Welcome to my feature: Women Who Lift. If you are interested in being interviewed for the series, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to spotlight you. You don't have to have a blog, you just have to be a woman who lifts!
Today I am spotlighting Kristina. Kristina works out at my box CrossFit En Fuego. Kristina is a super funny, very inspirational woman. I'm not 100% sure what time her normal WOD is because she's a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum. And I love that about her. I mean, she wore devil horns throughout our CrossFit Competition. Who does that? Kristina does. Awesome.
Name: Kristina D.
Favorite WOD: Any WOD with cardio/weight combo. I also really like body weight only workouts…like ones with box jumps, burpees, etc. Which, of course, you’d never know because I complain so much about ALL workouts.
Favorite Lift: Any kind of squat
Deadlift Max: 200
Back squat Max: 205
Overhead Max: Which lift? 105 push press
Favorite Girl? Fran…I know…I’m sick
Got Muscle-ups? Only Bar muscle ups so far
1 mile run: not sure….I usually run about a 9:30 minute mile when I run distance.
How long have you been CrossFitting? For a while! I started at another box in Jan. 2009 and worked out there for about 1 ½ years. I took some time off and then came to En Fuego in April 2011.
What keeps you coming back/motivated? The community feeling, the family atmosphere, my friends and the coaches. I feel I belong there and that’s hard to find.
How did you find CrossFit? Someone told my husband about it and he and I started together.
What is your athletic background? I really don’t have one! I played softball (badly) in high school and occasionally ran and went to the gym in my 20’s.
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? I had no level of fitness before Crossfit. It is the only type of working out that has ever stuck for me. It is a part of me. When I don’t go to the box for a few days or, God forbid, a week, I’m antsy. I need it. It’s kinda creepy really.
What is the one thing you have done at CrossFit that you never thought you could do? Almost everything is something I never thought I could, or would, do! I surprise myself sometimes at the things I have accomplished at Crossfit. Handstand pushups were really hard for me to master as well as double unders. Doubles took me forever!
What motivates/inspires you? The people I work out with everyday inspire and motivate me. Some of the best people I’ve ever met in my life are the people I see every day at En Fuego.
What is your proudest CrossFit achievement? The 2 competitions I’ve entered. It felt great to know I could hang with the big dogs.
Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit? I would still like to be able to do muscle ups.
What goals have you achieved in CrossFit? Every one I’ve set so far, I’ve achieved. When I think about this question I’m truly astonished. Every goal I’ve set so far, I’ve achieved. I couldn’t do pull ups for years! Then I did them one day. I couldn’t do double unders…then I could. It’s awesome. Pete and Jen really have a special formula for their member’s success. They have guided me to set and meet goals for myself.
Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit? Anything beach or ocean related.
Do you follow a special diet? Paleo? Whole30? Um no.
What is your favorite meal? Lately, spaghetti squash with meat sauce.
Any advice for new members? It’s not anything like it has been portrayed in the media. It’s not a cult and it’s not dangerous! Crossfit is an awesome workout with friendly, welcoming people.
See...I told you. Kristina is awesome. Funny, honest, down to earth.