In December, a family of CrossFitters decided it wasn’t enough to just eat healthy. They wanted to know from where their food came.
So on five acres in the tiny city of Sonora, Calif., Michele and Sam Guthrie started a farm with chickens, pigs and gardens galore. Michele Guthrie’s mother lives there, too, and the couple’s daughter and her husband live down the street. The five of them CrossFit together.
“I don’t think that we could do it separately,” Guthrie says. “It’s something that you really need to do together as a family.”
After Guthrie lost her father in May, she encouraged her mother, Sylvia Weinmeister, to come to CrossFit Sonora, too.
“It seemed like something fun to do,” Weinmeister says. “I just love it.”
Guthrie says she marvels at how her life has turned out.
“I never would have imagined five or 10 years ago that I’d be here today, that I’d be this healthy, this active, living a self-sustaining life in such close proximity to all of my family,” she says.
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Additional reading: “I’m so Glad Daddy Found CrossFit” by Angie Fontes, published April 26, 2012.