CrossFit and Pregnant was started by Meghan Leatherman as a means for women who CrossFit to share stories and experience during pregnancy.
Meghan likes to live life big. Since moving West in 2009, she has embraced the healthy, active lifestyle commonly found throughout the region.
Meghan started running in 2010, thanks to her husband’s insistence, completing the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon and the Chicago Full Marathon that year. Since then, Meghan has completed eight half marathons including: for 2011 – Surf City, America’s Finest City, Nashville Half, for 2012 – Rock n’ Roll AZ, inaugural Hollywood Half, Green Bay, the Fiesta Bowl and, most recently, she ran the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon again.
In 2012, she ventured into CrossFit, starting at CrossFit Elysium in San Diego, which provided an amazing foundation. Nestled in the heart of North Park, Meghan will always deem Elysium her CrossFit home. With CrossFit came a focused lifestyle change to paleo eating … but is probably better categorized as primal because the Leathermans love their cheese!
Meghan and her husband Chad (aka Team Leatherman, as they are affectionately called by family and friends) were married 6.8.13 and four short months later found out they were expecting their first addition to the team. However, their beloved pooch, Frankie, will always be the first “child.” Part catahoula, part Labrador, Frankie keeps up with his parents active life and travel schedule. Here’s hoping the babe can do the same!
Meghan and Chad welcomed baby Florie to the team on May 3, 2014. She’s a strong, active spitfire – no doubt from those nine months of CrossFitting in the womb! Micah J. joined the team July 3, 2016 after consistent CrossFitting, including the day I delivered. He’s another strong, spirited bebe who we can’t imagine life without.
Meghan is a graduate of St. Norbert College and has been in various communications roles. She loves the art of storytelling to better clients and is obsessed with social media because of its networking and sharing powers. When not CrossFitting or blogging, Meghan loves reading, going to the theatre, cooking, and adding to her shoe collection.