“Fran”, 10 min AMRAP
Cycle through 21-15-9 as many times as possible in 10 minutes. The goal is 2 complete rounds or more.
EMOTM x 10 min
6 Pistol squats (3 each leg)
Post number of completed rounds and reps to comments.
Fate Loves the Fearless (aka How CrossFit Saved Miranda’s Life)
Last year, just 2 weeks before the CrossFit Games, Miranda Oldroyd, a Games commentator and pretty badass athlete in her own right was involved in a car accident. At the time she was diagnosed with whiplash and a broken hand. Little to her knowledge, she was walking around, and also WOD’ing, with a significantly unstable fracture of her C2 vertebra. Long story short, one false move and she could have been rendered a quadriplegic.
When the appropriate diagnosis was made and she went in for surgery her neurosurgeon told her that it was the strength of her neck muscles that saved her from serious complications. Basically, her CrossFit training provided her with a strong enough neck to serve as a neck brace.
We often talk about CrossFit, along with an appropriate diet, as being able to provide a hedge against sickness. Yes, this situation was an injury and not an illness, but the same principle applies. Had Miranda not been as strong and fit as she is, the end result could have been much worse.
We have our own example of that right here at KCF. Lara S. recently suffered some potentially catastrophic complications after routine surgery. After several rounds of surgery and a prolonged hospital stay her surgeon told her that had she not been as strong and healthy as she is the result could have been fatal. CrossFit literally saved Lara’s life.
We try not to get overly dramatic about what we do. Not everyone is going to have a true-to-life, life altering experience with CrossFit but isn’t it nice to know that if you find yourself in a health crisis that your fitness and health that you have developed through CrossFit could come to your rescue.
Click here to read Miranda’s story: How CrossFit Saved My Life