In March Ruth called on the Intrepid community to identify charities and causes that have special meaning to us. Being that it is Memorial Day weekend I feel that it is fitting to announce that on Saturday June 23rd, 2012 we will be hosting a fundraiser workout to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS.
Amanda brought TAPS to our attention long before we asked for fundraising ideas, and being a former service member I feel like this is a great way to kick off our 2012 Intrepid Fundraising effort. TAPS is an organization that provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America. TAPS meets its mission by providing peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, casework assistance, and connections to community-based care. In short, they help the family, mainly children, of our nation’s fallen heroes recover from the devastation that often accompanies losing a loved one in the military by providing tools, mentors, and outlets to explore and process their grief. This fundraiser is to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by supporting their loved ones through their most desperate times of grief and need. If nothing else, simply reminding them that their loved one’s sacrifice did not go unnoticed or unappreciated, and their well-being is just as important as the soliders’ in the combat zones around the world. This Memorial Day we not only pay our respects to fallen heroes but to the ones closest to them with whom their legacy carries on. More details will follow in the coming weeks about the event itself, the workout, how to donate and collect money, etc. For now just save the date for the morning of 23 June 2012.
This past week was another great training week here at Intrepid. Monday started with a bang as we did “Fran” following several sets of Clean & Jerk doubles. On Tuesday we Deadlifted heavy and followed it up with a killer push-up, running, and ball slam workout. Wednesday saw us Back Squatting, pushing some serious weight on the prowlers, and working on handstands. During Wednesday’s evening classes we were fortunate to have a post-workout sustenance available thanks to the great folks at Brian’s Bowls! We did heavy Presses on Friday and wrapped up the session with an AMRAP 15 that included double unders, situps, kettlebell swings, pullups, and handstand pushups. Finally, today’s workout is another challenging metabolic conditioning (met-con) workout with box jumps, hang power cleans, wallball shots, and rowing. Several notable PRs from the week include, but surely are not limited to:
Those were just a few that I had the pleasure to bear witness to or hear about from this past week. Had a PR this past week that I didn’t hear about? Post yours to comments and get your props!
3 Rounds of 1 minute stations for Reps/Calories:
Hang Power Cleans