2016.04.19 Butts and Guts Photos

A flock of birds, a murder of crows, a Zenith of badasses.

Strength
Back Squat 5×5

Metcon
“Bring Sally Up”


This past Saturday was the Butts & Guts fundraiser at Savin Rock CrossFit and I can’t begin to tell you just how proud I am of everyone who competed. We wound up with twelve teams of two people each, and we definitely had one of the biggest groups from outside the gym! A couple of folks I knew came up to me and mention “the Zenith Posse” that was there. Everyone did an amazing job and made me proud: Patrick M & Irma, Paul & Christine, Kelly & Kristina, Carol & Jordain, Tiny & Chelsea and Ray & Kristine all killed it! For a gym that’s not big on competition, we had about a quarter of the gym competing!

Quote of the day: “I wouldn’t want to cut corners like those people – I don’t want to make the gym look bad.” – Paul

Since it’s been awhile since I’ve taken photos anywhere outside of our own gym environment, I wound up with a lot of blurry and/or overexposed shots, especially in our first heat (Irma & Patrick). I got a few of them in there though, so here’s the best of what I could salvage, along with the usual commentary.

Our athletes have some of the weirdest tattoos.

Our athletes have some of the weirdest tattoos.

See? Mat Gaps are a nationwide problem!

See? Mat Gaps are a nationwide problem!

Patrick, rocking the burpees

Patrick, rocking the burpees

Everyone agrees, Irma was in complete Beast Mode on Saturday!

Everyone agrees, Irma was in complete Beast Mode on Saturday!

Yeah, Carlos was there. WODever.

Yeah, Carlos was there. WODever.

You can just feel the anticipation from Tiny and Mrs. Tiny.

You can just feel the anticipation from Tiny and Mrs. Tiny.

Well, you have to do something during raffle time, right?

Well, you have to do something during raffle time, right?

Man, have you seen these burpees? Them thangs are HUGE.

Man, have you seen these burpees? Them thangs are HUGE.

I'm pretty sure Kristina left laser holes in anything in line with her path of vision.

I’m pretty sure Kristina left laser holes in anything in line with her path of vision.

Carlos looks a little unsure of Jordain's deadlift.

Carlos looks a little unsure of Jordain’s deadlift.

If you hold your breath, it helps your partner lift.

If you hold your breath, it helps your partner lift.

Kelly's shirt seems a little unsure how much weight to lift.

Kelly’s shirt seems a little unsure how much weight to lift.

If I didn't throw in a picture of Jordain making this expression, you wouldn't know it was her.

If I didn’t throw in a picture of Jordain making this expression, you wouldn’t know it was her.

Sure, I get Paul in focus and someone just has to wander in front.

Sure, I get Paul in focus and someone just has to wander in front.

Paul getting ready to set up for the shoulder-to-overheads...

Paul getting ready to set up for the shoulder-to-overheads…

THERE we go.

THERE we go.

Tiny has Boogie Elbows.

Tiny has Boogie Elbows.

Tiiiineh Jim

Tiiiineh Jim

Paul loves his cleans!

Paul loves his cleans!

Christine, getting ready to go overhead

Christine, getting ready to go overhead

As you can gather by this picture, Kelly and Kristina finished blazingly fast.

As you can gather by this picture, Kelly and Kristina finished blazingly fast.

Chelsea, showing Tiiiineh Jim how to throw the weight around.

Chelsea, showing Tiiiineh Jim how to throw the weight around.

The big WODever finish. Like every good finish, it involved a hug...

The big WODever finish. Like every good finish, it involved a hug…

...a circle of high fives...

…a circle of high fives…

...and a hug.

…and a hug.

Kristine got our last heat kicked off with the burpees.

Kristine got our last heat kicked off with the burpees.

Ray: "Don't reverse curl, don't reverse curl. don't..."

Ray: “Don’t reverse curl, don’t reverse curl. don’t…”

"...ah, crap."

“…ah, crap.”

"My elbows were totally going up, right?"

“My elbows were totally going up, right?”

Yeah, Kristine's gonna haaaaate this one. But we've all been there, right?

Yeah, Kristine’s gonna haaaaate this one. But we’ve all been there, right?

Another happy CFZ team finished!

Another happy CFZ team finished!

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