Sunday morning at 0300 a small group of weary Coaches and athletes departed our gym. We were tired and immensely proud. We had just completed Coach Nick's Femme-Fatale-a-Thon during which we completed 21 CrossFit workouts and raised over $1000 for three important local non-profits.
The "fun" started at 8am on Saturday with a spirited group of about a dozen folks all ready and eager to take on their favorite femmes. Coach Nick had a plan that we could all follow, or we could do which ever workouts we wanted. Most everyone knocked out Fran and Annie in that first hour.
Most everyone who joined us in the morning had intended to only complete one workout, but these workouts are alluring and irresitible and most got seduced into doing more. Check out what some of our incredible athletes accomplished on Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Coach Micah was the first to finish all 21 workouts at 11:45pm Saturday night. He completed some of the bigger Femmes, Eva, Kelly earlier in the day when he was fresher. He suffered some ripped calluses and smartly switched to modified pull-ups to protect his hands. He did not take a break much longer than 30 mins and changed his shoes and socks frequently to protect his feet from blisters. He is grateful to Debbie who joined him on Chelsea, a 30 min EMOM of pull-ups, push-ups and squats.
Coach Leslie was the next to finish all 21 Femme at 12:45 AM Sunday morning. She, too, completed the bigger Femmes in the morning and afternoon when she was fresher. She also rucked with 30# all of the running workouts and substituted ruck step-ups for all of the box jumps. She modified all of the pull-ups, over 1000, to a combination of ring rows, jumping and banded pull-ups. Her highlight was doing Grace with Coach Mattias at the men's weight of 135# and she is grateful to Char who joined her for Chelsea.
Anne, Kerri and Faith all brought their A games and surprised themselves with just how strong they really are! Of course, we Coaches know what badasses these babes are, and it was our absolute pleasure to watch them absolutely crush it.
Anne completed 13 workouts and stayed with us until the bitter end. We are also grateful to Elisa who joined us at 0230 Sunday morning to cheer everyone on.
Kerri completed 12 workouts and did an outstanding job of photo documenting the day. You can see her album on Facebook here.
Faith intended to do "just a few" Femmes and completed 9! She also supported us by supplying a Thera Gun and taping us up when we needed it. Here are a few photos of these and more badass babes and some badass men and one fabulous comfort dog:)
Coaches Nick and Mattias completed the final workouts together at 0255 Sunday morning. They made excellent workout partners and really supported each other throughout the night. They finished with Eva, which is arguably one of the hardest Femmes. Because it was dark they opted to row all 2.5 miles instead of run, did sandbag rows instead of pull-ups and scaled the kettlebell weight. Coach Nick's highlight was doing Kelly Rx'd at 11 PM and finishing in under 40 mins, which is an accomplishment when she's the only workout of the day! Coach Mattias's highlight is doing all 21 workouts. He did not intend do them all and he found his stride as Coach Nick's wingman. It was a joy to watch these men lean into hard work together. The proved the truth of the African saying, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
You can still donate to our Femme-Fatale-a-Thon! You can donate directly to the different nonprofits of your choosing via their website. All 3 of them are:
Please mention the event in the message with your donation and email Coach Nick a confirmation that you donated only for the purpose of me tracking the total money we raised. Doing this method will allow you to get the receipt for tax deduction.
You can also send the money via Venmo to an account Coach Nick made. The username is @Femme-fatale-a-thon. In the comments with your donation please specify how you would like the money split, if nothing is specified it will split it evenly between all 3.
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