The 2012 CrossFit Games Recap

Let me start this post of by saying that NONE of this would have been possible without the belief, encouraging words and overall support from each and every one of you at the gym!  As I dive further and further into this journey of The CrossFit Games, it gets harder and harder.  Without having “Team LaBaw” behind me, I don’t know what I’d do.

I want to give a special shout out to several of our Norcal folks that made the trip to Carson in July… Wendy Shaw, Lindsey Cafferata, Todd Simmons, Ana Farmer, Jenna Hunter, Matt Brown, Christina Curtiz, Justin Scott, Brian Wainwright, Jeff Fitzer, Jerrad Fisher, Marcus Cardenas, Katie Phillips, Trisha Anderson and our very own Sarah Fragoso, John Fragoso, and Robb Wolf.  I am SO sorry if I have forgotten anyone’s name on this list, but please know that your support is greatly appreciated.  Even though I didn’t get to see most of you, please know that just having you all there made things easier.  Also, a sincere thanks to all of you that tuned in and kept up with me during the weekend on the web.  I wish I could have performed better for all of you, but sometimes that’s how the cookie crumbles (gluten free cookie of course).  :)

Matt, Christina, Justin and Brian

This season was a roller coaster ride.  I had ups and downs mentally and physically, but that is part of athletics.  I know that some of you may have already read this series of blog posts I had on my personal site last week, but if you didn’t get a chance and are interested, here is a day by day walk through my week (emotionally, physically, mentally) at The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.  Beware, it’s a small novel so give yourself time to read. 😉

Monday – Day 1: Shocking

Tuesday – Day 2: Testing the Waters

Wednedsay  – Day 3: Camp Pendelton

Thursday – Day 4: Rest Day

Friday – Day 5: The Show Begins

Saturday – Day 6: Decision Time

Sunday – Day 7:  The Finals and Reflection

4 Comments

  1. I was reading the re-caps from the edge of my office chair. Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. Injury sucks, but those bad days at a race are generally the most educational. Only when something goes wrong you are forced to step back and ask “why?”

  2. Jenny, I picked up the shirt as soon as it came it and have been sporting it ever since. Jaime got it out of the pile for me.

  3. Thank you for sharing/blogging, you are truly inspirational.So proud of you, so proud to know you.
    I can’t wait to cheer you on in person at next years games!!

  4. Incredible what the human body can endure! Who would have thought 50 years ago men and women (especially women) would be competing in contests like these? Congratulations Jenny! In addition – you are a very fine writer. It was fun and easy to read your story from beginning to end.