Over the weekend, our members had a lot going on. Team “Jacked in the Box” consisting of Courtney S., Beth S., Jimmy V., and Mike F., competed in the Mid Atlantic Affiliate Challenge in Laurel. To no one’s surprise, they did awesome! The competition was 2 days – day 1 had 3 WODs and an additional “floater” WOD, and Day 2 finished up with 2 more WODs and a second “floater”. The workouts ranged from a Clean and Jerk ladder, to an AMRAP of pistols, snatches, toes to bar, and box jumps (all while a partner held a stone), to each member completing 3 rounds of heavy deadlifts and wallballs. After all was said and done, they came in 32nd out of 55 teams. When you see them around the gym, make sure you let them know how proud we all are of them!
We also had a group of members who participated in the GORUCK challenge in D.C. on Saturday. The team was made up of Jeethu E., Alex N., BJ S., Lorena S., Ed S., Yanina K., Drew M., Lindsay W., Ryan C., and Sara O. plus 13 others who showed up from all over to complete this team event. The challenge started at 1:00a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial. Over the next 11 hours, we rucked the city from the MLK Memorial and through Roosevelt Island, Georgetown, and Rock Creek Park. Around 11:30 Saturday morning, we finished the challenge at the famous Exorcist stairs in Georgetown. Everyone on the team carried a minimum of 25 pounds through the night while running and hiking through the city. Make sure you congratulate the team on finishing stronger than they started.