The Faces of CrossFit SPT-Tim Mullen - CrossFit SPT

The Faces of CrossFit SPT-Tim Mullen

Who is Tim Mullen?

He’s husband to the most wonderful woman in the world, a father of three and a grandfather of three (and counting).  He’s a reader, a golfer, a lacrosse coach, an avid sports fan, somewhat of a political junkie, an engineering/science geek and an equally avid wine drinker.  He has loved 98.6% of the days he has worked in the Oil & Gas Industry, and questions the validity of the other 1.4% of those days.

What is your CrossFit SPT testimony? How did you find it? What was your first experience like? 

When Crossfit SPT walked into the back quarter of (then Velocity, now) Victory, they walked into my life.  I had been doing Crossfit as I travelled to Denver each week for three years, and when I returned to work in the DFW area, I was attending Velocity classes.  Crossfit classes in general depend upon the programming, and at first I was skeptical.  But the programming at SPT is hands down the best programming of any of the boxes I have ever been to, and this is why SPT is the only place I will now go (unless travelling for work).

What is your greatest memory at CF SPT?

Gina and I love the Friday Light Nights, they are such a good experience of friends, frivolity and fitness competition.  Also, I would include the day I PR’d my back squat at 5 lbs more than Tim Brown (Tim the Greater).  I still have no idea how that happened and to this day I think they spray painted ’45 lbs’ over top of the 25 lb plates for me.  Regardless, we have video, so it really did happen.

What is your purpose, your “why”, when you are in the middle of a tough workout? 

I keep looking forward to starting my dream of recreating Genghis Khan’s dominance of Central Asia with the Mongolian Hordes.  That notwithstanding, I keep telling myself, “There’s Torchy’s Tacos at the end of this workout”.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of CrossFit in your opinion?

You know how to tell if someone is a pilot or does Crossfit?  Don’t worry, they’ll tell you in the first 20 seconds of the conversation.  The biggest misconception is that of Crossfit people being this “live-Crossfit-or-die” mentality, when in reality it is just a great group of middle America who enjoy the comradery, competition and challenge of Crossfit.