This month our athlete spotlight is featured by Jen West. Her story extends way beyond our crazy CrossFit workouts. If you’ve read any of her guests post or follow her blog (http://thebestofthewests.blogspot.com), her stories will change you. Her dedication to her family and their struggle for their son’s life and endless hospital stays is a story that we only pretend to understand. She a tough girl in and out of the gym.
Wheeling, West Virginia (Dad calls me “mountain mama”)
3. When and how were you introduced to Crossfit?
It was about 6 months after Paxton was born and I needed to lose the “baby weight.” I stumbled upon another CrossFit gym in town that I attended for a couple of years and have since moved to CF Naples. I was addicted immediately and still am years later!
4. Favorite WOD/Lift:
Anything legs. My “monkey arms” are not my strongest asset.
5. I have always wanted to:
Adopt a child.
6. One word people use to describe me:
Um… sensitive maybe.
7. Outside of the gym I like to:
Write and play with my boys. Oh, and possibly drink champagne, but shh… don’t tell.
8. Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:
I can’t hear out of my right ear. You might now notice that I turn my head to the left when listening to someone talk.
9. Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit:
Vinyasa Yoga baby
10. Favorite place to eat in Naples:
DaRuMa’s (I’m a high roller 😉
11. Song that gets me pumped for a workout:
Currently it’s “F**kin Problems” but my love for ghetto music is a looong list 😉
12. Proudest Accomplishment:
My three sons. 2nd to that is running 13.1 miles in 1:59 (which this old body will never be able to do again 😉
Strength: Lowbar Back Squat 3×5
Conditioning: 3 rounds of –
- 10 Power Clean (135/95)
- 10 Push Press (135/95)
Strength: Press 5×5
Conditioning: For Time 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
- Double Unders
- Hand Stand Push up