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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT on our October CFM AOTM, Kathleen!

1.  Name/ nickname:  Kathleen Greslik (Bartus)
2.  Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
3.  Age: nobody’s business 🙂
4.  Occupation: IT Account Manager at Bayer
5.  What’s your favorite movement (s) and/ or WOD(s)? any squats, wall balls, deadlifts, pull ups, running
6.  What’s your LEAST favorite movement (s) and/ or WOD(s)? snatch, rowing
7.  How would you describe your diet? ok, but not great
8.  What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? stronger all around
9.  Describe your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment?  After 10+ years of running, and 15 marathons, I achieved a new PR in October 2016 at 3:56:58, breaking 4 hours for the 2nd time, which is something I never thought I’d be able to do even once!
10. What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? running, training for marathons & half marathons, traveling, beach trips, Jimmy Buffett concerts, various house projects, hanging our with friends/family
11. Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFM moments: Beat the Bracket competitions were a lot of fun (Thanks Dave Carlson & MC!)  … and doing Rx Angie recently (without tearing my hands!)
12. What encouragement or advice would you give to to people just getting started? do whatever you can, at whatever weight / pace you can, be consistent, and have fun!
13. Fitness goals for this year? a new full or half marathon PR, figure out butterfly pull ups, get stronger upper body
14. Favorite cheat meal? homemade pizza and wine
15. Favorite quote? To thine own self be true.

WARM UP: 5 mins of Cindy

CrossFit Total
The CrossFit Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the squat, the press, and the deadlift.

You will have 15 mins to find your heaviest lift on the back squat, followed by 15 mins to find it on the strict press, and the final 15 mins on the deadlift.

Back squat: 7-5-3-3-1-1-1…
Strict Press: 7-5-3-3-1-1-1…
Deadlift: 7-5-3-3-1-1-1…

For the “1-1-1…”: “The first attempt would be a weight you know you can do for a heavy set of three. The second attempt would be a weight you know without any doubt that you could do for a single, having just done the first attempt. And the third attempt is the weight you want to do, based on your performance on the previous two attempts.” – Mark Rippetoe