Yesterday, October 25, marked six years that CrossFit Games veteran Carleen Mathews has been sober. October 25, 2010, was the date where Mathews’ life changed for the better. According to her bio on the Games website, Mathews started her CrossFit journey two months later in December 2010.
Mathews, actually Lessard at that time (she wasn’t married yet) made her first Regionals appearance in 2012 where she finished 18th in the North West region. In 2013, Lessard moved up to 9th at the North West Regional. The next year she once again improved to 4th, just below the 3rd place cut line.
Then in 2015, Mathews (now married) finished 2nd in the West “Super” Regional and went on to finish 36th at the CrossFit Games. And this year Mathews won the West Regional and placed 23rd. Mathews has continued to improve year after year. What will 2017 hold?
October 25, 2010…. Today I set a new PR….6 years clean and sober!! My life has drastically changed in the past 6 years, and I couldn’t be happier with the decisions I’ve made and the choices I make everyday. I love the life I have today, today drinking is not an option in my life…and I have people around me who support that 💯 If you are suffering you don’t have to. There is so much more than a life of drugs and alcohol. I can’t say it’s been easy but, it’s worth it!!!! Please reach out if you need support! #recovery #humanstrength #sobriety #crossfit #crossfitgames #transformationtuesday #choice #acceptance #wantit