Congrats to Kimberly Casas for earning the title of Athlete of the Month for July! Here’s a little about Kim and how well deserved this title is:
1. Why did you choose CrossFit? Why CrossFit Thunderbolt?
I had previously seen the CrossFit Games on ESPN and was amazed by what the competitors were doing. I knew that it was what I wanted to do, even though I was seriously intimidated. I happened to drive by CrossFit Thunderbolt one day and looked it up online. I signed up for the free trial class and was excited to get started. I went with my sister and we got our butts kicked that first day, but it was great. From that moment on I was hooked.
I initially chose Thunderbolt because I live close to it, but I kept coming back because of the wonderful people and coaches. CrossFit became so much fun and I look forward to it. It’s exhausting, but fun.
2. What inspires you?
Lots of things. Family, friends, better health, gettin’ buff… The main focus for me now is to get to my goal weight and keep on improving everyday so that I can live a long and healthy life.
3. Favorite WOD so far?
Definitely Murph. It seemed so daunting at first, but doing it alongside great people and knowing why we were doing it made it enjoyable. I’m hoping that the next time we do it I’ll be able to do a proper pull up.
4. Favorite lift so far?
The clean and jerk. It uses every part of your body and even though it can be a tad frustrating at times, I really like trying to get the technique down pact. I’m not there yet, but I keep getting a little better each time.
5. What surprised you about CrossFit?
The sense of community. I’ve gone to regular gyms before and most everyone tends to keep to themselves, but when I first walked into the box everyone was incredibly welcoming and patient. Being surrounded by passionate people and devoted coaches is such a great motivator and gives me that extra oopmh I need.
6. Interesting fact about you?
Youngest of four, but the tallest. I love electronics and science (anatomy, cosmology, biology, paleontology, etc.). My favorite movie is Jurassic Park, I’ve loved dinosaurs since I was a kid. My favorites the parasaurolophus.
Kim isn’t done yet and she’s still on her journey, still working hard despite aches and pains, still fueling her body the best she can, still becoming better every day and leading by example. Thanks for being such an inspiration to all Kim, keep up the good work!