Athlete of the Month: September 2019

Athlete of the Month: September 2019

Lynn Sumlin: August 2019 Members of the Month!
Caffeinated CrossFit, Smyrna, GA

Lynn Sumlin

Lynn Sumlin

Lynn started at Caffeinated CrossFit in 2017 and has made so many improvements in strength, endurance and form. Lyn started CrossFit right before her 50th birthday and hasn’t looked back sense. She sees the value in staying in shape on a consistent basis and even if she is traveling a lot at certain times of the year she always come back and keep pushing hard to reach her goals and hit those PR’s. We love having Lynn as part of the Caffeinated family!

Name:  Lynn Sumlin
Age: 52 and going strong!!
Occupation: Recovering lawyer – now working for a contracts analytics software company
How long have you been at Caffeinated CrossFit? Since Feb 2017 – joined a few months before I turned 50.  Goal was to be 50 and fabulous.  
What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit? Well, as a new “empty nester” I am not sure.  I love college sports and Atlanta United soccer. 
What is your biggest CrossFit achievement so far? Really sticking with it.  I can tell I am so much stronger and more fit than I was prior to cross fit. 
What are your future goals? I want to continue working on upper body strength and getting that cut in the arm between shoulder/bicep.  Always working for a stronger core. 
Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey? Stick with it and don’t compare yourself to others.  Starting at an older age I had more realistic expectations.  The caffeinated CrossFit family is so encouraging.  It makes it easy to keep going.   
Favorite Cheat Meal: Well, it’s not really a meal but wine and beer J  For a real meal – probably the Zucca pasta at Pasta Figo 
CrossFit Secret: Keep looking forward and do not dwell on what you missed or used to be able to do.  Try your best every day. 
On Rest Days:  Walk the dog.  He won’t stay in backyard so he gets 2-3 walks a day about a mile each. 
What you can't live without: My 80’s rock.  It’s like comfort food to me. 
Who is your box buddy? The noon class!  Carol, Kam, Samantha.  Nerissa introduced me to CrossFit in 2017 so I like it when we overlap. 

“ Lynn is a joy to have in class and is always ready to work hard.” -Coach Mary

“Lynn Sumlin”
25 Min AMRAP
100 M Farmers Carry
50 M Walking Lunges
100 M Run
10 Burpees
5 Overhead Squats (95/65)