Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Support

November 3, 2012

22 Days of Thanks 2012 - Day 3
I am thankful for my support system.

What better feeling is it when you have someone cheering you on? When the going gets rough and you have someone standing by pushing you, believing in you and encouraging you to finish. Sometimes it takes that little extra umph to help cross the line of where you feel like you just cant go on...

When working out at a CrossFit gym that is an experience that is more frequent than you would imagine in any other circumstance. This morning I had decided I wanted to face the WOW... the Lumberjack 20. This is a tough WOD, a long one, which requires focus and a lot of push to keep on going. I have done others like this one, a Hero WOD, usually long and pretty grueling. I asked around for someone to accompany me and understandably those who did not complete Fran yesterday wanted to do that. So I was on my own... but really... I knew I wasnt on my own.

Its like that on a daily basis at CF. Whether its your coaches, your friends, a new person, a veteran crossfitter, everyone supports everyone. The large accomplishments, the small accomplishments... no matter what it is, everyone is there to celebrate! Such a wonderful and positive envronment that I am so very happy to be a part of.

I also wanted to take a second to identify what the Lumberjack 20 is all about. This is a Hero WOD with a story.
On Nov. 5 at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort  Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers and one civilian and wounded 43 others. Four of the slain soldiers and 11 of the wounded were active CrossFitters in the 20th Engineer Battalion, home to Lumberjack CrossFit.
 You can read the rest of the story HERE and see the list of the fallen soldiers with small stories about each of them.


WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- Row 250
- 10 Pistols
- 5 Pullups
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 5 Burpees

WOW: Lumberjack 20
for Time
- 20 Deadlifts (185)
- 400m Run
- 20 KB Swings (1.5 pd)
- 400m Run
- 20 OH Squats (85)
- 400m Run
- 20 Burpees
- 400m Run
- 20 Chest to Bar Pullups
- 400m Run
- 20 Box Jumps (20")
- 400m Run
- 20 Dumbell Squat Cleans
- 400m Run
(29:20 Rx)

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