Great Job everyone on the “Unknown and Unknowable”. Coach always talks about being prepared for whatever life has in store, which is why our motto is “Train to Survive”. We are challenged everyday with tasks, some physical some mental. Some people do CrossFit to release stress, to be a part of a community like no other, to be physically/mentally healthy and fit, or because it is just freaking bada$$. Here is just a quick story of why I do CrossFit.
I initially started doing CrossFit when I was a police officer. I wanted something that was functional to my job. On Thursday January 7th 2010 I was diagnosed with cancer. By Monday January 11th I was in surgery and scheduling my chemotherapy treatments. I was told by my doctor that due to the aggressive treatments I would lose all of my hair, never be able to have kids again, and that it would take at least a year for me to physically recover and be back to my previous level of fitness.
I had no idea what I was in store for. The “Chemo” totally destroyed me. The after affects were miserable. I’ve had some serious hangovers before, but this was 10 times worse than any I’ve ever had. I was sick for days after and literally couldn’t get out of bed. During one of my treatments I put together a WOD. I called it “Chemo”. Long story short, I never lost a stitch of hair and within 30 days I was back in the gym completing wods RX (although I was usually the last to finish). Within 60 days I was setting PRs on WODs and Jenn and I were told we had a son on the way. CrossFit has changed MY life forever. It’s time to get this WOD done.
3 Power Snatches 135/95
6 OHS 135/95
9 Squat Cleans 135/95
12 Push Presses 135/95