Done the CrossFit WOD “Hope” (160/366)

“No child should die in the dawn of life.”
~ Danny Thomas, St. Jude Founder


For the past few years, Nick and I have hosted the CrossFit event “Fight Gone Bad” out of our garage gym.  This year, the FGB event was replaced by a new fundraiser, “CrossFit Hope” and it benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases.
Although we unfortunately won’t be in town for the event so we can’t host it this year, I really wanted to do the workout.  Since we’ll be traveling tomorrow, the day the fundraiser’s being held this year, I decided to do this one today.


Three rounds of:
75 pound Power snatch (scaled to “women’s” 55#)
Box jump, 24″ box (scaled to 20″ – that’s all we have in our garage gym – boo!)
75 pound Thruster (scaled to “women’s” 55#)
Chest to bar Pull-ups

“Hope” has the same format as Fight Gone Bad. In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate,” the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep.

This workout was TOUGH.  Luckily since I’ve done so many burpees in the past months, the burpees weren’t as horrible as they could have been, but I still made sure to try to conserve my energy through the exercises.  I love just about anything to do with the barbell, so the snatches and thrusters were fun, but totally taxing.  Box jumps are one of my enemies as a short person.  And the C2B pull-ups were of course my weakest exercise, but I was glad I was able to finally get these this year.  Next year, we’ll definitely be hosting this very worthwhile fundraiser.

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