Athlete: Katherine Stojkovic
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
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 received my Level 1 this year which was a goal of mine as I have a passion for Master's PLUS women and would like to coach boot camps at this level. I have qualified 2 years in a row for the games and would like to get an invitation this year if possible.
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week
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. I participate in our boot camp class 3 days a week after my morning WOD. Body weight and metabolic conditioning has made me a better athlete.
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.