Friday’s WOD, a belated 50th B-day WOD for Mike L. (5am)
I’ve been meaning locate you and tell you what an AMAZING job you did at the 2009 Crossfit Games. As judges we are required to be as impartial and fair through the whole games process.
Now that it’s over, I feel I can openly express to you that the courage, fortitude and strength of your character and body really stood out to me. I was a judge at the Crossfit Games last year, at the Southern California Qualifiers and this year at the 09 Crossfit Games. I’ve seen a lot of powerful Crossfitters, and look forward to being able to see many more in my lifetime. Nicole, you will forever stand out to me and be a beacon of Crossfit drive.When I look back over the weekend and that day, you were so humble and powerful. You took to the last rower, away from all the spot light and main crowd. You smashed your finger against a sledge hammer and metal stake and kept pounding that stake into the ground till no red showed on that stake. You rowed your last 500 hundred meters with a bloody, busted finger and only wailed on some of your last pulls. I can’t imagine, nor do I want to imagine the pain your experienced when the medical team poured alcohol on your wound after finishing a punishing 4th WOD of the day.When the heat was over I walked back to medical because I wanted to see how you were doing and they told me you left with your husband to go to the hospital. To my surprise and continued amazement. They announced your name at the 5th and final WOD and you walked out, bandaged finger and all, ready to go for the last WOD of the day!
Nicole Gordon you rock. Thank you for the honor of being your judge.
Crossfit So. Cal
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