RIP April 2nd, 2014
Monday we do a WOD named Lauriel that was created by Crossfit Flagstaff. They performed this WOD in Dec 2011.
This WOD was created, based on her Chemotherapy schedule of 5 days of Chemotherapy and 23 days off. It is a tough WOD, created for a tough lady! Lauriel exemplifies “TOUGH” for many reasons, but this one in particular was because she would never miss Crossfit because of Chemotherapy. I mean seriously, why should “Chemo Brain”, a massive dose of poison coursing through your veins, causing fatigue, nausea, memory lapses, trouble concentrating, short attention span, trouble multi-tasking, taking longer to finish simple tasks, being disorganized, slower thinking and processing and trouble remembering common words stop you from a Crossfit WOD? For the normal person, I just listed 8 and that doesn’t even include the radiation or the bi-weekly drug trial (IV infusion) which made her even more fatigued.
Lauriel finished 16th in 2009 Sectionals (now known as the Crossfit Open) with NO MASTERS division, earning a spot to the 2009 Regionals in which she also competed!
Most of you are aware of the Barbell for Boobs fundraiser/competition for breast cancer, “Grace”, 30 clean and jerks for time: 135/95#. Above you see a photo of Lauriel in Oct 2011, in a parking lot, in the HOT, AZ sun, competing to raise money for breast cancer. What you need to realize is this was BARELY 6 MONTHS after she was diagnosed and had her first brain surgery to remove a massive brain tumor. She was not even allowed to lift more than 20# for many, many weeks after her surgery.
It was a long and slow recovery but Crossfit has been a HUGE part of her recovery, mentally and physically from day one.
The amount of compassion and caring for other people that Lauriel puts forth everyday, even in the face of her own battle for life…by simply being herself, is more than anybody I have ever known. I want to share a little secret about Lauriel. I know that she touches many of you every time you see her. She had and still sometimes has trouble understanding how or why she touches/inspires people. She always says, “I don’t know what I did, this is just me, I don’t know any other way” to which I respond, “EXACTLY, it’s who you are”.
A.) Run 400 m. or Row 500 m. / 10 pvc passovers / 10 ytw’s / 30 speed skaters / 15 kb swings / 10 strict pull-ups
B.) Group Dynamic Warm-Up then:
Med. Ball Warm-Up: :30 toss L, :30 toss R, :30 between legs toss, :30 squat toss
-23 Deadlifts (155#/105#),
-23 Handstand push-ups,
-23 Back squats (155#/105#) (No Racks),
-23 Ground-to-overhead (155#/105#)
There is a 20 minute cap on this workout