Member Monday: Lindsey Levorson
WHY DO YOU RACE? WHAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS?
I started running 5k's six years ago in memory of my mother. She passed away from lung cancer and a local non-for-profit runs a fundraising 5k every August to raise money for lung cancer research. I never thought I'd actually become a runner! It's been a long slow road, but I've come to love running as a way to stay healthy and enjoy the great outdoors.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO TRAIN TO KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
Kirsten and Jon! I was looking at a new goal for running and I was lacking motivation to do the training on my own. They sung Kingfield's praises every time we hung out. I was convinced I wouldn't be able to keep up or even complete a workout (never in my life have I been described as athletic). They reassured me no matter what my ability, I'd be supported at Kingfield. They were correct!
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO KINGFIELD ENDURANCE?
The people! Everyone has been so nice and the environment is great. The coaches do an amazing job of working us hard and helping us push ourselves without the pressure of a competitive environment. Growing up I wasn't in sports, I've never really been on a team and I definitely shy away from competition. Kingfield has helped me realize the benefits of working out in a supportive environment!
HOW HAS THE CROSSFIT TRAINING IMPACTED YOUR ENDURANCE SPORT(S) PERFORMANCE? I know I'm stronger so I push myself to run faster. There are workouts I've completed at Kingfield that I never thought I'd be able to do. That helps my mental game when I run, I can push myself to go a little farther or a little faster.
DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO? SOMETHING YOU TELL YOURSELF WHEN YOUR'RE FIGHTING THROUGH A WORKOUT? When you're done, you can have a donut!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT?
I've come to enjoy box jumps. I was so terrified of them at first. Anna and Lea helped me get over that fear and now I get excited because I can actually do them!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Donuts.
WHAT IS YOUR POWER SONG? Anything Michael Jackson.