I just couldn't resist posting a classic "post-WOD Kim pain face" picture above (captured of course by the amazing Jenny M), as we are now two days away from the 2016 CrossFit Games Masters Qualifier. 

Our very own Kim crushed the Open once again this year, earning her second consecutive invite to compete in the Masters Qualifier, which is the final qualification phase before the big show - the CrossFit Games in Carson, CA (and on ESPN).  By finishing 8th overall in the Northern California Region (and well inside the top 100 in the world) in her age division, Kim has moved on to this next stage of competition, and the folks at CrossFit HQ will announce her workouts this Thursday, April 21st.  Kim will have until Monday to complete the workouts at Arena Ready and submit her scores and video validations - the top 20 scoring athletes in her division will earn a spot at the CrossFit Games to compete for the title of "Fittest on Earth."

Once the workouts are released we will keep everyone posted on potential days and times Kim will be completing the workouts at the gym, and specifically which ones she will want the cheering support of her Arena Ready family.  I'm sure that if she so desires we could assemble a nice crew of crazies that will gladly scream their heads off to help her get a few more reps.       

Anyone who knows Kim is well aware of how hard she works, how dedicated she is to setting and achieving her goals (both inside and outside of the gym), how welcoming she is to everyone in our community (she's often the first person to say hello to a newbie and chat them up), and how much of an inspiration she is to practically everyone at Arena Ready.  I've said it before many times, but it bears repeating because of how true it really is... when I grow up, I want to be Kim Tom.

So if you see Kim in the gym during the next few days make sure to wish her good luck... and hell, even give her a high five or two.  Maybe some of her fitness and badassness will rub off on you if you're lucky.    

GO Kim GO!!!

WOD for 04-19-16:

Back Squat (Week 2, Day 1):

6x2 @ 80%

Across

 

-then-

 

"Kim's Burpee Box Over Knockout"

EMOM Until You Cannot:

10 Burpee Box Jump Overs @ 24/20 in

 

(Compare to 04-22-15)