Coming Together

One of the things I love about the crossfit community is the ability to come together to support one another in times of need. Whether it’s to show admiration for an individual’s sacrifice through a hero WOD though you’ve never met them or to support a local member who has gone through a hardship or tragedy. Life is full of highs and lows and it’s good to know we have an extended family to share them with.

kianaToday we honored the life of Kiana — the daughter of some of our friends at the box. It’s impossible to consider that she would have been 18 this year. Her family has endured much in that time and the past year was a rough one.

Though the family and our box kept the event smaller this year, we had a great turnout. I think we easily had 30 or 40 people work through the workout and shed some sweat to match the tears.

The workout is the same as it’s been every year since it was founded.

Kiana’s WOD – Four Rounds for Time:

  • 2 Squat Cleans #185/125
  • 15 Pushups
  • 99 Double Unders
  • 12 Sit-ups 23
  • Deadlift #185/125
  • 13 Box Jumps 30/24″

Scaled, Level II:

  • Squat Clean #135/95
  • 99 Single Unders
  • Box Jumps 24/20″

Scaled, Level I:

  • Squat Clean #95/65
  • 99 Single Unders
  • Step Ups

Because of the sheer number of folks who came to participate, we partnered up on some equipment and space to keep it manageable. I worked with Jonathan and he kicked butt. I think the only thing he scaled was the single unders and the squat clean. I think he was done in under 22 minutes.

I also scaled the squat clean (135#) and down to single unders, but I also changed my 24″ step ups to 20″ step ups by the 3rd round. I finished in under 32 minutes this year, which was about on par with what I did last year.

My youngest did the workout as well. She scaled to level I but did 20″ box jumps and finished in under 26 minutes. She did awesome.

It was good to sweat it out and share in this outpouring of love for Monica, Dan, Kaila, and Ava. They are amazing people and Kiana’s loss weighs heavy. Hopefully our sweat equity lets them know how much we care about them and Kiana’s legacy.

Love and light.

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