We are all affected

Thankfully, thus far we do not know anyone who was physically impacted by the blast. Even though our lives personally are not dramatically different, it still feels traumatizing. I still get that icky feeling in the morning waking up and realizing that this really happened, and it happened on the streets that we call home.

We realize that CrossFit Southie is an escape for all of you. It is a place that you can go to not think about anything other than the barbell and the pull-up bar, which is why you have seen only positive things on our blog. However, we have a powerful community and it is time to resource our community near and far to make a difference for a local family.

On Saturday we will be doing a WOD to honor those who have passed, those seriously injured, those who saw horrific things, the first responders, the local nurses and doctors, the City of Boston, and America our country.

“Marathon Monday”

5 Rounds
4 Squat Clean and Jerks (185,125)
15 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
13 Burpee lateral jumps
After 5 rounds are complete:
800m run

Your time is your total time for all 5 rounds plus the 800m sprint.

Level 3- (155,105)
Level 2- (135,85)
Level 1- (105,55),4 Rounds

Since the Richard Family are our neighbors, and because they have been so dramatically affected we have chose them to fundraise for specifically. If you plan to do the workout on Saturday please offer a donation before or after doing so. Every little bit counts. If everyone just gives $5.00 then from the box alone we will be able to raise at least $2500.00. Between the funeral costs and the medical bills they will need every penny . If you are from a local box and would like to participate with us on Saturday, please make a $20.00 donation and come and WOD with us. Pass this post on to every CrossFitter you know.

Please donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/mmwod

17 Comments

  • Nice

    04/20/2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Thank you CF Southie for putting this together! Your word has travelled, we are doing this WOD in NYC at CF212 in memory of all affected.

  • Saturday, April 20th - Boston | CrossFit 212

    04/20/2013 @ 2:38 pm

    […] like us all to take the lead of CrossFit Southie and participate in this WOD tomorrow in honor of Martin Richard, 8, Krystle Campbell, 29, and […]

  • Angela Graham Kiviniemi

    04/20/2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Athletes from CrossFit 906 in Ishpeming, Michigan will be completing this WOD on Monday!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • owen thurston

    04/18/2013 @ 11:11 pm

    I’m down and I am sure some more from CFN will come too.

  • mikchoquette

    04/18/2013 @ 1:58 pm

    Nice to see a community come together !,proud of you Chris and Amy, and whoever else organized such a great fundraiser! Your neighbours to the North are thinking of you all! .I will share this with my fellow gym’ers as well.

  • Kristin K

    04/18/2013 @ 10:10 am

    Please keep in mind that not only is the Richard Family dealing with the loss of Martin, but his mother and sister were also severely injured in the blast.

  • goose

    04/18/2013 @ 1:38 am

    All classes on Saturday will be following the memorial wod.

  • meg C

    04/18/2013 @ 1:13 am

    Thanks for putting this together, Amy!

    I’d like to take a moment to recognize Kayla Quinn as another CFS member who jumped in to help innocent victims. I wasn’t with Kayla on Marathon Monday, but our mutual friend has expressed how much in awe she is of Kayla. Within seconds of hearing the second explosion, Kayla ran to help the injured, remained calm amongst the chaos, and displayed resourcefulness as she sacrificed personal items (e.g. belt = makeshift tourniquet) in lieu of traditional medical supplies.

    Thank you doesn’t even begin to express my gratitude to all of the first responders, medical personnel, and neighbors who have displayed selflessness. Yes, I’ll be there on Saturday. There’s no place else I’d rather be.

  • James Saunders

    04/18/2013 @ 12:15 am

    Javier – A heartfelt thanks to you and the rest of the first responders in our community who put themselves in harms way day in and day out. Please take care as the past few days must have taken its toll on you as an individual. Again thank you!

  • Jason

    04/17/2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Will this be the WOD for every class on Sat (i.e. we could come and do it at any of the times)? Thanks so much for organizing this!

    • amy

      04/17/2013 @ 8:38 pm

      yes! all classes

  • Guest

    04/17/2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Assume this will be the WOD for every class on Saturday?

  • Gill

    04/17/2013 @ 6:52 pm

    Thank you for your service, Javier, and thank you for organizing this, Amy! I love Boston and its heroes and am so inspired by how we have come together in response to this tragedy. I will definitely be there on Saturday!

  • JeffSully

    04/17/2013 @ 6:07 pm

    This is awesome guys, Javier I am extremly proud of you and all the first responders for taking us and our city through one of the darkest times in the city of Boston’s History…Will without a doubt there Saturday, very proud of what CFS and the City of Boston Stands for..Strengh, Resiliency and Selflessness

  • Kara

    04/17/2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Thanks for organizing this, Amy! I’ll be there & donate!

  • Sara G

    04/17/2013 @ 5:54 pm

    I can’t be there on Saturday, but I want to say how proud I am of our city, of our Crossfit Southie family, of Javier and all the other first responders. We will get through this together.

  • Karyn Tharaldson via Facebook

    04/17/2013 @ 5:46 pm

    Good of you, CrossFit Southie! Though no longer residing in the Greater Boston area, I will be in town this weekend to make a donation. Looking forward to WOD’ing with you!

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