Athlete Profile: Liz K.

By Steve on August 29, 2013 in Athletes, CrossFit

krimmWhat do you do for a living?
I’m a strategy consultant at a Big 5 consulting firm.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
In June, I hit my CrossFit one year anniversary!

Which class do you normally attend?
6:30PM, there’s no other way!

What do you like best about it?
I like the constant challenge of new workouts and improving my lifts.  I know it will never be an easy day, and I love that I can challenge myself no matter what the workout is-I am my own #1 competition.

What do you struggle with?
I really hate snatch.  I don’t think I’ll ever like that lift.

What have you improved most?
I think I’ve gotten all around faster-I’ve increased PRs in everything-I’m benching 40 more #s than I was in college, and I thought I was strong then!

What’s the last book you read?
I read. A lot.  Some recent favorites:  “The Forgotten 500” by Gregory Freeman and “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  I’m just finishing “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg.

Favorite D.C. restaurant/hangout
Ulah Bistro on U Street for dinner, Poste for happy hour in the summer, and Alero for margaritas.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I threw the javelin in college-after begging to throw for a year and teaching myself one summer to prove I could do it.  I’m also a huge tech nerd.  [Editor’s note:  Liz also plays the pan flute…she’s even on an album, which we can play for you at the gym.  And she was the first round draft pick for the D.C. Divas, Washington’s Women’s football team.  She declined to play.]

What do you do for fun when not CrossFitting?
I train for 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons, play softball on a co-ed team in the spring/summer (guess you could say I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie), and I enjoy traveling and eating new foods (Eastern Europe and South America are two faves, in addition to always sunny San Diego).

Any final thoughts?
The best thing about CrossFit is the community-sometimes you work so hard you feel like crying, and you look over, and your buddies look the exact same way.