This was my first impression of Jayde:
HELLOOOOOOOO LEGS! Dangdiggitydang. That girl has nice legs.
Jayde is a fellow CrossFitter (did I just unintentionally intentionally refer to myself as a CrossFitter?) from Whistler. Her performance has improved exponentially in the last year and I wouldn't be surprised to see her light it up at Regionals this year!
I've competed with her at many o' competitions and even coached her at a few BCWAW camps. This girl always has a crazy beautiful smile glued to her face and is super fun to compete with! She is also easy to coach, has great body awareness and is supremely humble. Love it.
Jayde ended up 11th in the Canada West Open. I can't wait to see what happens when things get shaken up at Regionals, you never know!
Anywho, here is Jayde's response to my 10Q!
1) What is your current general athletic goal?
To become a competitive Canada West Regional level CrossFit Athlete
2) How do you keep yourself motivated?
The constant competition with myself & knowing I can always be better
3) Do you have any other hobbies or favourite 'down-time' activities?
Hardest question! Do massage & physio appointments count?!
4) What is your best athletic memory?
My Dad coaching me at HighSchool Heptathalons & 800m run at Taranis Winter Challenge
5) What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome in your athletic career?
The seemingly "never ending" back/hip injury I had over the last 3years
6) Did anything in particular help you overcome it?
Persistence, repetition, determination, amazing physiotherapists and time.
7) Any athletic superstitions?
8) What is your general training philosophy?
Train hard, don't be afraid to lift things that feel heavy. (so what if you're a girl!)
9) What is your general nutrition/supplement philosophy?
Real food rocks! I like fish oil & happily enjoy the benefits of whey protein & creatine.
10) Any advice for aspiring athletes?
Get started, sign up for the CrossFit Open, Register for a local Competition.
In grade 12 I competed in the Heptathalon in track and field at a Provincial level. The last event on day 2 is always the 800m….I hated it! I would nearly break into tears before it would start. (weird I know) My last 800m race I can remember I was coming around the last bend of the track 150m to go and I completely ran out of gas, nothing left! My Dad was running on the inside of the track along side me screaming to keep going! But my legs were jello and I watched every girl behind me sprint past during the last 100m of the race. I went out too hard and remember the feeling… it was like I was running so hard but not actually moving! Taranis was the 1st time I had run an 800m since and I feel as though I completely redeemed myself! Haha! It was amazing to run that 2 laps around a track again! I'm left with a new found memory of the 800m!
Running and feeling like you are going no where is the same as lifting and feeling like gravity has doubled...
Being able to get back at that same event and crush it then float away on victory is the best feeling ever.
Support from people like you family, physio and teammates are huge! I can't wait to throw down and cheer you on at Regionals :)
Last minute plug! Check out her BLOG! Its down to earth, honest and entertaining! And keep your eyes open for this girl at Regionals (not just her legs!) I see sweet performance coming!