Happy Birthday Jen S.

W.O.D 9.11.10

A 9.11. commemorative Team WOD
(teams of 2 athletes will work to complete the work load, one athlete working at a time)

Bear Crawl 500 feet total (down and back 5 times)
100 Step-ups (45#/25#)
100 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75#/55#)
100 Step-ups (45#/25#)
Bear Crawl 500 feet total (down and back 5 times)
Buddy Carry 200 feet total (carry down and back twice)

This workout is intended to honor and remind us of the bravery that a firefighter or other hero may have demonstrated on that horrific day. The bear crawls remind us that we may not always be able to walk tall into any situation but that should not deter us from the end goal of helping someone in need. The step-ups remind us of the endless flights of stairs that many brave souls endured in order to help others in need. The sumo deadlift high-pulls remind us of the rubble that needed to be removed in order to save the life of a complete stranger. Finally, the buddy carry will remind us that we are all in this together and that life is the greatest of gifts and it is the only thing worth dying for.

We would like to thank every person that gave their life in service on 9-11-01 and every member of the armed services that continue to fight for our freedoms and safety to this day.
Words will never be enough! Thank you.

(compare to 9.11.09)

14 Sweet Facts about Sugar

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
-From a headstone in Ireland

Nikki/Jen S. - 21:37 (21"box)-Rx
Donkey/Kathleen - 27:23-Rx
Eric/Mike B. 21:33 (95#SDLHP)-Rx
Todd/Jeff Hi./Olan 32:21 (150reps)
Mike V/John/Rachael 26:29 (95#SDLHP)
Ben/Josh 27:31
Kristy/Sheng-Ching 17:47 (1/2 reps)
Cate/Jenny 20:22
Melinda/Kristin T. 27:23
Dorothy/Beth 26:25
Conn/Borden 28:27
Jason B./Gary 27:07

How do you Buddy Carry???

Check out the look on the "riders" face...they always seem to have a huge smile on their face...and the carriers are wincing in agony!!


donkey said...

Happy birthday, Jen S. Aimee and Jason...this is a beautiful WOD. thank you. RIP, all the fallen.

Jeff said...

Nicely said Donkey. And Happy Birthday Jen!

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday Jen. It is an honor to workout with you. You always bring it and I often benchmark myself against you.

I hope you enjoy the day!

Laura Pappas said...

Happy Birthday Jen! I missed you earlier this week when we did OHS, enjoy the day and I hope your new bathroom too :)

Gina Fab said...

Happy Birthday, Jen! I will never forget getting through my first FGB with you counting for me...I would never have done it without you! You are amazing...and your bathroom will be great! Have a great day!

Kristen S. said...

Best birthday wishes to one of the sweetest girls I know. Jen, you are truely a kind, sweet, generous person...and a beautiful, stong, kick-ass girl at the box! You rock! Happy Birthday! Oh, and thanks for all the support and motivation you give others at the box.

Stephanie v said...

Happy birthday to happiest morning rower I know!! Enjoy your day!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday jen! Hope you have a great one

Sam B

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Jen S.! I've really enjoyed watching grow as an athlete and as a person and I am proud to count you among my friends. I hope the bathroom reno continues to go well and that you have an awesome birthday!

donkey said...

Special kudos to Kathleen, who achieved her first Rx with this WOD--and absolutely ROCKED IT.

Chris P. said...

Happy birthday Jen! When are the high heel squats coming out again?

Cate said...

Happy Birthday Jen!! I hope you got a little tlc after the dentist!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Jen! Hope it is wonderful!

Had a great time golfing with everyone today! Thanks Jason!