June 5, 2012

Tuesday 120605

Rest Day


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13-year-old Kate Foster, leukemia survivor, prepares for "Hope".

Dave Castro talks about CrossFit For Hope, June 9th - video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

"The Penner Family" free CrossFit Journal video [wmv] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at June 5, 2012 5:00 PM

Inspiring photos!

Comment #1 - Posted by: shawn at June 4, 2012 5:08 PM


Comment #2 - Posted by: Steve J at June 4, 2012 5:21 PM

Way to go Kate! Your quite an inspiration!! Don't ever give up

Comment #3 - Posted by: MJ at June 4, 2012 5:21 PM

God bless you. Keep fighting.

Comment #4 - Posted by: rogie at June 4, 2012 5:23 PM

Way the go Kate!

Nice form on those exercices, keep on!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Frank at June 4, 2012 5:24 PM

Kate, you are awesome!!

Comment #6 - Posted by: Ronnieboy at June 4, 2012 5:26 PM

Wow Kate!

Welcome aboard. Fasten your seatbelt.

Comment #7 - Posted by: bingo at June 4, 2012 5:36 PM

Kate, you are amazing! I love the look of determination on your face...you are truly an inspiration.

Comment #8 - Posted by: K9Cop at June 4, 2012 5:37 PM

Congrats to the Penner family! Thank you for providing a great example for families to live by! Love having you represent all the Dayton area Crossfitters :)

Comment #9 - Posted by: Leah at June 4, 2012 5:45 PM

This photo makes all of our excuses invalid.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Chris Loftus at June 4, 2012 5:55 PM

Very much invalid...

Comment #11 - Posted by: Chris Garcia M/31/5'9"/160 lbs. at June 4, 2012 6:02 PM

I skipped the WOD yesterday whining about a chest cold. I'm doing 2 WODs tomorrow. Thanks Kate, you're a Firebreathing badass.

Comment #12 - Posted by: BASE1232 at June 4, 2012 6:19 PM

You're a rock start Kate!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Colin at June 4, 2012 6:28 PM

Way to go Kate, you are truly inspirational!
Kia Kaha

Comment #14 - Posted by: JM at June 4, 2012 6:33 PM

Wow, Kate you are my new hero.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Mel Evenson at June 4, 2012 6:45 PM

That's CrossFit! Kate, thank you for being a part of the community - keep up the good work.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Matt Chan at June 4, 2012 7:03 PM

Love the picture today! What a strong young woman. Gives me much perspective! Thank you Kate!

Miranda O.

Comment #17 - Posted by: Miranda O. at June 4, 2012 7:09 PM

Kate, your photos are going to motivate the entire CrossFit community! You just inspired me. Thank you.

Comment #18 - Posted by: Pat Sherwood at June 4, 2012 7:25 PM

Awesome job Kate! Keep up the great work!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Will R. at June 4, 2012 7:25 PM

wow. simply amazing keep it up Kate ! you inspire all if us !

Comment #20 - Posted by: john carter at June 4, 2012 8:13 PM

Kate, you are an inspiration. Keep it up.

Comment #21 - Posted by: SethO at June 4, 2012 8:51 PM

How inspiring!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Justin at June 4, 2012 9:10 PM


Snappy shoes too!

Comment #23 - Posted by: evan at June 4, 2012 9:12 PM

Kate you are an amazing young girl!! You are giving the gift of hope to all people who struggle with various types of problems!!
Go Kate!!!

Comment #24 - Posted by: Debbie Ryan at June 4, 2012 9:12 PM

Kate you are an amazing young girl!! You are giving the gift of hope to all people who struggle with various types of problems!!
Go Kate!!!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Debbie Ryan at June 4, 2012 9:14 PM

Kate you are truly an amazing young girl!!! You give hope to all those people who are sruggling with similar or other serious issues.
Go Kate....your spirit will inspire all that get to know you!!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Debbie Ryan at June 4, 2012 9:25 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on this article (link below) that shows a link between excessive exercise and heart problems. I doubt crossfit matches the criteria as the article points specifically to exercise in excess of 60 mins. Hopefully the short intervals of Xfit don't pose the same risk.


Comment #27 - Posted by: Garry D at June 4, 2012 9:54 PM

gO On Kate!! never give up! =)

Comment #28 - Posted by: HugoLopez at June 5, 2012 12:53 AM

Wow, Kate, what a hero! You are amazing!

Comment #29 - Posted by: jennah at June 5, 2012 4:50 AM

What an amazing girl!! Truly inspirational..thank you, Kate!!

Comment #30 - Posted by: Chrissy 31/F/4'11"/105 at June 5, 2012 5:23 AM

Keep up the high level of motivation Kate. PMI!! (Positive Mental Attitude)

Comment #31 - Posted by: Tomas "Oscar" Sully at June 5, 2012 5:37 AM

Great video, incredible attitude, and inspiring story. Keep up the the hard work Kate, we are all pulling for you!!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Halvy at June 5, 2012 6:19 AM

I am with Chris (#10 at this point) we can never make up a reason for missing a workout or complain about how hard it is - KATE is wow!

Comment #33 - Posted by: Nathan at June 5, 2012 6:36 AM

Awesome...Simply Awesome!
Way to go Kate

Comment #34 - Posted by: Greg at June 5, 2012 7:39 AM

Awesome! Kate you're an inspiring girl!

Comment #35 - Posted by: dan colson at June 5, 2012 7:47 AM

Dear Kate,

You are much more fit than I was at 13. It must have taken tremendous courage to share these photo, you have inspired me not only to hit the gym but to strive to instill your determination and courage in my new daughter. Thanks for making me better.

