Complete 7 rounds for time of:
- 3 handstand push ups (6″ deficit)
- 1 run (250m)
- 20 double unders
- 11 high box jumps (30/24″)
WOD Notes: We hope you can join us today for a very special WOD. Maren Kaniewski was the daughter of our member Rick. Maren was a young, energetic, competitive, daring girl. In August of 2017 Maren and her family were struck with a cancer diagnosis. At the young age of 6 she was diagnosed with Pediatric AML Leukemia. Maren bravely endured over 150 nights in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia spanning over 7 months. Maren and her family fought hard in hopes of a cure for her cancer. That cure would not happen and Maren passed away on April 21, 2018, just days less than 8 months from her diagnosis.
Today’s WOD – Maren – is to celebrate her birthday and life. The WOD was designed by members who knew and met Maren. Maren loved to flip around upside down, she could run faster than most, jump rope and had mastered the box jump at an early age. Today’s WOD of HSPU’s, a run, DU’s and Box Jumps reflects Maren’s many talents. The 7 rounds signifies her years on earth with us. The reps signify her birthday – March 1, 2011. We hope you enjoy this WOD and celebrate in the memory of a little girl who would have loved to be here with you.
Remember as you go and it starts to get tough and hurt, it’s supposed to. The pain and exhaustion you feel today is only a small part of what Maren and too many children battling cancer endure every day. To learn more about Maren you can view Rick and Bridget’s foundation, Maren’s Fierce Fighters, or Rick’s blog, Three Red Kites. There is also a blood drive in Maren’s honor this Friday, March 6, in Phoenixville. If you are able to donate, sign up here.
WOD Notes 2: Each round should take about 4 minutes (less when you’re fresh, more when you’re tired). There will be a 35 minute time cap. If you can consistently run 400m in less than 2 minutes, consider scaling up the run to 400m.
Community Notes: Happy birthday Mullaney, Tom G, and Chaz!