4 Rounds for time of:
-4 Rope climbs @15’
-9 Wall-ball sit-ups to 5’ target @20/14
-12 Thrusters @100/70
-400 Meter run with:
Round 1 – @2 x 25/2 x 15 pound bumpers
Round 2 – @45/35 pound Olympic bar
Round 3 – @2 x 25/2 x 15 pound bumpers
Round 4 – @45/35 pound Olympic bar
-After completing all 4 rounds the bar and plates must be reassembled. Athlete will then finish on top of 24” plyo box to stop clock.
-Every round the athlete will disassemble and reassemble the bar and plates for the 400 meter run/carry.
The name of this WOD is simply called “32” I named it this because my sister Jennifer lived 32 beautiful years on this earth. This WOD (workout of the day) is not only a tribute to her memory, but will tell a story. It will take the athlete through some of her life and it will bring many of the same feelings of struggle, hardship and victories she experienced. It looks like a big workout, long and difficult to remember, yet when thinking back on my sisters life prior to her death she was raising 3 children, working full time in a hospital and taking 18 credit hours of college. So really we don’t have much here to deal with and remember… There are 4 rounds of this WOD and it includes 4 x 400 meter runs and that was one of the events my sister participated in during her track and field career. Jennifer loved to run and jump and had set many records doing so. As children growing up in north east Pennsylvania we were surrounded by trees and we loved to climb them. Therefore the rope climbs are reminiscent of those happy times. Her youngest daughter Haley was 4 years old at the time so 4 rope climbs per round.
Jennifer’s middle child Kendal was 9 and I added 9 wall ball sit-ups to a 5’ target.
Matthew was her oldest at 12 and the Thrusters are this amount of movements
During each of the running portions of the WOD you will notice the plates and bar get disassembled and different items are taken and carried. This symbolizes the continually disassembly of the 3 children’s lives and Jennifer would need to carry them from time to time. She would give anything for their safety and security. Although at times they did not want to and this disassembly of the family sometimes is so difficult to put back together especially with life going on but we have to do it. You bring the plates and bar back together as one unit.
Jennifer would have loved CrossFit. She would have loved the camaraderie and competition of the sport. She would have loved all of you…the community that is willing to bond together for someone they have never met to try and help make a difference in another person’s life. You are saving lives.
Know that there will be points during this WOD you will want to quit but just remember that it’s not about you, it’s about Jennifer’s life. She never quit especially when things became difficult. When you reassemble the bar and plates on that final round of 32 and stand on the box…know that you have victory, and know that you have helped save someone’s life and know that Jennifer would be so proud of you. Thank You for making a difference. God bless all of you.