Next up, my home sweet home – the East Regional. Once upon a time regionals were in a place not too far away (Canton, MA – about 2 hours north of here). This year, they were practically in my back yard. We’re talking 15-20min from driveway to parking space, tops. It was awesome.
I took a vacation day on Friday, so that one of my best friends and I could do what we dubbed #katystephiefunday – aka brunch, a trip to lululemon, regionals, wings and beer. ‘Twas quite the success if I do say so myself. Unfortunately I didn’t get to stay for the men’s portion of Saturday or be in attendance on Sunday, but it was still a fun time. It was awesome to be in the crowd to watch Kaleena Ladeairous finish Event 3. Everyone went nuts.
Also, it’s surreal to see the likes of Mat Fraser & Michele Letendre in person. So much talent and strength packed into such small people. I feel like a weak giant here at 5’9″. Anyhow… enough rambling. On to the IG links!
1) Mat Fraser | @mathewfras
2) Alex Vigneault | @vigneaultalex
3) Dan Tyminski | @boomsauce051
4) Spencer Hendel | @spec1414
5) Austin Malleolo | @amalleolo
1) Michelle Letendre | @mich_letendre
2) Dani Horan | @danihoran7
3) Kari Pearce | @knpearce1
4) Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault | @reason_caro
5) Kelley Jackson | @crossfitkelley
Quick links to each account are above, or you can follow straight from the embeds below. Oh, and don’t forget about following yours truly @luluandthebox. #kthx
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Last session of the day and finished it off with some #rowing. I am more fit!!! I did some 500 meter repeats with less rest from about a month ago. Yay #crossfit #crossfitgames #row #concept2 #erg #JohnnyBravo #JohnnyBravoHair @crossfit @crossfitgames @teninstitute @koios_mentaltitan @niketraining @killcliff
Happy Memorial Day… A little Murph and a homemade donut burger… Totally worth it! #BetterThanYesterday #CrossfitGames #CrossFit #Reebok #HAMnation #Eleiko #YouCantEvenHendelIt #Merica #DonutBurger @perfectbar @nfsports_ @paleopowermeals @reebok @eleikosport @rcfmedfield @reebokcrossfitone @reebokcharlotte @crossfit @crossfitgames @erink615
Regionals are a wrap and I couldn't be happier with the results. Most of all though, I couldn't be happier with the people who surround me. This weekend was a success on all counts. In addition, thank you @crossfitgames for sharing #JenYoung story, I know she was watching and probably cheering for the entire comunity. It meant so much to see all the @love_the_snatch shirts and toques everywhere in the stands. Jen wrote me a letter on her blog back in February and thought me a lesson or two about trusting my abilities and fighting through difficult times which I believe was my biggest success this past weekend. Thanks for those lessons Jen, you prepared me for this weekend more than you know. #ltsfoundation #love the snatch #crossfitgames
Thank you @iamunscared for teaching me your ways 😁 #Repost @iamunscared with @repostapp. ・・・ When you love something so much you're willing to do whatever it takes to get better, provided you are happy doing it there will be NO limit to what you will do. Ms. @danihoran7 finding out efficiency trumps "hard work" any day of the week, all year long (not to be confused w/ working hard at being efficient). Some will work hard their entire careers thinking if I just did more I would be better. More does not = better. More is a by-product of BETTER (TM). Photo cred – @lisahaefnerphoto
I've had a few days to unwind & recover from an incredible weekend. While I wasn't on top of the podium (or even on the podium 😉) I did accomplish my goal. I'M GOING BACK TO CARSON! This would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, friends & sponsors. @essigaj you are my rock – I love you. @kathygless for 31 years you've traveled the country to sit in bleachers and cheer me on. @crossfitgambit you'll always be home. Thanks for all the messages and positive vibes. @reebokcrossfitone thanks for making me part of your family. @prestonsmithphotography thanks for the high fives, fist bumps and great pics all weekend. And to my sponsors: @reebok @1stphorm @junkbrands @paleopowermeals THANK YOU! I would not be the athlete I am without you! #tinybeast #neversettle #gamesbound #saiyantraining #Crossfit #CrossFitGames