Sunday, April 17, 2011

Being Jimmy Olsen

Yesterday morning, I slept in -- a rare treat. It wasn't until 7:51 that I finally pried my eyes open. As always, the first thing I do when I wake up is to reach for my iPhone -- and lo and behold, I saw that I'd gotten a message from Tim, letting me know that a group of firebreathers from CrossFit Palo Alto were tackling the fourth Games Open workout -- at 8 a.m. Did I want to come check it out? he asked.

This was a no-brainer. I jumped into my clothes, grabbed my camera bag and shot out the door. And I'm glad I did. As Post24th noted, it was like "Superman, the Hulk, Iron Man, Clint Eastwood and Wonder Woman all decided to do a WOD." And I got to be Jimmy Olsen, snapping photos of them as they burpeed, overhead-squatted and muscled-up like crazy.

Want to see photos of six athletes gut it out against an insanely tough WOD? Check 'em out over here.