My name is Jenny Kakasuleff and I was born and raised in the Indianapolis area. I currently reside in Danville, IN. I am 33 years old and unmarried with no children or pets, but I do have a couple of plants. I’ve played a variety of sports, but basketball and softball are the two that I most excelled at. I am currently involved in obstacle course racing and hope to eventually complete a full marathon and a half Iron Man. (Also read this great post by Jenny)
I used to be about 70 lbs overweight. I lost 85 lbs primarily through walking/running, but I was not strong. In addition to all the fat I lost, I’d run off all of my muscle. I was “skinny fat” and had no booty. I wanted to get into obstacle course racing, but I lacked the strength to do most of the obstacles on my own. Many of my friends were doing Crossfit and posting some major gains, so I decided to try it out.
CINDY – I learned a good lesson on pacing myself that day.
Crossfit 317 is the only affiliate where I’ve been a member.
After the first kick-off class. Prior to signing up, I had no idea what to expect, but I was impressed with the coach’s involvement throughout class to ensure that my form was correct and that I was challenging myself. The members are supportive of each other, but there is also friendly competition, which encourages me to add weight or try things that I wouldn’t have done on my own.
My short-term goals: improve my lift form and RX all workouts
My long-term goal: compete alongside the best athletes and do well – even if I don’t take a podium spot
In Crossfit: learning to climb a rope
In Life: perseverance – I’m not a quitter
Favorite WOD: Hatch Squat Cycle
Least Favorite WOD: Murph
Favorite Movement: Snatch
Least Favorite Movement: Double Unders
Marketing Manager for a software development company that specializes in health information technology. My primary responsibilities include managing our social media channels, public relations, and the company blog as well as writing case studies and other marketing assets.
I like being outdoors and use the warmer months to train for obstacle course races with hiking, running, and weighted climbs. I like reading, painting, and writing. I created a policy blog where I write mostly about health care laws.
I’ve been loosely following Eat to Perform guidelines. I try to eat mostly whole foods, but also have carbs based on when and how much physical activity I’ll be engaging in.
Non-paleo: pasta (I don’t get to eat it often)
1. I enjoy watching C-SPAN.
2. I was Miss Whitestown in 1996.
3. My dream is to write for The Daily Show.