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  • 2012 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES RECAP: SATURDAY - DAY 6

    Aug 03, 2012

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    Saturday was one of the hardest days of my athletic career.  My body was rebelling, my heart was aching and my mind was confused.

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      Liane

      Posted Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 4:44:17 AM

      Jen, your writings are beautiful and touching. You know that everyone that knows you loves you, that you are an amazing athlete and person and that you never, ever have let us down. May you have years of health and athletics ahead of you. Liane

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      Bree

      Posted Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 10:35:46 PM

      You are such an inspiration! This post left me with tears. You're such an amazing athlete and person! You rock girl!

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      Steph McCormack

      Posted Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 11:25:26 PM

      Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Jenny. Injuries are one of the hardest things about being an athlete, I think. You gave it everything you had. Full effort. Full victory.

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      Kayla B

      Posted Saturday, August 04, 2012 at 11:30:23 PM

      Ugh! Don't make me cry lady! You persevered through so much and it's so inspiring

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      LaVonne Brown

      Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 12:42:53 AM

      Jenny, I cried for you then, and now your poignant recall brings tears again! You are my champion, my hero! How many athletes have pushed themselves so far for so long? You gave your all to the very point of near destruction. No one could doubt your strong will and determination in the face of pain and exhaustion. Your family and friends are so
      proud of you, your multitude of accomplishments and all that you stand for - a true inspiration! We are just blessed to know and love you! You will be back!!!

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      Mauricio Leal

      Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 5:48:22 AM

      Jenny,

      This struggle and perseverance of yours confirms to me what I already knew: you are a warrior, and such a wonderful spirit.

      "In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."

      But you did not even fail, you did so much more... Can't wait to see what fire you bring to the next one. Keep rocking you!

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      Lyle

      Posted Sunday, August 05, 2012 at 9:57:18 PM

      Don't you dare think you let anyone down. So much respect and admiration for you here...thank you for this series of posts, great to read.

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      Melissa Varty

      Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 9:36:03 AM

      Jenny, this brought tears to my eyes. Your writing really brings the story to life.
      As an athlete myself I can understand how hard it would have been to make the final decision. But just know that the entire world is looking up to you. I respect you even more as an athlete for your strength in pulling through as far as you did and for listening to your body and finally knowing when to stop. You are a champion in ever aspect of the word and an outstanding role model in the CrossFit community. Thank you for being you! I am honored to have met you.

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  • 2012 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES RECAP: FRIDAY - DAY 5

    Aug 01, 2012

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    One day down, three to go.  The second day of The Games felt like it was the first, despite some sore quads.  The events were now at the Home Depot Center, the stands were filled with screaming spectators and the excitement was contagious.  Every emotion you could think of was pulsing through the veins of the athletes...but now was our time to show everyone what we had worked so hard for.

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  • 2012 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES RECAP: THURSDAY - DAY 4

    Aug 01, 2012

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    A day of rest...in the middle of The Games...unheard of, but necessary!  Interviews, recovery, movement practice and more...

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      Christina

      Posted Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 8:23:16 PM

      I was gonna ask how doing the sprints in the cleates were.....

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  • 2012 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES RECAP: WEDNESDAY - DAY 3

    Jul 31, 2012

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    Let The Games Begin!  Day 1 of the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games began 2 days earlier than any year past and with the longest workout in Games history.  Not a bad way to kick off the 2012 season.

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      Christina

      Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 4:35:09 PM

      1. What a guy that Marcus. That's so sweet! Big huge cyber hug from me to him!

      2. Even though the tri announcement was a shocker, I was happy that it consisted of elements you love. I totally knew it was going to be your event!

      3. The O-course was anyone's guess. That's a hard thing to prepare for unless you just got out of boot camp. Haha. But I thought everyone did well given the fact that it was announced the night before and you had only a limited amount of time to prepare for it.

      4. I like how you are good at pumping yourself back up so easy and quickly and not being so hard on yourself if you didn't do as well as you liked. To me, that's where it all begins before strength and gas tanks.

      5. And as I sat at work listening to the live coverage, I'm actually blessed that my boss pretty much stayed clear of my desk while I got absolutely nothing done. What a patient guy! Haha.

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      Melissa Varty

      Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at 6:53:05 PM

      I'm eagerly following your posts about the games. Thanks for sharing your experience with the world. You are such a phenomenal and inspiring athlete. Because of women like you, I am able to push myself harder to leave my comfort zone and succeed.

      It was a dream come true to meet and have my picture taken with you at the games.

      Take care and all the best!

      Melissa

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  • 2012 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES RECAP: TUESDAY - DAY 2

    Jul 30, 2012

    2012 Reebok CrossFit Games

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    Day two of The Reebok CrossFit Games provided for more equipment, more scares and a little splashing around in the ocean.  It actually ended up being a day to get to know some of the athletes a bit better and have a little fun.  It felt like more of a play day and took some of the stress away from what was about to go down.

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      jaime

      Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:30:36 PM

      and theeeeeeeen..........we're on the edge of our seats girl!

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