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January Athlete of the Month: Mira Lammers


Congratulations Mira, you’re our January Athlete of the Month


Mira started CrossFitting with us at NoCoast about 1 years ago to add some strength training to her running program. Her hard work and dedication paid off as she completed 150 miles in two weeks at the Tour Du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. We always knew that Mira could run but her strength and movement technique has really improved at a blazing pace over this past year. 


We are so impressed with Mira’s dedication to her health and fitness and we love how hard she works at the gym everyday. We appreciate Mira and her commitment to our community. Thank you! 


Quotes from Mira:

“Before starting CrossFit, I was trying to do strength training on my own. It was overwhelming and I often skipped out on days because I didn't know what to do. I like being able to show up and have the workout planned for me. This has eliminated the stress around workouts and is a game changer. I love feeling fit and strong, and the fitness that comes from CrossFit allows me to do the other activities I love such as backcountry skiing and mountain biking.”


“My most recent highlight was running in Chamonix France last summer (yes, for the pure benefit of fun!). Because I was consistently training at NoCoast, I was able to run the north half of the Tour Du Mont Blanc, running through three countries and over 150 miles in two weeks.”


Age: 30


Athletic/Sports history/highlights: 

The majority of my athletic background is in gymnastics, mountain running, and cross-country skiing. 


My most unique athletics is Mountain running. I have competed in several mountain running races, but my main mountain race was Mt. Marathon. Mt. Marathon is a 3022 vertical ft, 3-mile foot race in Seward, Alaska. If you haven't heard of it, you should look it up! I temporarily retired from the race in 2022 after completing my 10th consecutive women's race, but I'll likely race it again one day. Fun fact, my family has had three generations run the race! 


My most recent highlight was running in Chamonix France last summer (yes, for the pure benefit of fun!). Because I was consistently training at NoCoast, I was able to run the north half of the Tour Du Mont Blanc, running through three countries and over 150 miles in two weeks. 


How long have you been CrossFitting? 

I dabbled in CrossFit a few years back, but I have been CrossFitting consistently since I joined NoCoast last year. (January, I think? So one year!)


How did you get into CrossFit? 

Believe it or not, to train for mountain running. In 2018 I was looking to improve my mountain running results, so I started CrossFit for consistent strength training. After only a few months of CrossFit, I received two of my best racing results. I got back into CrossFit in 2023 because I was looking for consistency in my workout routine and prepping for a big run in August 2023. 


What is your favorite WOD/CrossFit movement?

Because of my gymnastics background, I enjoy gymnastics-style movements that I don’t do on a day-to-day basis. So probably wall walks.


What is your least favorite WOD/CrossFit movement? 

Push-ups.


What is your most memorable CrossFit moment? 

I don't have a specific memorable moment, but when I started CrossFit I was really bad at rowing. Through consistent practice, I have been able to significantly improve my rowing, and that's memorable for me. 


How does nutrition play a role in your fitness and recovery?

I think of food as fuel for my body. Without quality fuel, I wouldn't be able to train the way I do or do the things I love. My general philosophy is everything in moderation. 


How has CrossFit improved your overall wellness?

Before starting CrossFit, I was trying to do strength training on my own. It was overwhelming and I often skipped out on days because I didn't know what to do. I like being able to show up and have the workout planned for me. This has eliminated the stress around workouts and is a game changer. I love feeling fit and strong, and the fitness that comes from CrossFit allows me to do the other activities I love such as backcountry skiing and mountain biking. 


How has CrossFit changed your family? 

My whole family is active. Staying fit through CrossFit allows me to enjoy active quality time with my family. 


Advice to new people:

Just show up!

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