December Athlete of the Month

In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series.  Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete.  This month we have outerwear enthusiast / muscle up queen Walker Fenz!

State your Name and/or Nickname please.
Helen Walker Fenz…been called Walker all my life, so guess that’s my nickname

Project Manager at a logisitics software company (nerd alert!)

Words to live by?
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr.Suess

What is your fitness background?
Was a gymnast from age 8 through freshman year in college. Afte that, putzed around with kickboxing, step-class, and the like…you can still find me at the globo – i love my cardio salsa class!

How long have you been CrossFitting?
5 months – just passed my 75th workout!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
The moment you realize, “holy sh-t, I CAN finish”

What are your training goals?
To be a lean, mean, crossfitting machine! (in other words, emotionally and physically strong, happy and healthy…and look fierce in a bikini)

Favorite sport or activity?
CrossFit, duh. Other than that, eating, drinking…and sweatin to the oldies!

Recent adventure you’re planning?
Become a 2010 Elite – i love to eat as much as i love to crossfit!

Tell us something we don’t know about you?
Well the dirty secret is out – my first name is Helen

Longhorns or Aggies?
Hook em!

Describe Nugget’s butterfly pull-ups, in 15 words or less?
A dying fish having a seizure…i mean, poetry in motion 😉

What Would Jane Fonda do?
Wear underwear on the outside of one clothes.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?

“The CrossFit mindset:”
1. I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. But in that minute, I will do the very best I can.
2. If I can run, I run. If I can walk, I walk. If I must crawl, I crawl. And when I make it, I will rest. And live to fight another day.
3. I fear no man, but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.
4. I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.