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.


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:


9 8 7 6 1 2 3 5

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