Ouchy Mamma! 12.3 and those DARN TOES TO BAR!


I like reporting on the CrossFit Open Games WODs! Too bad it’s short lived and only 2 weeks left after this one. So here goes it. 12.3 consists of 15 Box Jumps (20″), 12 Push Press (75lbs) and 9 Toes to Bar. AMRAP for 18 minutes! Holy Majolie … 18 minutes! 2011 Fittest Woman in the World, Annie Thorisdottir got 13 rounds plus some for a total of 491! But this chica right here got 2 rounds, 15 box jumps and 9 Push press for a score of 96. WOOOOO wow I sucked. But I surprised myself that I could actually finish 2 rounds of Toes to Bars.

3/8/12 CrossFit Games Open 12.3

As always I’m wishing that in my youth I chose gymnastics as my sport of choice. TTB are a ginormous bag of SUCK! And today 75lb push press was heavy… not oh this is a lil heavy today… just heavy. Box Jumps are box jumps but on these you had to show full hip extension at the top. And I can’t forget to mention I NO REPPED my first BOX JUMP! Ha, I’m AWESOME!

Last night looking for hope and help I did watch a video by KStar and Carl Paoli on Perfecting the Box Jump. This was very informative and I wish I could be as knowledgeable as those two! I love them. I’m just not a box jumper right now. Can I do it? Sure! Do I do it well? NOOOO! I will work on the mechanics and the resting at the top but I’m not springy enought to be able to just hop down and freakin kangaroo jump right back up. I have to pause. I lose momentum. I need to WORK on this movement!

I was so spent, wasted, and dead post WOD. I could barely move. So I stuck around long enough to see the 6am class give it a go. Well it was so FUN hanging out cheering everyone on, I stayed for the whole first round of folks participating. Typically I’m out cause I have stuff to do like getting ready for work. But I watched two ladies get their first Toes to Bar (WHICH IS NOT EASY FOR US MERE MORTALS!). And I watched Coach’s MOM KILL IT! She is my HERO. She’s participating in the Master’s Group and she is a fighter. She goes and does not stop. She pushes. Her heart is on that box, bar, etc. The best moment though for me was seeing her hug her son, HER COACH and I don’t know who’s more proud. Maybe I read to much in their embrace but as a Mom, it gave me goosebumps. She’s a CrossFitter and hell for all we know she’ll be at those FINALS come July! Thank you 6am for making me have more gushy love for our BOOM BOX. It’s so much fun!

That’s a wrap! 12.3 is OVER for me at least… maybe not? Should I give it another go? Eh probably not in my best interest. My hands are DONE. My arms are DONE! Speaking of hands, I almost forgot. I got my first LEGITIMATE RIP! Ha… NO I’m not proud cause it hurt like a bleepity bleep bleep! But it is a first!


And in other news… I experimented with a new treat. It came out alright for round 1. Round 2 is tonight which I hope to make perfect. I’ll have pics and links tomorrow. Peace out peeps! Happy Thursday!