Saturday 9.22.12

20 Swings straight, you can do it!

LuRong WOD
5 Rounds For Time:
20 Burpees
20 Kettlebell Swings (53, 35)

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Aaron getting full extension and a clap at the top of his burpee


To My CFNE family,
What a difference a year makes.
Roughly a year ago we learned that our daughter Nicole had been diagnosed with cancer and was about to endure major surgery and chemotherapy. We were in shock, frightened and had no idea what lay ahead of us. Beyond Nicole’s strength and courage and the love and support of family and friends, the only thing that sustained us was our belief in doctors and professionals at Boston Children’s Hospital, The Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund Clinic.
After a long grueling year, Nicole has completed major surgery, 6 months of chemotherapy and has since showed no evidence of disease in her 3 month and 6 month post treatment scans and tests. While we have learned that the word cured does not apply to cancer, Nicole presently has no evidence of disease, is off all medication and thriving. Her hair is growing back, she is back at school, participating in activities like gymnastics and is basically a happy, active second grader. With the exception of her scars, periodic follow up scans and the minor precautions she needs to take due to having only one kidney, it is hard to believe she has experienced cancer.
When I ran the BAA Half Marathon last year for the Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund team I didn’t yet really know the nature of the organization I was supporting. I had heard wonderful things about these institutions and had confidence that they could help Nicole. But I had no real personal experience of doing battle with cancer alongside them. Of how committed every person at these institutions is, from the staff that warmly greets you as you enter the facility, to the volunteers who help keep the children engaged and entertained, to the incredibly caring nurses who are the backbone of the institution, to the brilliant doctors and researchers who are making great strides fighting this horrible disease.
So while Nicole is now doing great, our experience tells us that many, many others are not and still urgently need our help and support. In fact, we just learned of an 7 year old girl on Cape Cod named Lexi who was diagnosed with exactly the same type of cancer as Nicole and is currently undergoing treatment at the Jimmy Fund. So this year I am running the BAA Half Marathon in honor of Nicole’s courage and in support of Lexi and all the other children who need The Dana Farber and Jimmy Fund’s help in fighting cancer.
Please help me support these amazing institutions and the children fighting cancer who so desperately need their help. Please click HERE for my donation page.
Thank You for your support,
Lori Baldwin


Friday 9.21.12

Ooooooooooh so many pretty colors!

To perform a double under the rope needs to pass under your feet twice while you’re in the air.

What are some tips to make this possible?

I’ll give you a hint…it’s all in your wrists.