(Cover photo credit: Shaughn Tillman)
Every week, the Louisville Women’s Sports Network highlights a local woman by asking her six questions about her health and fitness routine. Sponsored by Baptist Health Sports Medicine, this week’s guest is Kristin Walls. If there is a woman you’d like us to feature, email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m the evening meteorologist at WHAS11. I have unusual work hours, getting to the station at 2:30 in the afternoon. I put my own forecast together along with making all the graphics you see on the air. I’m on the air at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. My day typically doesn’t end until midnight.
Outside of work, I’m a CrossFitter and a runner. Staying fit and in shape is very important to me. I usually try to sign up for a CrossFit competition or a race (Tough Mudder or half marathon) to keep me in line!
Six Questions About Your Fitness & Health:
1) What is your weekly training/exercise routine?
I work out 5 days a week with my rest days usually falling on Thursday and Sunday. Rest days are so important (if not more important than work out days!). I get into the gym around 9:30 in the morning and spend a few hours lifting weights and doing cardio.
2) How do you prepare for a workout?
I have the same morning routine before my workout. I take some amino energy and eat half of an English muffin (carbs) along with a Quest bar (protein). As soon as I get into the gym, I spend 15 to 20 minutes stretching.
3) What do you eat, drink or do for quick energy?
Some of my favorite “energy” drinks are Kill Cliff, Amino Energy, and Fit Aide. They are all great recovery drinks and are very refreshing! I will drink coffee on occasion, but it’s about once every few weeks.
I wish I could say I was better about meal planning for the rest of my day! I’m a horrible cook and I hate eating leftovers, so unless someone cooks me a nice home-cooked meal, I tend to get take-out. But, healthy take out! I always stop by Whole Foods, Chop Shop Salad, Subway, and the like. I’m always trying to eat healthy when I can.
5) What do you snack on between meals when training?
My favorite snacks are RxBars, Quest bars, Cliff bars, greek yogurt, fruit, and vegetables.
6) What are your fitness & health goals?
I’m constantly striving for new personal records (PR), both at CrossFit and running. Anytime I get a new PR, it pushes me even more to get into the gym and workout. My biggest motivator, though, is to stay healthy and fit.