April Athlete of the Month: Kavi Randhawa

State your Name and/or Nickname please
Kavi Randhawa. I don’t think I’ve ever had a nickname.

I am an electrical engineer, and I design processors for servers and mainframes.

Words to live by?
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan

What is your fitness background?
I grew up playing soccer and tennis. I stopped playing both while in college. I now play soccer in a work league, as well as CrossFit.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I’ve been CrossFitting for about 10 months.

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
I look forward to sharing the pain of a workout with everyone in my class. I also love how I’m constantly challenged by all the coaches to improve my form/technique as well as give all my effort in the WOD. The workouts are tough and challenging, and I still get a little pre-workout anxiety before each one.

What are your training goals?
Since I’ve started here at CrossFit Austin, I’ve lost about 40 lbs. I feel a lot faster and stronger than I have in a long time. I hope to keep improving my strength and fitness. I’d also like to get fast enough to catch Skipper in the WODs that involve running. He currently smokes me.

Favorite sport or activity?
Besides CrossFit, I like to play soccer, and occasionally run the Town Lake trail.

Recent adventure you’re planning?
I’m planning my brother’s bachelor party in Cancun at the end of May.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?
I love late-night karaoke.

Longhorns or Aggies?
Between the two, I would have to say Longhorns. I still have a hard time watching Big 12 football, why is every game a blowout?

You managed to take the most epic Push-up Man picture in the history of CFA, can you give us some insight into how you pulled that off?
I wish I could, but I don’t really remember it that well. The picture was take at about 4 am on New Year’s day. I guess I was wandering around Times Square at the end of the night when I found the inspiration for that photo. I was surprised to see the picture on my friend’s phone the next day.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?
I’m pretty excited about being the athlete of the month. It doesn’t seem too long ago since I first started CrossFit. I remember being a little intimidated by how fit and athletic everyone was. The combination of the Paleo diet and the CrossFit workouts has really changed the way I look and feel. I want to say thank you to all the coaches and everyone in the CrossFit Austin community for helping me improve so much.

Old Kavi

New Kavi!