Mauricio and his girls are usually around quite a bit and you may notice him doing much of the handy work around the gym. We wanted to get a little close and personal with the one and only! Read on:
Who do you do for Work?
I work for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and am the supervisor for maintenance of over 500 buildings on Point Mugu and San Nicolad Island. Been with the Navy for over 26 years and love it!!
How long have you been CrossFitting?
I started in the Fall of 2013, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
What do you do for fun?
I have always been adventurous as a kid. My go to sport is UltraRunning, Running for 100 miles or 200 miles is such a magnificent felling and covering that much distance in 30 or 80 hours makes you feel like you can conquer anything life. It still amazes me what our bodies are capable of doing and love running long distances,
What is the most challenging race you have ever done and why?
This year I finished what is considered one of the hardest 100milers in the USA. This Race is Called Ouray 100 and takes place in the San Juan Mountains in the town of Ouray Colorado. Besides being 100 miles and 42,200 feet of vertical accent it is at an average elevation of 11,550 ft. and makes several passes at 13,000ft. What makes this race so difficult is you need to be able to read weather and know when to be up high due to thunderstorms. In this particular race, I quit 2 times because of thunderstorms. I turned around several times because storms blocked my forward progress and didn’t want to risk getting struck by lightning. One of the times I turned around a huge lightning bolt hit about 500 yards from me and ran as fast as I could towards the tree line. 45 minutes later, it was blue skies and no clouds in site, so I turned around and finished the race. Defiantly the most mentally and physically demanding race I have ever done.
Best advice to my girls:
Life is full of choices…….You have to make difficult choices in life and I’m always here to help you make those choices. Learn from making the wrong ones and adjust when needed.