Cammie + Jessie = BFF!

30 Jul

Yesterday, my brother and I tried out CrossFit SoCal. It was a partner WOD and my brother’s 3rd WOD ever. He only finished his 2 of his beginner classes at CrossFit Poway. But CF SoCal has these Weekend Warrior WOD’s open for everyone. Long story short, my brother couldn’t hang so I ended up doing the entire WOD solo. Actually, the coach was cool because she jumped in a couple times. Needless to say, I was exhausted and of course today, sore as hell!

Had a long day of running last minute errands before our trip to LA tomorrow. Then we took the kids to Chuck E. Cheese’s. Got home and I had 5 minutes to sit down. I seriously wanted to just nap OR just go to CrossFit Invictus to pick up some shirts AND hopefully see Camille. BUT I got my ass off the couch after 2 minutes and got ready to work! I felt like I had to represent. Got there early, looked around once, and nope Camille wasn’t there so I focused on stretching and observing all the cool things about that box. I just really have to say WOW. That box is awesome! First of all, everything had their logo, even the bathroom signs. They had an electronic check-in system (with keychain cards), a locker room with benches and lockers, water fountains and my favorite: fresh towels for all! They had photos of their games athletes blown up all over the walls. Everyone was SUPER nice and welcoming!

I went to the  Performance and Fitness Class. Dave Lipson, Camille’s fiancé was running the Competition class and there was another Oly Class going on as well. So, we were doing drills as a warm-up and I was in the line closest to the rig. We were on our last drill of lateral lunges (where we alternate directions) and when I turned around on my last lunge, I looked up and saw……..CAMILLE doing back squats. I actually did a double take because she was smaller than I expected. I said “Oh HI!!!!”  and introduced myself. I told her I was visiting and blah blah blah and then we decided we’d chat and take a picture after the WOD. She continued doing her own thing: back squats, weighted pull ups and muscle ups. The class continued to do jumping squats w/ the bar and kettle bells. I guess they like Russian kettle bell swings. Mine were too high and my squat was too low. The coach taught me the efficiency of Russian KB’s.

Afterwards, Camille pulled me aside and said that she had to leave  so we chatted a bit. I told her how awesome she was at the games. She said she’s never trained so hard in her life. Thought that she was done after Camp Pendleton because she was “injarred.” Didn’t like running in her Reebok shoes but she had to because they’re sponsoring her. I told her it was so nice to meet her and was asked how crazy it must feel to be a huge CF star. She said it is crazy because all these people know so much about her and sometimes it creeps her out. We took a picture and darn it, it’s blurry!=( Anyways, she really is a sweetheart! So down to earth and funny. She said at the games she was thinking “FUCK, I’m so exhausted and I have to do all this while I’m injarred?!” Hahaha.

We were kind of rushed because the WOD was starting so I had to go, grrr…. but I’m so glad I met her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then after the WOD I talked to Dave. Told him to come to Maui and we’d take good care of them. They’re having their civil ceremony August 25, then saving up for a big reception next August. I told him they should honeymoon in Maui and that Joe would hook them up at the Four Seasons=) He really loved that idea because the’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. He brought me outside to take a picture in front of the Invictus sign. Said he couldn’t wait until Camille finished up her Chemical Engineering degree so that he can be a stay at home husband/dad and just run the box outside of their house. Haha!

Anyways, SO GLAD I WENT! CrossFit Invictus rocks. The coaches rock and CAMILLE IS SO WONDERFUL and SWEET and BEAUTIFUL. I love her=)

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