Athlete: Katherine Stojkovic
|Fight Gone Bad||217|
|Clean & Jerk||112 lb|
|Back Squat||168 lb|
I was not an athlete in school. I began swimming again at 35 years old. I had been a runner for 28 years but never did anything like CF and never thought I could. It has changed my whole way of looking at fitness and what it means. I just turned 61 and retired a year ago. I see my fitness level increasing- NOT decreasing , as I age. I am an evangelist for CrossFit- especially for my age group. It is never too late!
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
As strict as I can be. I am around 70% Paleo now as I have I changed up my diet somewhat this past year. I was a perfect example of how you cannot out -train a bad diet. I ran 20 miles or more a week with was still not "fit" until I took note of how I ate and started CrossFit 2 years ago. I am careful not to eat processed foods and minimal grains. It is still a work in process.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I work out 6 times a week at CrossFit Industrious. I usually do a light run on Sundays and participate in local CrossFit competitions and 5-10K runs to keep me engaged and having fun with my CrossFit community and running buddies. Our Box has open gym that allows me to come in and practice accessory skills.
My Athletic Background
I have no athletic background besides CrossFit
I really had not background. I did not play sports in school. I was on a swim team for a short time and began swimming again at 35 years old. I have been runner for 28 years but never anything like CF and never thought I could. It has changed my whole way of looking at fitness and what it means. I have amazed myself with the progress I have made at age 60! I just turned 61 and excited for the 2015 Opens!
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I fell in love with the energy and camaraderie from the beginning and the coaches are the best I have seen. They have encouraged me to grow and continue to do so. I will taking my certification course in the Fall. I have taken the Judges course and would like to judge events and a certification is required. I want other women my age to hear about what CrossFit can do for them. I actually made the Games in 2014 and I would say that was life changing!!!!!
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I strictly schedule my rest days
Crossfit is hardcoded in my weekly calendar and I go 6 days a week with Sunday off! A light run or walk to recover and mobility classes help. If I feel my body telling me to rest- I rest.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I intend to be a lifer. I intend to improve, get stronger and push myself to the limit.