And how there’s still time for you to help!
My CrossFit box threw down one hell of a performance this Saturday morning. Not only did we lift like mad, eat like crazy, and party with friends; but we raised over $6000 with our Barbells for Boobs Fundraiser, and that number is STILL going up! The best part? We can raise even more money all the way up through December! YOU CAN HELP! But I’ll get to that a little later.
For now, enjoy my 24-hour recap of….
Barbells for Boobs.
Enjoy the pics. Thanks Katie D!
Friday, October 18th
- 7pm: I get off work and book it to the Food Co-op where I find all the ingredients I need for the two dishes I’m bringing to the event.
- 7:30pm: I then head over to the gym where Reagan is finishing up teaching the last class of the day and Tori, Trevor, Joe, Ben, Grady, and Morgan are already staring to clean, scrub, mop, wipe, organize, decorate, repeat.
- I chow down on some egg salad from the co-op, some all natural almond butter, and maybe even a few kale chips too. (Might be why my bill was a small fortune, and maybe I shouldn’t go there so much.) 😉
- 7:45pm: Reagan and I take on the task of putting pink tape on all the weights.
- It’s a good thing Morgan made cookies.
- Not such a good thing that I ate three.
- 9:15?pm: We finally got the place ready and I left somewhere after 9-9:30. I hadn’t been home since 5am! Typical day. :/
- 9:30pm: At home, I made my first recipe for event: Chocolate Energy Balls. I got the recipe from my PaleOMG book, and tweaked it only slightly, but I do have to toot my horn on this one–these little suckers were probably the best thing I ever made. I made them for the trainers/volunteers at the gym, and well, they didn’t last long! These may become a staple in my house and they will replace my peanut butter balls in my usual Christmas baking. Yeah, they are THAT good.
10:45pm: I started playing on Facebook and then realized it was 11:30 and I was too tired to make the second dish. I’ll just get up early in the morning!
Saturday, October 19th: BARBELLS FOR BOOBS Day!
- 7am: Alarm goes off. Atty snuggles up next to me, Lulu meows. Can’t. Move. Don’t wanna get up.
- 7:15am: I say to myself, “If you don’t get up, you’ll never get the dish made and get there on time. GET UP!”
- 7:30am: I do some dishes (never enough), make some coffee (never enough), and start on the second dish: Pumpkin Pie Dip with apple slices. O-M-G. Almost as good as the chocolate chunks.
- 8:30am: I hop in the shower, get dressed, throw my hair up (it never looks pretty anymore), grab the food, the roomie, my coffee, and head out.
- 9am: We’re ready to roll! I take the $10 donation fee in which all proceeds go to Barbells for Boobs, and Reagan takes waivers and extra donations. Tori assigns heats for all individuals working out and Grady gets the shirts out to everyone–also in which proceeds go towards the cause.
10:15am: National Anthem
- 10:18isham: Bronez and Noah go over the specs of the clean and jerk.
- 10:30am: The heats BEGIN! We had about 6 or so heats of crossfitters performing one of the infamous lady WODs: Grace. Grace is 30 clean-and-jerks for time. The men’s weight is 135 pounds and women’s is 95. We also had scaled workout for people who wanted to participate but who didn’t have much (or any) experience with CrossFit. We had one heat set up for all the kids–which was crazy cute!–and two final heats for all the coaches and trainers. What a freakin’ blast! Here, let the pics speak for themselves!
12pm: After the wodding began the partying.
- Reagan and I rolled out the doors a little after 1…or was it 2? I can’t remember because I ate too many desserts. I remember thinking that I just love it when CFH has a food event because everything is so freakin’ unbelievably good. From the smoked pork, to the paleo side dishes, and the non-paleo desserts….I actually caught myself wishing that this was what Thanksgiving should be like.
- Food aside, Reagan and I hit up Barnes and Nobel looking to get her a copy of The Supple Leopard by Kelley Sterret–the famous Mobility Wod guy. And then we hit up The Green Valley Bookfair! Love me some books.
- 4pm: We ended our day by hanging out with some of our CFH friends, playing some Scribblish–which is the funniest game EVER–and eating some home made chili. Thanks Joe!
- 7pm: I started working on this article to recap a GREAT 24-hour period of my life.
Here’s where YOU GET TO HELP!
It’s not too late to donate towards this amazing cause! Strong Figure is trying to raise $1000 to put towards the fight of breast cancer. Please please PLEASE click on this link: http://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/fundraise?fcid=276862 and visit our page and make a donation. Every last little bit counts! One mammogram costs $80 and I’m certain that we can all dig deep enough to try and save some women–our moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, BFFs, cousins, whomever–from hearing the words: You’ve got cancer.
Please help us end this battle!
If you missed why I’m so passionate in the fight against cancer, read this article. To me, it’s not about the color pink, lifting heavy weight, or even raising more money than the next box. It’s about families never having to experience what I’ve had to watch with my own two eyes.
Want any of these pics? Please feel free to grab them while they’re here. These galleries take up a lot of space and might not stay up for long!