August 15, 2013

Thursday 130815

Rest Day


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"Found my five-year-old doing this after watching the CrossFit Games"
- Derek

Dave Castro explains details of the Hotshot 19 Event, August 31st - video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]

Meet Shari Keener: Changing the Pattern - video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]

Posted by Pukie at August 15, 2013 5:00 PM

I guess there is an article that says you can't have intensity in a garage and that you have to CrossFit at a "box" I just want to say that everyone who posts here on the mainsite is an inspiration to me and ups my intensity. All the newbs, the pros, the young ones, middle aged(me) and the veterans. I just wanted to say "thank you" to all of you. It pushes me to better myself.
Sorry, I'll get off of my soapbox now.

Comment #1 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at August 14, 2013 5:13 PM

More importantly though, I'm ready to honor the Hot Shots and donate.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Mike Andridge at August 14, 2013 5:16 PM

Sweet pic of the day!! Future Crossfit athlete there...

Comment #3 - Posted by: Bryan Hamer at August 14, 2013 5:27 PM

Good job, little man. Hand stand push ups are burly.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Scott Dyer at August 14, 2013 5:30 PM

Great photo!

Comment #5 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at August 14, 2013 5:33 PM

I "met" Shari online back in '06 when we both blogged about running, and it was through her that I'd also learned about CrossFit. We'd encourage each other via our blogs, and reading about her fitness kept me motivated. I always knew she was a survivor and genuine and therefore have been a fan ever since. Cheers to you, Shari!

@Mike, I concur, and same to you. I've already donated to Hot Shots and can't wait to do the WOD in their honor on the 31st.

Comment #6 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/134) at August 14, 2013 5:33 PM

Thank you Shari for your courage.

Comment #7 - Posted by: Mark at August 14, 2013 5:34 PM

Nice pic and love the books used. My kids recognized those.

Comment #8 - Posted by: JHE at August 14, 2013 5:35 PM

Great looking handstand pushup!! Ready to honor the hotshots and give it my all.

Comment #9 - Posted by: hollyhog at August 14, 2013 6:51 PM

I'll be at the Hotshots event. Very excited. Helen results posted there and I'm redoing it tomorrow.

Comment #10 - Posted by: Gavin at August 14, 2013 6:56 PM

Love that she's doing the HSPUs on 'Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon.' I grew up reading those and listening to the tapes. She must be concerned about spiritual fitness as well as physical.

Comment #11 - Posted by: Kevin at August 14, 2013 7:01 PM

Awesome pic. I also recognize the books used. Too funny! Watch out Sam Briggs.

Comment #12 - Posted by: CFR JJ at August 14, 2013 7:56 PM

Awesome. Love the Book of Mormon story books too.

Comment #13 - Posted by: Brandon at August 14, 2013 8:56 PM

Shari is truly is my hero...

Comment #14 - Posted by: Marc at August 14, 2013 9:40 PM

Do you need to buy tickets to get into the HotShot event?

Comment #15 - Posted by: Rocky at August 14, 2013 10:45 PM

someone should do an article on Mormons and Crossfit. I love where her foundation is at.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Kimball at August 15, 2013 12:03 AM

Made up the 7x7 deadlifts
100,110,125,135,145,155,165 got 4 took a breath got the last 3
Pull up work
12/9/7/7/7 finally feeling back to normal

Comment #17 - Posted by: D.S. at August 15, 2013 4:14 AM

@#1 Mike - haven't seen that article, but I don't feel a lack of intensity in my basement/garage/under-the-back porch/back yard gym. This site keeps me motivated and enjoy virtually competing against the other "old guys". Since January, I've lost 27 lbs.and 4 inches in my waist, lowered my cholesterol, blood pressure, and improved in almost every strength and carido area. Thanks to the Crossfit Main Site and eating paleo for significantly improving my life!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Rowan (M/48/5'5"/150) at August 15, 2013 4:35 AM

Amazing story on Shari. Very much an uplifting moment watching that while at work. I wonder how many more like her exist within the realm of our CF community. Is there a place where people submit ideas to HQ for videos like this based on people we know?

Comment #19 - Posted by: BigCat at August 15, 2013 6:46 AM

Anyone read the story about the Crossfit trainer shot and killed in Florida while leading a class?