Comment #36 - Posted by: MadMax at June 5, 2012 7:48 AM

Way to go Kate!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Liz at June 5, 2012 7:48 AM

What are the weights for women for Crossfit for Hope? I feel like I've looked everywhere and I can't find them.

Comment #38 - Posted by: Robin at June 5, 2012 7:55 AM

Just an interesting article on the United States universities and colleges cutting sports, especially Men's Gymnastics cut by 73%.

I am proud of Crossfit and I hope it continues to highlight the importance of fitness, discipline and the importance of sport and physical fitness. That it shows you that there doesn't have to be limits, whether by age, location, financial or sex.


Comment #39 - Posted by: Christina at June 5, 2012 8:58 AM


What an inspirational set of photos. Just goes to show all of us no matter what your obstacles are in life you can achieve anything you put your mind to. True motivation. I love crossfit and this cements one of the many reasons it is so. Keep up the great work!

Comment #40 - Posted by: Travis at June 5, 2012 9:24 AM

Great work Kate.

Comment #41 - Posted by: john at June 5, 2012 9:57 AM

Too motivated to rest now, got to do at least 500 crunches today, some running and an AMRAP. Thanks Kate--keep fighting!

Comment #42 - Posted by: DWASH at June 5, 2012 9:59 AM


7 Front Squats 135#
12 Box Jumps 30"


Comment #43 - Posted by: bingo at June 5, 2012 10:20 AM

Day 36
Performed "Nancy" on 120603 since I had back-to-back "rest days" this weekend. Only the 2nd time I've ever done overhead squats, so I scaled weight to 65 lbs. (I think I can bump that up a bit next time).

Time: 17:04

Comment #44 - Posted by: fargingbastige at June 5, 2012 10:53 AM

So far behind
Life responsiblities getting in the way
Made up Nancy from Sunday

400m runs on treadmill
95# back squats instead of overhead

18 min

Laura f/49/5'7/145

Comment #45 - Posted by: power-girl at June 5, 2012 11:14 AM


Way to represent Crossfit Rockford! We are all so amazed by your Warrior Spirit, keep pushing!!!

Comment #46 - Posted by: Andy West at June 5, 2012 11:30 AM

Thank you for making my day Kate! You are a wonderful inspiration to us.

CFSB week 7, BS, 1-1-1-1-1-1

135, 185, 225, 235, 245, 255f

Holy cats bingo, that wod sounds brutal--excellent time. Way to go Laura.

Comment #47 - Posted by: mas 55/M/155 at June 5, 2012 11:34 AM

Kate--you are amazing! Thanks for sharing the pictures and being an inspiration to us all! I can't wait to see how you do on the WOD!

Comment #48 - Posted by: Andrea D at June 5, 2012 11:50 AM

Off-topic, but important to me:

My wife Jen is a semi-finalist in the Lady Godiva Program - which celebrates inspirational women around the world! But now she needs your vote.

Please go to: http://ladygodivaprogram.com/semi-finalists/entry/3243

and vote for her! You can vote once per day! If you get a chance, post something to Facebook or Twitter so others will vote for her!


Comment #49 - Posted by: Mel 39/m/5'10"/175 at June 5, 2012 11:51 AM

Made up yesterday's this morning. Results posted there.

Outstanding job mas, bingo, Laura!

Go Kate!

Comment #50 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at June 5, 2012 11:55 AM

Kate! You are amazing!!!


I won't be able to work out for the next 3 days so I slipped a WOD in today.

Elizabeth... 21-15-9 of 135# power cleans and band assist ring dips.


Comment #51 - Posted by: JuliePlatt at June 5, 2012 1:31 PM

Dear Kate Foster,

Great Job! I wish you all the best in the future!

Comment #52 - Posted by: James Ryan at June 5, 2012 3:24 PM

Beautiful attitude and determination Kate. What a mega-great example of triumph over adversity!!! You make my heart flutter.

Comment #53 - Posted by: Jeff at June 5, 2012 4:50 PM

55# for women for hope I believe. Great job kate!

Comment #54 - Posted by: Kristin at June 5, 2012 7:10 PM

Keep on truckin, Kate.

Did yesterday's clean - hspu workout. Details there.

Comment #55 - Posted by: matt h 50 180 5'11" 1mar11 at June 5, 2012 11:49 PM


5K: 27:38

Thank you, Kate, for your attitude and determination! You are an inspiring example to us all!

Comment #56 - Posted by: mom to five at June 6, 2012 4:36 AM

Great form Kate - nice work!

Comment #57 - Posted by: mikeyb m/51/179 at June 6, 2012 6:55 AM

BRAVO Kate!! Now where is the option to Like and Share this on Facebook?

Comment #58 - Posted by: Daniel at June 6, 2012 12:55 PM

Holy crap!!!! Incredible courage and athleticism.

Comment #59 - Posted by: Danielle at June 6, 2012 4:42 PM

That is one tough young woman!

Comment #60 - Posted by: AGiunips at June 6, 2012 5:52 PM

Great Job Kate, Keep it up.

Comment #61 - Posted by: BMac at June 6, 2012 6:49 PM

Ummm. I'm gonna go crank out my run now without complaint. Kate, you're the bomb.

Comment #62 - Posted by: cgimple at June 7, 2012 10:04 AM

I deal with a little tear on my hand. Look like Kate has to deal with prosthetic blisters/tears on her thigh as well
Way to fight darlin'

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