This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to cheer on my friend Karen at The Fittest Games in Austin, which is the last event of the Triple Crown. If you follow the blog 😉 you would know that I went to the first event of the Triple Crown, Oktoberfest Obliteration.

Crossfit Central Austin TexasI really enjoyed the setup at Oktoberfest Obliteration, but the new Crossfit Central facilities are legit! I had a wonderful time shooting the two-day event, but I wish I would have asked the man, the myth, the legend Brian Sullivan for a media pass. I am still shooting with the 18-55 kit lens on my Sony NEX-5N (which I love), but the kit lens couldn’t make up for the distance to capture the truly intimate moments with the athletes. P.S. You can see Brian’s shots at The Fittest Games after January 28 here. Nevertheless, I did get some interesting shots of Karen, Karen with her athletes and some other just random shots. The weather was amazing and I had little fun with some intentional lens flaring on a shot or two 😉

Lastly, I want to give a huge shout out to Karen who won the Triple Crown and placed 2nd at the Fittest Games. She also got a big cardboard check Happy Gilmore style, which made the victory that much better. DSC08381 If you are fortunate enough to live in the incredible city of Austin, Texas and are looking for a badass trainer check her out. Ok, thats all I have for you this post. Just remember you can’t do much without your health. So keep on chugging those Kale Shakes and Bulletproof Coffee, try a burpee, run a hill sprint, swing a kettlebell and Get Hype about living healthy!

You can check out all my shots from The Fittest Games here!

What have you guys been photographing lately? What are some of your favorite shots? Have you ever won a “big” check? Leave some love in the comments.