AT COVE FITNESS
In case you missed the post yesterday, please read below for some important information regarding our plans for this Friday when we will celebrate our first annual Juneteenth event. While the meaning of the day carries great gravitas and somber remembrance, it also is a day for great celebration. Juneteenth is also known as “Jubilee Day”, where family and friends get together for cookouts, rodeos, street fairs, and picnics. While we can’t take on the rodeo part (although it would be fun!?), the Cove knows how to do a cookout. And yes, even a socially distanced one! We’ll grill some hotdogs and have some snacks (and drinks) for you to enjoy after the workout, so come on in and spend time with your Cove family on this special day.
This Friday we will tackle our first annual Juneteenth WOD. You might be thinking, “What is Juneteenth?”. Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrated on June 19th commemorating when federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 (over two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves) stating that all slaves were free. Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, is widely accepted in the United States as the day slavery ended. This is not a day just for African Americans to celebrate but a day for all Americans to remember and revere. It’s a testament to America’s ability to recognize wrong and do its best to change course and make things right- even if that change is long overdue.
While this is considered a Community WOD, it has the volume and difficulty of a Hero WOD. After finishing six grueling rounds you still have more work to do. During the WOD, it’s suggested to think about the struggles of the past and compare them to our situation now. One hundred and fifty-five years have passed and this country is going through another upheaval. Think about how we’ve grown, about all those who have suffered and sacrificed for that growth, and remember that together we can achieve anything that once seemed impossible. Abolishing slavery did not abolish racism, and we each play a part in continuing to right the course. We all, still, have a lot of work to do.
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Head Coach Holden
ENGINE EXPRESS WOD
For all our athletes at home, Coach Maria has another great Engine Express workout.
7 Power Snatch
14 OH Lunge
Time Cap: 20 min
Fx: 75/55 or 10 Alternating DB Snatch at 35/25
P/O: 95/65 or 10 Alt. DB Snatch at 50/35