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November Athlete of the Month – Will Cravens

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, interests/hobbies, etc).


Well it all started on a stormy night on May 13th 1992… Just kidding. I was born and raised in Houston. I work in Commercial Insurance Brokerage. I love Alabama Football. When I am not running, I spend my time fishing, duck hunting and trying not to eat too much Mexican food. 


When did you start doing CrossFit?


I have been doing CrossFit on and off since 2016, but never really took it seriously before joining District H. 


What made you decide to start CrossFit?


I made some big life style changes in 2018 when I moved to Austin that focused on a living a much healthier, holistic life. When I moved back to Houston, I wanted to find a way to workout that would help my running but also wanted to find a community of people that had similar goals to be the best version of themselves that they could be. After trying a couple different CrossFit gyms in Houston, I settled on District H and am very grateful for the people I have met through it!


How has CrossFit made an impact on your life outside of the gym?


I believe that doing CrossFit impacts all areas of your life. The way I view what I eat has changed drastically. I am now much more conscious of what I am putting into my body. I think it also places emphasis on discipline and priorities as well. 


What is your favorite & least favorite WOD or movement?


Favorite: Deadlifts & 400 Meter Runs

Least Favorite: Anything that has to do with Wall Balls


What are your CrossFit goals?


Continue to improve my technique. 


What is your proudest CrossFit moment/achievement?


Finally figuring out how to do a Kipping Pull-Up. 


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?


Pick any line in “Finding Ultra” by Rich Roll.


Tell us something people would be surprised to know about you.


I’m a big history nerd (with a fairly useless degree in it).


What advice would you give to newbies?


Don’t be intimidated by people lifting way more than you can, chances are you can outrun them. 

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