MaryLawson Day

MaryLawson Day

Coach, Gym Manager

Squat: 235

Snatch: 120

Clean and Jerk: 160

Deadlift: 255

Pikes Peak Marathon - 7:01 (3rd in age group)

5 Marathons

6 1/2 Marathons

1/2 Ironman (70.3) - 5:33


CrossFit Courses:

- CrossFit Level 1

- CrossFit Level 2

- CrossFit Endurance Training

- Spot the Flaw Course

- Scaling Course

Burgener Weightlifting Level 1

Behavior and Performance Institute Cohort 1

National Association of Social Workers in Sports, member

Licensed Masters Social Worker

About Coach

I have enjoyed sports and competitions for most of my life. I swam competitively growing up, and in high school, I played soccer and cheered. I went to a small NAIA college where I could participate on three of my college sports teams (swim, XC, and soccer). After college, I continued to enjoy finding physical goals I could work toward. For most of my adult years, this involved endurance sports (marathons, half marathons, and triathlons.) In 2011, I joined CrossFit Jackson at the prompting of several running friends. Although I have continued to enjoy learning new ways to move (Jui-Jitsu, Pickleball, and tennis), CrossFit has been my favorite way to be strong and stay healthy since 2011.

Turning Point

I know that I can look back and chart growth through my most difficult life experiences (fractured skull with spinal meningitis, attacked by an unknown assailant at 21 years old, death of my first child when he was 1 week old, and breast cancer at 37 years). In these times, I am grateful for the reminder of God's faithfulness and the value of not giving up when things are tough. In my counseling practice, I walk with clients through life's challenges and can see the beauty in pain. In a small way, CrossFit is analogous to this. It is hard but it helps me grow. And I get to do it with some pretty terrific people.

Motivation & Passion

I loved the competitive part of CrossFit for the first decade of doing it. In recent years, I have become more passionate about using CrossFit to help me forge a lifetime of health. I want this for others, too. I get fired up every time I look around CFJ and see our people working hard. It is exciting to be a part of someone learning a new skill or pushing when they thought they might not be able to. We all get better when we do things that are hard. I am grateful to work with a team of coaches who care about growth. I am also thankful for our members who consistently show up and seek to be better. I want CFJ to be a place where together we find health in multiple domains beyond the four walls of our building.