This Saturday’s class at CFSR will be the workout “Amanda,” named after Amanda Miller. Amanda was a competitor in the 2009 CrossFit Games and less than than a year later died of melanoma. The first workout of the 2010 CrossFit Games was named in her honor, and that’s the workout we’ll be doing on Saturday. It is: 9-7-5 Snatch (135/95) and Muscle Up. A tough one.
- To honor Amanda’s memory. Amanda was a bright, energetic, funny and hardworking young lady who touch every single person with whom she came in contact. As the sport of CrossFit grows ever larger by the year, “Amanda” is in danger of becoming a wod, rather than a person. This event reminds us that “Amanda” is, and was, all about Amanda Miller.
- To challenge athletes to channel Amanda’s tenacity. Anyone who knew Amanda will tell you that she simply refused to give up. She worked, relentlessly, tirelessly, in everything she did. Any person who takes one small nugget of Amanda’s grit with them into their training and preparation for this event will come out the other side a better athlete.
- To raise money for Melanoma research. All proceeds from the $20 entry fee will go to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in Amanda’s name, for melanoma research.
We invite and encourage all CFSR members to attend class, scale or modify the workout as needed, and register yourself through the Amanda Miller Memorial Wod website for $20. Again, all proceeds will go specifically for Melanoma research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Bellevue, New York, a world leader in cancer research and treatment. Even if you do not come to the workout, you may donate.
See you Saturday.