Comment #20 - Posted by: Chris at August 15, 2013 7:07 AM

A Truly inspiring story... I'm a big fan of life stories, there tragedies, and the power to overcome with a Victory. Too often in life are we fed the life is a bowl of cherries crap.
@ Mike, It's generally true that working out with someone may push you beyond that which you are capable, and some people need this. Just like with the open, turn on that video recorder and watch how hard you go! Each of those WODs killed me for a week. This was solely due to that competitive intensity with which it brings on. That being said, I believe there is a higher level of CF that can be achieved working out alone in your home box. It’s easy to compete against someone; it’s very hard to compete against oneself. Learning to fight off the brain demons during a WOD is a workout all in itself I think some of the best games competitors demonstrate this as most started out in a home box or working out alone. A WOD is as much mental as it is physical. The physical is the easy part; the mental is where the games are won. I’m not knocking boxes; I have toyed with the idea of opening one, just my personal thoughts…..

Comment #21 - Posted by: TK (M/44/5'9'/175) at August 15, 2013 7:54 AM

Did the Roy hero workout
Awesome kicked my but!:)
5 rounds
15 deadlifts 155
20 box jumps
25 pull-ups
:) my time sucked at 31:52

Comment #22 - Posted by: Justin at August 15, 2013 8:12 AM

Hey any idea when Dave will announce what the Hotshot Memorial WOD will be. We can't make it down there, but are gathering some if our locals together to do the workout and I want to make sure were prepared for equipment. Thx :)

Comment #23 - Posted by: Melissa Smith at August 15, 2013 10:03 AM

Subbed from Competitors WOD:
4 rds. of:
6 dead lifts (245)
12 burpees
40 double unders

Comment #24 - Posted by: SB at August 15, 2013 10:06 AM

Re-did Helen. 11:44. PR. Rest day now.

Comment #25 - Posted by: Gavin at August 15, 2013 10:13 AM

Made up WOD 130813-Tue; results posted there.

Comment #26 - Posted by: fargingbastige (M/46/6'0"/195) CrossFitter since 1 May 2012 at August 15, 2013 10:47 AM

This picture is SO AWESOME! I want to see if I can get Roark to try it!

Comment #27 - Posted by: Spealwifey at August 15, 2013 2:00 PM

35 Double unders
35 Burpees
35 Wall ball shots, 12 pound ball
35 Back extensions
35 Push press, 45 pounds
35 Knees to elbows
Walking Lunge, 35 steps
35 Kettlebell swings, 30lbs
35 Jumping pull-ups
35 Box jump, 24 inch box


Comment #28 - Posted by: BC (26/M/5'9"/140lbs) at August 15, 2013 2:59 PM


I was also a bit peeved that CrossFit would say doing it a box is superior to doing it on your own. I started at a box and now that I just do it on my own I find my intensity is pretty much the same but my resolve has gotten so much stronger, you don't get that from having a cheer team

Not to say that I dislike or have anything against boxes... I'm just frugal!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Boo Boo F/25/5'8/148 at August 15, 2013 3:44 PM

@Chris/#20, yes. Saw it yesterday and also today on Fox News website. Thinking about him and his family. May he RIP.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Glorybelle (F/44/5'5/134) at August 15, 2013 4:11 PM

Outstanding! That rocks.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Duff at August 15, 2013 5:03 PM

I love the Book of Mormon readers he is doing them on. CLassic

Comment #32 - Posted by: Ammon at August 15, 2013 9:53 PM


Comment #33 - Posted by: Lisa at August 16, 2013 2:34 AM

awesome. I want to let my daughter do it.

Comment #34 - Posted by: Lis at August 16, 2013 2:35 AM

awesome. I want to let my daughter do it.

Comment #35 - Posted by: Lisa at August 16, 2013 2:36 AM

sure hope the books don't slip out to the sides.....ouch! Plus it would mess up her outstanding form.

Comment #36 - Posted by: NNKMelissa at August 16, 2013 4:14 AM

She's upcycled those books. Good on her.

Comment #37 - Posted by: ether at August 16, 2013 10:00 AM

What a Rest day...nice pic

Comment #38 - Posted by: THOMAS LOHLEY at August 18, 2013 3:49 AM

We have those books! Crossfitting at home is my life!

Comment #39 - Posted by: Jenni at August 19, 2013 1:41 AM
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