Athlete of the MonthJanuary

Elena Valdez

Years Doing CrossFit: 1

Motivated mother, wife, and CrossFitter!

Where are you from? What brought you to Tucson?
Gallup, New Mexico. I came to Tucson to go to Univeristy of AZ. Now a Wilcat for Life!

 

How long have you been a CrossFitter, and why did you start?
I started coming to classes regularly since May 2018. So about 7 months. My sister was doing Crossfit and she loved it and I noticed her physique and atttitude positively changing. I wanted that! I also sit a lot for my job so I needed to get out MOVE!

 

Which movement is your favorite?
Deadlifts!

 

How have you improved the most?
I improved with my strength and cardio abilities. I PR’d all my lifts in the past 2 months!

 

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could only have one food forever, what would it be?
Does coffee count?? Pizza!

 

What do you love about being at CrossFit Purgatory?
I like that everyone is very motivating, welcoming, and fun to be with. I also have the ability to take my 4 year old daughter.

 

What keeps you motivated?
My family! I plan to stay active as long as I can to keep up with my daughter. Prevent health problems.

 

If I’m not at the box, you can probably find me…
At home spending time with my family.

 

One interesting thing about yourself not related to CrossFit:
The day after I passed my motorcycle license test I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I have not been on a motorcycle since and don’t really plan to.