2008 Fittest Games Participants and Judges
Beware - this was before Lulu, Nano/Oly Shoes, "Sports Bra" only rule!
So this is where it all began.....the event and JT and me :)
The 2008 Fittest Games was a 3 part series. 3 weekends - one in Houston and 2 in Austin/Buda - 1 WOD each weekend (wow, how things have changed #lightload). There was a winner for each WOD and an overall winner. The overall winner got an expense paid trip to the 2008 CrossFit Games in Cali!! In a sense it was a mini open/regionals in TX.
The first event was in Austin at the original box (next to RedBlack Gym with the Eagle on the front)
WOD 1: Running Cindy - 5 pull ups - 10 push ups - 15 weighted squats - run 400m
I had just gotten kipping pull ups and was jacked to do sets of 5 unbroken and well my push up was less than par. I won this WOD and committed to doing the "rest of the Fittest Games" series :)
WOD 2: CrossFit Total in Houston with Coach Rippetoe. I remember sitting with Jeremy asking him how much I should try on each lift - Of course, even then he believed in me more than is "smart" - he gave the confidence needed to act like I knew what I was doing - even though I'd never maxed out on ANYTHING - he also convinced me to try a 200lb back squat (which I failed all 3 times).
My totals that day: Back Squat 190lbs (currently 255lbs) - Shoulder Press 82lbs (currently 120lbs) - Deadlift 225lbs (currently 345lbs).
I didn't win this one - Grace from Atomic near Houston took the medal!
Note to self: Nice shorts! Great form and perfect shoes for heavy days. Who is that girl?!....Funny - this is what see in my head sometimes.....and what prompted this "Unrecognizable" post in 2011 Open
WOD 3: Medball sit ups - Swings - Hill Run.
I can't remember numbers - I just know it was a long metcon out in the country near Buda. CrossFit Central partnered with Dynamax to host this event and the winner got a medball of choice!!
Here I am with a very pregnant Carey, Jeremy, the trophy aka Medball, and my first TICKET to the 2008 CrossFit Games!!!
P.S. clicking thru the photo links is worth your time - you'll see some funny stuff - some familiar faces - a very pregnant Carey - and a lot of history