Aug 15th, 2011
By Mike Minium
Our strong CFO women at Femme Fit
The final results are in for the 2011 Summer Edition of Femme Fit:
Congratulations to the podium finishers; they definitely earned it:
- Jenny Labaw
- Sarah Hopping
- Alessandra Pichelli
For our part, we had one top-ten finisher (Journey, 8th) and four in the top 25 (Journey, Tamara, Stacy, and Lydia).
But the results only tell part of the story. In no particular order, here are my key moments for each CFO woman in Femme Fit.
Hyo: After injuring herself during the hill run, she gutted out the cleans and still managed to get on the board. She is one tough lady.
Ann G: Saved the best for last. She came in trailing everyone after the first 400m run in her heat in Event 5 (run/burpee/sandbag). By the time she took off on the second 400m run, she had passed at least half a dozen other competitors. That burpee and sandbag work paid off! And this from a woman who wasn’t running at all two months ago.
Sierra: PRing in the clean with 120#. It’s important to note that Sierra had to gain bodyweight in order to finally be able to clean her bodyweight (more on this in a blog post to come).
Mune: Her previous PR in the clean was 122#. Yesterday, she cleaned 145#. Can you say improvement?
Sarah K: Her goal for her clean was 85#. So what did she end up getting? 100#–welcome to the triple digit club!
Holley: Although she also PR’d her clean with 120#, her key moment was gritting her way through Event 3 (deadlift/box jump/kettlebell). The last 10 swings were torture, but she didn’t put that kettlebell down!
Teresa: She knew she’d handle the runs with ease and didn’t disappoint, but Event 3 (deadlift/box jump/kettlebell) was a major question mark for her going in. Not only did she handle it, but she sailed through without a hiccup, finishing in 8:06.
Joey: I’ll always remember Joey’s grit in all of the workouts, but the fact that she had to split time between scorekeeping and competing was something to behold. There were a couple of workouts where she went right from the scorer’s table to the start line, without even warming up.
Carrie: Just scratching her potential at this point. Could she have made her 155# clean look any easier?
Michelle: Her first major CF competition, and she finishes 27th. Along the way she PRs in the clean at 165# (just missing 170#) and turns in a 3-minute-and-change performance in Event 3 (deadlift/box jump/kettlebell).
Lydia: Besides her customary grit, and coming off a month of injuries and limited training time, she still manages to finish in the top 25. Beyond that, she turned in the 11th fastest time of the day on Event 3 (deadlift/box jump/kettlebell). And she didn’t even practice this workout leading up to Femme Fit. Not even a little.
Stacy: Whether it’s dusting the competition on the hill run or PRing in her clean by 10 pounds (145#), Stacy always has a big performance in her come game day. She also managed to have the 2nd fastest time overall in Event 5 (run/burpee/sandbag).
Tamara: What can we say that hasn’t already been said about T? She’s such a gamer, always stepping up when it’s competition time! Whether we’re talking about the fastest time of the day on Event 3 (deadlift/box jump/kettlebell), where she never broke any of the reps in any of the exercises, her powerful clean, or her rocking 100m sprint, she didn’t disappoint.
Journey: Besides finishing in 8th place overall, we learned one key thing about Journey: She can run long or she can run fast! She finished in 7th place on the hill run and in 3rd place on the 100m sprint (Tamara, her sprinting nemesis, nudged her at the line for 2nd place).
Connie: Despite not competing, she was in 9th place after two events (inside joke).
Strong work by all. You did CFO proud!