CrossFit Games 13.3 And Other Babblings

As soon as CrossFit Games workout 13.3 was announced, (see below) I laughed. I’ve never gone past an 8 lb ball for wall balls in the WODs because, if I did, I’d be there all day. So, when a 14 lb ball was prescribed, I knew I didn’t even need to think about double-unders or (bahahaha) muscle-ups.

So here was the workout:

12 minute AMRAP of:
150 Wall balls
90 Double-unders
30 Muscle-ups

Ladies got a 14 lb wall ball and the dudes got a 20 lb wall ball.

I managed to deliver 64 wall balls. I can’t even tell you how many were no reps. It felt like a third were no reps because I kept skimming or not hitting the wall.

I arrived early before the work out to take some pictures for a CrossFit Kids workout for my gym. Then we got to watch Christian Harris, our CrossFit South Shore resident beast, rock the work out and complete up to 25 muscle ups. I’ve got pictures. They’ll be up soon. It was sick to watch.

Joey’s CrossFit oriented blog has been catching on like wildfire. Rightfully so, he’s an incredible writer. Check out his 13.2 coverage and his blog here.

See you soon. With pictures. Of a ripped topless man. And some children. But not together.


Don’t Mess With My CoCo-Roons…

I’ve been having a rough day / week / month / year? Joey and I are relocating to Austin in approximately one month. My job is aware and they have hired my replacement for me to train, but it is our busy season (I work in an accounting firm) and I am mentally fried. I really wish I had more time for…anything? Specifically, I wish I had more time or energy for CrossFit. I mean, with snazzy shoes like these, who wouldn’t want to wear them as often as possible?


So anyway, I was having a bad day. In my stressed out state I forgot to bring my lunch (yummy Caveman To Go)! Joey left work early due to a swollen ankle that he managed to injure pumping gas. Yea, I didn’t really ask either… Anyway, he drove all the way out to where I work to bring me my food and suprised me with deliscious Coco-Roons! I may not be a fan of all of their flavors, but the “Brownie” flavor is addictive. Also, there’s nothing terrible inside them! See?!

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13.1 In Review

I am a registered participant of the 2013 Crossfit Games through my CrossFit gym, CrossFit South Shore (L.I.). A quick recap of the leaderboard after workout 13.1 puts our gym at 85 out of 264 in the Northeast region.  We walked away with a total of 951 points for that workout as a gym.  Our top ladies for this WOD were Melissa Smith, Wendy Sylvester  and Keri Lanzarotta. Our top dudes for this WOD were Christian Harris, Matthew Herrick and Connor Duddy.

Below are some of my favorite pictures that I took of the workout:


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Awesome job to everyone on 13.1 and good luck on 13.2.

The CrossFit Games are…

  •  Making me want to compete harder. With myself.
  •  Giving myself and Joey the ability to connect more with other people because we are cheering for them and they are cheering for us.
  •  Giving me something to take pictures of. I miss having people subjects.

13.1 Workout (17 minutes)

40 Burpees

45 pound Snatch, 30 reps

30 Burpees

75 pound Snatch, 30 reps

20 Burpees

100 pound Snatch, 30 reps

10 Burpees

120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

First attempt results:

13.1 3/7/13

100 reps

Tiebreak: 11:54

Crawl, Walk, Run: Time To Reboot

I’ve been on a blogging hiatus. I’m sorry. I was just getting started. I was on a roll and had strangers making comments and suggestions to my blog and that felt awesome. Then my blog entered limbo because that’s where I am in life right now. Actually, I’m in a basement, but that’s part of my limbo until my boyfriend, Joey, and I get to relocate to Austin, TX in late April / May. I’m working crazy hours at a job I don’t care about to help fund our move. I’ve no time or space (or appropriate weather) for photography which is one of my loves. I’ve no energy and motivation for much in the way of health stuffs either at the moment due to said overtime at said job I hate with the exception of eating delicious paleo delivery from Caveman To Go and my crossfit classes at CrossFit South Shore.

OK. Now that I’ve given you some excuses for my absense and led you on to my current state of unhappiness let’s start over. Again. I want this blog to be something of use to people and not just me venting or making excuses for my oh so important and busy life. That was sarcasm. Get used to it. I want this blog to be more: recipes, ideas, CrossFit experiences, and my full story (which is ongoing).

My story is going to be coming to you in a 3-4 part blog post (wouldn’t want to throw a novel at you in the form of one post). Joey, who is super supportive, wrote his own blog post last week called Working On It: An Open Letter to CrossFit South Shore. He got an amazing response from our CrossFit community and I’m happy that he is progressing and realizing things on his own about his body and fitness. He told me that I should write my own story. He even offered to edit it as he is an incredible writer/editor and he also gave me the names of the posts. Think blog title.

In honor of the upcoming announcement of the 2013 Crossfit Games first workout , I give you CrossFit South Shore’s Harlem Shake (I’ve got the KB Swings. Joey’s got the hair):