We all know athletes whom we admire, perhaps even idolize. They are the people whose records we chase, whose training programs we follow. The people we want to be like when we grow up. If you're really lucky, they're also someone you can call a good friend.
It's easy to be blindsided by their brilliance and to occasionally overlook their human frailty. But behind every prom queen is a math team dork, and behind every CrossFit Monster there is a Mortal.
If you don't believe me, just ask Gillian:
The Road to the 09 Games - Gillian 1
The first part in a series of interviews with Gillian Mounsey. If you're not already a subscriber to the CrossFit Journal, subscribe! I promise that it's worth it, even just to gain some insight into what makes an athlete like Gillian tick.