Name: Bethany Valdez
Occupation: Nursing Student
Deadlift Max: 165
Back-squat Max: 115
Got Muscle-ups? Nope
1 mile run: 6:07
Favorite WOD: Anything with running or box jumps
Favorite Lift: Power jerk
How long have you been CrossFitting? 1 year
Which class time do you usually attend? Mon/Wed 6:15pm Endurance Tues/Sat
How did you find CrossFit? My mom, she thought it would be a good idea for me, so I came to try it out.
What is your athletic background? Growing up I did a variety of sports: soccer, softball, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and ended up running cross-country and track in high school, and was named captain my senior year.
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? I feel a lot stronger/healthier and my running times have dropped tremendously.
What motivates/inspires you? Honestly I got tired of being called out before workouts by BJ because I was using lighter weights or modifying when I probably shouldn’t have. So I decided to change that by making higher standards for myself and pushing myself harder than I ever have. Having everyone push each other has also been a big help.
What is your proudest (CF) achievement? RXing for the first time, which took me a year to achieve.
Name one goal/personal achievement that you would like to achieve through CrossFit. I would like to compete someday.
Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit? Besides being a full time student and having an internship, the extra time I do have is spent at the box, training for marathons, and hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite cheat meal? Hmm…it seems like all of my meals are cheat meals but my favorite would have to be four cheese lasagna with garlic bread and ice cream for dessert! J
Any advice for new members? Don’t be intimidated by anyone, just work hard and you’ll get to where you want to be.
Have you met Pukie? Nope