E3 and Eagle Rock

Greetings.  Sorry I’ve been away for a bit.  I headed to Los Angeles for E3, a video game exposition where we were doing an event for our game (which is currently in closed beta) Infinite Crisis.  Before E3 started up, I got to spend some time with my friend Beth and her family.  Always a great time, and I love Giles and Brent (her two boys).

Tickle fights with Giles and Brent

Tickle fights with Giles and Brent

A masked hero defends us from evil!

A masked hero defends us from evil!

After that, I headed into downtown LA to set-up for the event.  On Sunday, I had some downtime after set-up and managed to sneak away and head into Crossfit Eagle Rock (which is right on the outer edge of Occidental College, my alma mater) and get a workout in with my friend, Leigh.  She and I went to college together and I am happy to say that I was a key influencer in her starting Crossfit 🙂  Leigh is a veterinarian and I always message her when I have worries about the gatos.  Anyway, it was awesome going in and getting a workout in with her.  Especially in my old hood, Eagle Rock.  Our coach was the amazing Andie Bolt.  We started out with a little kettle bell tabata as a warm-up and then did the “skill” part of the workout.  Which was sort of a full workout in itself.  It was an every 30 seconds for 7 minutes 1 squat clean, 1 front squat.  Since we did the AMRAP 8 a few days before with the power cleans, I decided to go with 115# for this workout because of the additional front squat after the squat clean would be a bit tougher than just power cleaning 125.  The squat cleans felt AMAZING.  I definitely picked the perfect weight because by the 14th round I was toast.  And then we had to do the actual workout of the day, which was a fun team workout.  I modified it a ton because of my shoulder issues and it ended up being a lot of leg work.  My low  back starting cramping terribly as well – so basically Leigh carried us through the partner workout.

Leigh and I at Crossfit Eagle Rock

Leigh and I at Crossfit Eagle Rock

I had planned to go to some other Crossfit boxes in the area during E3, but the show proved to be too much to handle on top of trying to go to Crossfit.  I woke up each morning around 7AM and didn’t get back to my room until at least 10PM.  I was running around and on my feet all day, so I feel that was a workout in itself.  Here are a few pics from E3, in case anyone is interested.

Shibby from MLG, myself, and Hank Baskett post Infinite Crisis match

Shibby from MLG, myself, and Hank Baskett post Infinite Crisis match

The woman who modeled for our Wonder Woman key art, before she went and played as Wonder Woman and coached by Lautemortis (who played primarily with Wonder Woman)

The woman who modeled for our Wonder Woman key art, before she went and played as Wonder Woman and coached by Lautemortis (who played primarily with Wonder Woman) – soooo meta!

All the pros and shoutcasters for the event

All the pros and shoutcasters for the event


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