The dates for the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games have been announced: July 22-28th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Click here for a list of hotels close to the stadium. If you plan on going (Phila and I will be there!), book your hotel ASAP to be part of the Fittest Crowd on Earth! Tickets will be one sale in a few weeks and sell out fast.
Phil and I have had the pleasure of attending the CrossFit Games for the last two years. Each time, we travel to Carson, CA, arrive a little early, visit Santa Monica Pier and eat as much local food as possible. We've seen the competition grow from a stadium 1/3 full with a dozen or so vendors to a sold out stadium an a vendor village filled with vendors, giveaways and workout areas (if you're as crazy as we are and like to do that on your vacation :)) During the day there's workouts to watch, apparel to try on, free food samples to collect (and collect...and collect again...and again....), and challenges to win free stuff (Phil won a tshirt for his vertical jump, I won a tshirt for backsquatting 200#, etc). On the final day during the final workout, the stadium is absolutely electric - filled with thousands of the fittest people you've ever seen, on their feet, cheering on a group of athletes at the top of their lungs because you can completely relate to their mental struggle, their pain, and their desire to keep going anyway. After the awards have been presented, there's a buffet of free food and beer to take down, all while athletes that you've been watching in the stadium and seen on ESPN mingle and take pictures with fans. It's fun every year...but more than that, it's guaranteed inspiring....and it's not every day that you can say that about a vacation.
7 front squat (165/115)
7 C2B pullups