Going the Extra Mile

JT Scott | 04/16/2018 | 4

We all know folks who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday in the cold and wet, and most of them were doing it as a fundraiser for a great cause. (I know one person who ran from the finish line out to¬†Hopkinton before the race just to get a few extra miles in.) But there’s also plenty of people doing good work right here in our community even though they don’t get a race bib (and Instagram bragging rights for basically all eternity).

This marathon monday morning our Community Cooks crew (Sue and Abigail, this month) dropped off some sweet potato sides, chopped fruit, and fresh baked cookies. I took a page from Jon Bean’s book this month and whipped up a few Shepard’s Pies and Chicken Pot Pie. And then I took it all up to RESPOND’s shelter here in the Union Square area for survivors of domestic violence. These families have a safe place to stay thanks to RESPOND, and it’s amazing to know that your love and effort goes directly to helping people who really need it.

If you’re looking for a way to get involved, cooking one piece of a hot meal every month for a bunch of families in need is a great way to do it – just send me or Brian an email and we’ll get you on the list! We love having help, and it’s a beautiful thing to do.

If you want something that comes with a race bib (or at least a t-shirt), I can also totally recommend the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s annual Walk for Change event happening this weekend on Sunday! BARCC does a lot of amazing work here in the Boston area, and has been doing it for decades on a shoestring.

Oh yeah, there’s a workout tomorrow. Um, it’s fast. Don’t dilly-dally – hammer out burpees and then get on the wall. You may be surprised at how hard it is to catch your breath when you’re upside down. After the WOD, we’ll spend some time in tempo-squats; they’re a nice followup to last week’s weighted jumping squats!

6 Rounds
0:30 Burpees
0:30 Handstand Hold
0:30 Rest

* Score is total Burpees
*** Go unbroken on that handstand hold!

Tempo Front Squats x5

(The tempo we’re looking for is 21×1, if you’re into that sort of notation. Don’t sweat it, your coaches will explain.)

4 comments for “Going the Extra Mile

  1. Abigail R says:

    WOD: 41? Did one 30-sec handstand hold just to try (first one accomplished!) then switched to wall climb holds. Maybe I should’ve done a higher wall climb or just a plank, because I found the one-step-up wall climb very taxing on the lower back.
    STR: 105#. 115# was very doable but lower back was pretty done.

  2. Jenna says:

    WOD: 70 burpees with handstand holds
    STR: 145#

  3. Eoin says:

    WOD: 72 burpees with handstand holds against the wall
    STR: 135# (should have pushed for much more)

  4. Jon says:

    WoD: 66 burpees kicking up to the wall
    Str: 155#

    Was surprised at how much of a challenge breathing was at the top of the squats.

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