Athlete: Vicki Good
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||95 lb|
|Back Squat||165 lb|
Oh, you’ll like this!” How many times has someone in your life said those words to you? Maybe it was about a movie, a book, something to eat or drink. For me, it was about CrossFit. In May of 2010, after a lifelong battle with weight, poor nutrition and a lack of exercise, I needed a change. Osteoarthritis plus extra bodyweight was not a recipe for success. In fact, I was on the verge of requiring a knee replacement. And then someone suggested CrossFit. After trying a variety of different diet and exercise programs that did not provide lasting results, CrossFit seemed to work. It was always changing, never boring, limit testing, humbling, exciting, and life changing. The challenges that come with doing CrossFit are different for everyone. For me, being active and improving nutrition was a challenge in itself. But I stuck with it and in 2015, 5 years later, my dream of making it to the CrossFit Games become a reality! Now in 2016, I will be competing for the second year in a row. In November 2015, my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have two children, daughter & son, both who are married and 6 grandchildren. Our daughter, Khara Chunn is a CF-L2 coach at CrossFit Discovery in Charleston, SC. She has been writing the programming for myself and my brother-in-law Lance Schaefer who is competing for the 3rd year in the Master's Men 60+.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I started the paleo-ish way of eating January 2011. I am not 100% by any means but I have definitely changed my eating habits and feel so much better! I could tell in my workouts when I ate the processed type foods I couldn't perform as well. I thought if I was going to work out this hard I wanted to feel better while doing it. For me, I have seen the most change in my body the past two years so sticking with it has been well worth it.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
I train at Crossfit Enhance "The Hospital Affiliate" 5-6 days a week. In June-Sept 2014 I added strength training 3 days a week at Sports Performance Enhancement Center in Decatur IL. I feel those four months of concentrating on strength really helped me get stronger for the 2015 Open.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
For me being somewhat competitive in nature Crossfit is perfect! I love working out with family members and my Crossfit family.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 1x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Started CrossFit May 2010