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15.01.09

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Jan

15.01.09

ARXLITE

100 singles

80 flutter kicks

60 vertical foot crunches

40 superman

20 air squats

20 lunges

40 russian swings

60 jumping jacks

80 Mountain Climbers

100 Ring TOUCHES

WOD:

“Chemo”

5 RFT of:

Run 400m (yes there will be other options in case of frigid temps)

3 Power Snatches (135/95)

6 OHS

9 Squat Cleans

12 Shoulder to OH

On Thursday January 7th 2010 I was diagnosed with cancer. By Monday January 11th I was in surgery and scheduling my chemotherapy treatments. I was told by my doctor that due to the aggressive chemotherapy treatments I would lose all of my hair, never be able to have kids again, and that it would take at least a year for me to physically recover and be back to my previous level of fitness.

I had no idea what I was in store for. The “Chemo” totally destroyed me. The after affects were the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I was sick for days after and literally couldn’t get out of bed. During one of my treatments as I sat there hooked up to the machine while it pumped chemicals into my body I put together a WOD. As my programming has shown, my favorite movements are Olympic lifts. It was given the name “Chemo.”

Once all the treatments were over I never lost a stitch of hair and within 30-45 days I was back in the gym completing WODs RX (although I was usually the last to finish). I remember one of my first wods back was “Kelly”. I was the very last person to finish at almost an hour, but everyone in the gym stuck around and cheered me on like I was competing for a gold medal at the Olympics. A few months after my last treatment Jenn and I were told we had a son on the way. Our first reaction was how’s this possible and our second was, is he going to be healthy because of the toxins that were put into my body. Needless to say Jarret Chance (meaning Strong Chance) was born healthy and full of energy. The only explanation the doctors could give was, it must be due to your level of health and fitness.

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