• Sometimes, Dreams Do Come True

    July 14, 2012

    Rich Froning Jr. (aka the “Fittest Man on Earth” and winner of the 2011 CrossFit Games) at the expo:

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    Rich Froning competing at the 2012 CrossFit Games just a few feet away:

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    Rich Froning in person!!!!!

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    I’m never washing my left hand again!

    Rich Froning was super nice in person. He even took the time to ask me my name before we got our photo taken. I think he may have been even more handsome in person, so like a total goober, I told him I was a big fan and that he did a great job competing today. I was so nervous (and awkward)!

    Kelly managed to record the whole thing—check out her video of Jess and me meeting him. Ahhhh, I met Rich Froning! And touched him!

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    { 46 comments… read them below or add one }

    Amy @ In The Mixing Bowl July 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Umm… Too fun! If I were that fit, I would just flex…all the time. :)


    Whitney July 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I was expecting more of a recap from the games… Will we get that sometime?


    Chelsea @ Chelseaslovelys July 14, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Yay! I’m so happy for you! :)


    Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free July 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Two words: so. jealous.


    Brie @ Brie Fit July 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    OMIGOD please tell me you licked his abs.


    Tina July 14, 2012 at 11:21 am



    Amanda H. July 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

    @Brie @ Brie Fit: Hah!!! This comment and totally caught me off guard! Now my coworkers are looking at me strangely lol


    luv what you do July 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

    That is one fine speciman of man. I love it when the hotties are also so nice! Keep the 6 pack pictures coming!


    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

    So cool!!Now you need to meet Chris, Julie, and Annie!


    Tina July 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Rumor has it that Chris walked right by us, but I didn’t see him! Mal is obsessed with him (and Julie), so I’m going to have my eyes peeled for them today!


    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope July 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    @Tina: Lookin’ forward to more updates! I’ve been stalking your twitter, too;)


    Tina July 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Yay! My phone died yesterday, but I’m bringing my charger today, so, hopefully, there will be lots of tweets!


    Krista July 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I’m happy to see this because seriously, who wouldn’t think Rich Froning is the hottest man alive?! But will you be blogging more details about the games?? Or are you blogging somewhere else for one of the sponsors that sent you?


    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family July 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Yup. I wouldn’t wash my hand either. Look at those abs! So excited for you!


    jen July 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Yup, he’s pretty easy on the eyes :)


    Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio July 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

    So awesome Tina!!


    Katie July 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    So exciting! 😀 I’m really happy for you!!
    That man is amazing, and I would’ve been just as starstruck as you were if I’d met him!!


    Alyssa July 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    All I have to say is… Oh. My. God.


    Courtney July 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    oh my gosh, i’m so incredibly jealous. he is beautiful. I’d never wash my arm again either. LOL


    Hannah July 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    OMG you met Rich!!!! Sooo jealous, that’s awesome!!!


    Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness July 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Ahhhh Amazing!!!!! You are so lucky! I will kill to be that close just to watch a WOD! Unreal!!! Have an amazing day 2!! Go find Rich again 😉


    Kellie July 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    You’re so giddy! This made me smile. Have a blast!


    Lauren July 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Ahh so cool! I just came back from my very first CrossFit class and LOVED it!


    Cait's Plate July 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You are so fit it’s ridiculous!!


    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Definitely do not wash your hands every again! Oh la la! 😉


    Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    He may have the nicest abs I have ever laid eyes on!! Not a bad looking guy at all to get to meet in person!! Glad you are having so much fun!!


    Nicki July 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve been watching the Games online all week/end so far…SO AWESOME. Rich is an amazing human being!


    Christine (The Raw Project) July 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    How fun, great pics. And wow on his chest! :-)


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Dang! Is he single? 😉


    Tina July 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    No, he’s married. Still fun to look at! :)


    Erin G. July 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    @Tina: Dang…she’s a lucky lady.


    Annette@FitnessPerks July 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    YAY!! SO cool. He is crazy fit. Such an inspiration! :)


    Nicole July 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Daaang! I think I would have to stroke his abs… you’re one lucky girl!


    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Gah! As we were watching yesterday, I drooled all over myself. Travis just laughed.


    Teresa July 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Can I just say that your arms are amazing! Did Cross-Fit give you those guns? Very cool.


    Ellie@Fit for the Soul July 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    omgshhh you are here?!!!! like, 4 min. away from me?! haha that’s awesome. And I would be pretty awkward too if I met someone I look up to. 😛


    Kim July 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I am so jealous! Ric Froning is one of my favs. I hope he is the first two time winner of the Crossfit games. Hope you are having a blast and can’t wait for recaps :)


    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero July 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I saw the video and you look so happy and adorable. Maybe he asked your name because he thought you were cute. What out Mal;)


    Allie@LiveLaughEat July 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    You are hilarious!


    Emma July 15, 2012 at 12:06 am

    oh man, I probably wouldn’t have been able to say anything in his buff and beautiful presence!! kudos to you!!


    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife July 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Hahaha. He seemed so sweet getting bombarded by swooning ladies!


    Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth July 15, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Looks like you had so much fun!!! You look absolutely AMAZING!


    Pj geek July 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

    more than fun to look at and I would have to hold my hand back or I’d start tracing my fingers along his muscles…have fun


    Aya July 16, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I’m so jealous! He seems like such a down to earth guy. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s good-looking, too!


    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves July 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

    He is so unbelievable. He stole my heart during the handstand push up workout when after finishing, he went back to coach other athletes/his competition. He exemplifies what CrossFit is about.


    Kelly@BalancedDaily July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Wow! He IS very handsome, that must have been so cool to see the winner of last years CrossFit games compete in this years competition. Haha I’ve never met anyone famous, but I know I’d be just as nervous as you and probably turn into a blubbering idiot! That is SO cool though!


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