Support Hotshots 19

This Labor Day our box hosted one mega WOD for about 40 crossfitters. They kept it a mystery until day of, which had us speculating.

The running bet was Hotshots 19, a new WOD in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, a firefighting team who were lost in an Arizona wildfire this June.

The CrossFit community has been actively raising money to support the Hotshots’ families, and hosted a memorial event this past weekend. So it wasn’t a total surprise walking into the box and seeing it written on the whiteboard:

RX: Six rounds for time of:

  • 30 Squats
  • 135 pound Power clean, 19 reps
  • 7 Strict Pull-ups
  • Run 400 meters

Scaled (that’s me!): Six rounds for time of:

  • 30 Squats
  • Med Ball Power clean toss, 19 reps
  • 7 Jumping Pull-ups
  • Run 400 meters

The squats were a breeze, and the med ball tosses doable. Surprisingly it was the run that slowed me down the most. The air was dense and hard to breathe, and I wasn’t ever able to get as fast as I should’ve.

And it cost me, I was one rep into my last set of pull ups when we hit the 35 minute time cap.  5 + 50 was my final tally. So. Close.

There’s always next time. And there’s still time to donate to the families of the Hotshot 19.