CrossFit for Hope

June 9, 2012

In January, Kirk started working out at a CrossFit gym.  Fast forward five months, and the kids and I went to watch Kirk participate in a workout called “CrossFit for Hope” – a fundraising workout where the money collected goes to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.  The workout had 5 exercises: burpees, 75 pound power snatch, 24” box jumps, 75 pound thrusters, and chest to bar pull-ups.  For each exercise, you do as many reps as you can in 1 minute, and then you immediately move to the next exercise, and so on until you’ve done all 5.  And then you do it all again, and then a third time, with just 1 minute of rest between the 3 rounds. 


<About to start… Game-face on. >

I have to tell you – I was so proud of Kirk.  Not only did he raise money for a fabulous childrens hospital, but he performed the workout “Rx” (meaning he used the prescribed weights, etc., rather than scaling to lighter weights), performed the number of reps he was hoping to get (180), and the kids were able to see what Kirk does when he goes off to “exercise” in the mornings.


< Chest to bar pull-ups. >

This was the first annual CrossFit for Hope workout, and collectively over $1.2 million was raised (nationwide).  I was really happy that we were able to participate (even though my participation was from the sidelines!)  Maybe I’ll join Kirk in doing this next year!