Athlete Showcase October 2013 – Cristy Johnston
Athlete Showcase – October 2013
City and State of birth: Mt. View, CA
Your Sign: Taurus
Favorite color: Coral and Yellow
High school attended: Glencoe High School Hillsboro, OR
Family: I live with my husband, Nathan, a fellow CrossFitter! The rest of my family lives locally, so I see them often.
Occupation: 1st Grade teacher in the Beaverton School District
What do you do to relax? I like to go shopping all by myself either right when a store opens, or around closing time, when there are no crowds.
Why you CrossFit: I CrossFit because it improves every aspect of my life. The friendships I have made through CrossFit will always outweigh any PR or gain I make. I love seeing people I care about having fun, pushing themselves, and celebrating. We are a true community! Physically, I have never felt stronger. Coming from a non-athletic background and struggling with my own body image, CrossFit has helped me overcome many barriers. Realizing and seeing what I can do has improved my self-esteem, and this translates into my everyday life.
Favorite/Most memorable CrossFit moment: My first Fran at 45N, I was last to finish and I had so many people cheering me on. I had just switched to 45N and was still a little lonely. On that day, I realized that I had made the right decision.
Your favorite CrossFit movement: Double Unders because it’s the only move I can do with 100% integrity during a WOD. Let’s be honest, it’s pretty grey for the other movements…!
Your least favorite CrossFit movement: If we are talking about moves I can actually do, it would have to be Thrusters.
Favorite book: The Time Traveler’s Wife
Book you are reading: Nothing right now.
Diet: I try to eat pretty clean Monday through Thursday, the rest of the week…not so much.
Favorite meal/food: Buffet.
Do you drink a gallon of fluids a day? Almost.
Favorite/Lucky Number(s): 17
Music preference: Depends on my mood, mostly anything upbeat that makes you feel like dancing
Music preference during workout: Hip Hop, Dance, Dubstep
Dream location to visit: Tahiti, I would like to stay in the huts that are on the water. I love crystal clear waters that are warm and calm.