds and ticks. Birds just seem untrustworthy and ticks are just gross.