Kristen Long

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.

Doug Williams 

Hey guys! My name is Kristen Long (aka Kris) and I’m a 25 year old future RN from Jasper, Tn. Jesus Christ is my Lord, Savior, and King. He is the most important aspect of my life and my hero/role model. 

 

Some fun facts about me:

 I love to read (especially the classics), cook/eat, write, kayak

Favorite place to vacation is the beach

I would rather shoot skeet than go shopping any day of the week

Wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and skiing are some favorite summer past times

 

I was first introduced to the world of CrossFit on May 11, 2013 with an ascending/descending burpee ladder equaling 420 total burpees. Ever since I drank the Kool-Aid, I was hopelessly addicted. Starting out with only a tree limb, an old set of plates, and a rusty bar, I embarked on a journey that would change my life forever. Having been a sports chick my entire life, I knew I had found a home with CrossFit. It held me accountable and kept me on the right track. For the first time in my life I was so focused on eating right and not skipping a training session. 

My favorite aspect about the sport is the camaraderie present at the box. It’s a group effort to get through the WOD; we cheer each other on and hold everyone accountable. It is a family, not just a gym. 

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.

Matt Bondi

I am currently an athlete at CrossFit Mayhem and had the honor of being a member on CrossFit Liberty’s 2015 Open team. I have done a few competitions but I am very excited and grateful to be competing at the Wodapalooza 2016 Fitness Competition in January of 2016.

 

Strangely enough, I don’t have a favorite barbell movement. All of them are fun in my opinion. 

 

PRs:

Back Squat: 285lbs             

Front Squat: 240lbs

Snatch: 145lbs

Deadlift: 345lbs

Grace: 2:40

Isabel: 2:42

Murph: 44:21

5K row: 21:59

 

Favorite Movements:

Wallballs

Rowing

Pull-ups

HSPU

Pistols

 

It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.

Paul “Bear” Bryant