Teams of 2
For Time:
Buy-In: 600 Meter Team Run
3 Rounds:
19 Calorie Row (each)
87 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
7 Rope Climbs
Cash-Out: 600 Meter Team Run
CrossFit WODs often acknowledge amazing heroes that have selflessly given the ultimate sacrifice. This WOD is a bit different in that it celebrates the life of the son of one of CFNE’s CrossFit dads. Johnny had a giving soul, where he showed little ego and lots of humility, caring, and kindness.  Life was not always easy, but that did not slow him down.  In fact, Johnny became an amazing athlete (state championship tennis team, expert skier and swimmer) and excelled in school (class valedictorian, class president, attended Harvard).  Sadly, Johnny died too early 10 years ago this coming November 29th.

This workout reflects many aspects of Johnny’s life.  He was born in 1987, which is why we have 87 Kettlebell Swings.  He then lived 19 years and passed away in 2007, which is represented by the 19 Calorie Row and the 07 Rope Climbs.  And together as partners you will be running a total of 2400M, where the total feet run represents the number of days in Johnny’s life.

The specific exercises are based on many aspects of Johnny’s sports life, as the run represents his training for the Boston Marathon in 2007, the rowing symbolizes the Charles River which flows next to Harvard where he was going to college and training for the marathon, and the rope climbs represent all the fun he had as a kid in the playground.

So, have fun, enjoy, and celebrate Johnny’s life!


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