Holiday Monday stuff & the Hotshots 19 Memorial WOD

Hello!

Happy Tuesday after a long weekend!

long weekend tuesday

Saturday and Sunday were so busy that I really looked forward to Monday as a rest day.  Thank goodness we didn’t have to work!

I spent yesterday doing laundry, cleaned the house up some, and hung out on the couch catching up on some Dexter (yes, I’m VERY behind – anyone have Seasons 5, 6, and 7 on DVD that I can borrow?) and some kitty snuggle time.

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We also made some pizza for dinner in my ginormous cast iron skillet.  Yep, right there on top of the stove!  It was delish!

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There’s no such thing as too much cheese!

So, I know everyone remembers the wild fires in Arizona that claimed the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters back on June 30.  Well, unfortunately, many of those firefighters were “seasonal” and their families are not eligible for life-time death benefits.

New York Daily News article

Well, the CrossFit community has stepped up and is working hard to fill that gap and help out the families that were left behind.  Because, the CrossFit community is cool like that.

CrossFit steps up

On Saturday, August 31st, Captain CrossFit in Prescott, Arizona held a workout event in honor of the fallen firefighters and encouraged others who couldn’t make it there to hold their own event and help raise money.

Even if you don’t CrossFit, if you want to help, you certainly can and it would be appreciated.

Support the Hotshots

The CrossFit Memorial WOD “Hotshots 19” looks like this:

“Hotshots 19”

Six rounds for time of:

30 squats

135# power cleans, 19 reps

7 strict pull ups

Run 400 meters

My box, Alpha Omega, did/is doing the WOD today.

Well, 1/2 the WOD.  Because our classes are only 60 minutes and include warm-up and skillset practice.  6 rounds of the above WOD will take some time.

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The Rx weight for women on the power cleans was 95# and that’s not quite my 1-rep max but it’s close so I scaled down to 85#.

Which wasn’t an easy weight for me.

But, it’s not supposed to be easy so I stuck with it.

I was doing it for the firefighters who gave all and the families who lost all.

THAT’S much harder than power cleaning 85# 47 times.

I finished in 21:50.

I’d do it again, too.

Questions:

1. If you CrossFit, did you do the Hotshots 19 WOD this weekend?

2. Have you ever made pizza on the TOP of the stove before?

– jennifer

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