When I walked into the gym this morning, the 5:30 class was just wrapping up. The Dynamic Duo of Kim and Marie were still tossing barbells around the room. Kim has been a fixture at CF2a. I think she was standing in the parking lot one day and refused to move, so they built the structure around her. Seriously, she has been at CrossFit 2a since Nicole opened the Box. I honestly cannot recall a morning that I haven’t seen her there.
I dropped my gym bag and glanced at Kim as she nonchalantly picked up the barbell. I asked her how much she was lifting, she didn’t know.
Well Marie and Nicole fired up a Super-Computer to calculate the numbers and it was 235 pounds. Kim had just set a new PR for Deadlift and she didn’t even know it. How cool is that? Rock on Kim, you keep raising the bar for us mere mortals.
Kim told me in a PM that a guy was stupid enough to say to her, “gee you’re strong…for a girl”. Kim’s reply was, “noo, I’m not strong for a girl, I’m just STRONG!” I heard a rumor that that guy is now part of the foundation of the building, but only Kim knows for sure.
Note: this was written in 2013. In 2017 Kim is much stronger and she has had several podium finishes in local comps. She is one tough lady, and a super person.