Today’s post was written by Scott C. in celebration of his good friend Kathy’s birthday!  Thanks Scott!

Happy Birthday Chatty Kathy!!

Kathy has taken to Crossfit like I never would have guessed.  I’ve been playing volleyball with Kathy for years.  She’s always been athletic and competitive, but I never saw that Firebreather side.  She would ask about Crossfit, but always had a bunch for reasons why it wasn’t for her.  She joined Equinox.  She liked her Yoga and Pilates.  Then one day she decided to give it a try.  At first she was just doing one session at a time.  Then slowly over time she started coming more and more often.  One day she showed up with MATCHING SOCKS!!  And Ruth is telling me stories about Kathy starting a WOD slowly but setting a steady pace and before you know it she’s done, waiting for everyone else to catch her!  WOW!  She’s become a true Intrepid!

Kathy is infamous for her negotiating…. whether that’s getting insurance companies to pay up or trying to convince Ruth to properly scale her weights and reps.  She negotiated so well in her last case that she walked away with a young man’s heart.  The only thing that in non-negotiable is Kathy’s heart and drive, and the dramatic improvements she’s made over the past few months.  The notorious non-cook has even put forth a valiant effort at Paleo….eating the meat out of sandwiches at lunch and selecting a Paleo-friendly restaurant for her birthday dinner.

Happy Birthday to one of our newest Firebreathers!  Welcome to Intrepid Family Kathy!

Scott’s Answers for Kathy’s Favorites

Favorite Movement: Anything she can beat Grace
Least Favorite Movement: Chasing down another shanked pass from Scott
Favorite Workout: Negotiating (Legal) Positions with Joel
Least Favorite Workout: Cooking Dinner
Goals: Abs like Holly and a Back like Michelle……(wait, isn’t that everyone’s goal???)

WOD 04.23.11

Team Deck of Cards:
Each team works through the entire deck of cards for time flipping over 1 at a time.

Spades=Box Jumps
Diamonds=Push Ups
Hearts=Sit Ups
Jokers=2 Prowler push/pulls

Ace=15 reps
Face Cards=10 reps
Every number corresponds to same amount of reps

9 Responses to “Athlete Profile: Kathy”

April 23, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Happy bday Kathy! Have a great weekend!

April 23, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Happy Birthday Kathy!

April 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Happy birthday Kat!!

April 23, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Aw, thank you Scotty! I LOVE the write-up. Thank you to the CF trainers for always kicking my butt and helping me to realize I can do physical things I never thought I could do. And lastly, thank you to my fellow CFers. You make coming home from a long day at work to do a challenging WOD so much fun that I look forward to it.


Michael H
April 23, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Happy Birthday Kathy!

April 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Happy B-day Kathy! You have made great strides so far, keep up the awesome work. Have a great weekend.

April 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Happy bday Kathy!

April 23, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Happy Birthday Kathy! You’re certainly kicking butt at CFI and you’re lots of fun to work out with! Keep up the good work! :)

April 24, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Happy Birtday, Kathy! Hope you have a fantastic weekend.