Work: 30 minutes –
6 Heavy Turkish Get-ups
10 Heavy Suitcase Deadlifts
14 Lateral Box Jumps
-Continuous movement, not fast
Be Strong, Stay Strong 5K run to benefit UT swimmers injured in Boston Marathon
April 15th I was too concerned about how much money I owed to the IRS to pay close attention to current events of the day. I heard about the Boston Marathon bombing on my twitter feed and read about it briefly in between calls to my accountant, financial planner and making a last minute run to the bank.
It wasn’t until I got home, turned on the TV and looked at my phone that the Boston bombing became personal. Texts, phone calls and Facebook messages from my teammates…did you hear about Nicole and Michael?
I swam with Nicole and Michael at the University of Tennessee. I swam with Nicole for three years and Michael for four years. The great thing about teammates is no matter how much time has passed or what corner of the world we live in, we are always there for each other.
Nicole remains in Boston getting treatment for injuries to her legs, ankle and Achilles. Michael was treated and released with burns and bruises. Nicole’s sister, Erika, lost her leg below the knee.
A relief fund for Nicole, Michael and Erika’s physical and emotional recovery was started days after the tragic event in Boston called, Be Strong Stay Strong.
The Knoxville community rallied to support their recovery with a 5K run, Friday, May 3 at World’s Fair Park. All proceeds will benefit Be Strong, Stay Strong.
I stuck with CrossFit Ktown more than a year and a half after my first Saturday class because the 6AM workouts, hard work, team atmosphere and camaraderie reminded me of my days as a UT swimmer.
So, I’m asking my CrossFit Ktown team if you’ll join me in supporting my UT teammates, Friday at 8:20 PM for a 5K Glow run down Neyland Drive. The cost is $40 and all proceeds go to Be Strong, Stay Strong. You can register here http://rev3tri.com/knoxville/signup/registration/ or get in touch with Diva, aka Rachael, at Visit Knoxville to volunteer at http://rev3tri.com/Knoxville/volunteer-3/sign-up
Learn more about the 5K Glow run here: http://rev3tri.com/2013/04/22/knoxville-glow-5k-to-benefit-former-ut-swimmer-nicole-gross-injured-in-boston/
Video: more about Be Strong, Stay Strong and my teammates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oduYsJ7Q9Ek