In dribs and drabs
I'll report on the PanAms and other things in dribs and drabs.
The Budo Beach Party was tons of fun! Everyone who participated seemed to have a good time--how can you not have fun doing martial arts near the ocean on an absolutely gorgeous day? It was a bit sandy, but that's what showering and laundry are for. Plus, I got to meet Gary Busey! As I mentioned in my Facebook status update, so far I'm experiencing no major after-effects. He was hanging out with the capoeiristas. His teeth are just as big in real life as they are on screen.
Huge congrats to Andy, Becca, and everyone at CrossFit LA! As of Tuesday, the gym is in a brand new space. They all worked their asses off to clean, drill, lift, move, etc, and get everything ready in time for the opening yesterday. I'm proud to say I made it for the absolute first workout in the new place--6am on the dot. We did Big Fat Helen, which is 5 instead of the normal 3 rounds of 400m run, 21 kettlebell swings, and 12 pullups. And I used a bigger kettlebell than prescribed for chicks. It was a fun way to inaugurate the new place, and of course by "fun" I mean "not fun until it was over."