Gaining Perspective


The first doctor that saw me in the ER said it best, “At least your femur’s not sticking out of your ass!” I couldn’t have agreed more…I was lucky. I slammed into the side of a minivan going about 45mph on my Vespa. The pain in my hip was unbearable. I will never forget that feeling when I tried to stand, things were not in the right place. The doctor was right on, because what most likely happened was that my knee impacted the van straight on, driving my femur out of the hip in the opposite direction. So, definitely, thankfully, it didn’t keep going out my ass. Two hours later, on a morphine drip for the pain, they knocked me out and put me back together.

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Its now three weeks later, and I’m off the crutches and feeling better every day. CrossFit didn’t save my life, but it is certainly helping my recovery process. When I train, I think about being strong, not just for now, but for a long time. I care about being healthy when I’m older, so I do squats now. When I was in the hospital, I kept thinking to myself, as I do now…when I get healthy, I am going to train even harder. I want to be prepared for whatever comes next.


5 Rounds for time:

Row 500 meters

30 Thrusters, 45 pound barbell

If you are working out from home, or on the road, try this variation:

5 Rounds for time:
Run 400 meters


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