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“Father, thank you for knowing me. Thank you for being a personal God that has ordained all things and has called me into a relationship with you. Thank you that I don’t have to worship a tree or inanimate object, but I get you – the Good Shepherd, my Abba Father.”
It is with very heavy hearts we share that our beloved Becky passed away this morning, April 6th, and was welcomed by her Abba Father. Although we cannot begin to understand how such a beautiful, well lived life could be cut so short, we take comfort knowing that she was able to meet her Creator and hear Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy.’ Matthew 25:23
We invite you to celebrate Becky’s life with us at 3pm on Saturday, April 13th at Back Country CrossFit, 8990 Barrons Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.
Anyone interested in showing appreciation and support for Becky is encouraged to consider making a tax deductible contribution to FAITH RX’D via FAITHRXD.org/support.
Becky is survived by her immediate family, Jim, Kylie and Tyler, her parents, Bev and Mike Beliveau and Gary and Terri Menchhofer, siblings, Troy Menchhofer and Courtney Beliveau.
Give Aloha with CrossFit Anahola
Bronson Lovell noticed that the church he had grown up in had been taken over by drug addicts and shanty tents. Last fall, he cleared it out and decided to convert it into a CrossFit gym to serve the community.
Once the space was in good enough shape to start running, Bronson reached out on social media asking for equipment. Aaron Hoff, Founder of Keala Foundation, saw the message and reached out to Bronson to see if he was serious.
He was, and the next thing Bronson knew, CrossFit had donated all the equipment they needed to open CrossFit Anahola. The box thrived with about 40 people joining their classes, five days a week, with kids classes two days a week. But in October, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands forced them to shut down because they lacked the proper permit.
But that didn’t stop them.
Bronson and CrossFit Anahola packed up the equipment and drove it to Bronson’s home and started holding classes there, right in Bronson’s carport.
Now, the Keala Foundation is helping to raise funds for CrossFit Anahola to rebuild with the #GiveAloha campaign. Their goal is to raise funds for a forever home, get more equipment, provide vans for transportation and food for the kids, and funds for a larger coaching staff.
“For too long we have been losing a battle against alcoholism and drug addiction, watching families be destroyed and dragged through a hell that is unfathomable,” said Aaron Hoff, Founder of Keala. “Today we are taking a stand, uniting people in the community one by one, to truly make a difference. CrossFit Anahola is bringing light to a community that has constantly been forgotten.”
This way, CrossFit Anahola doesn’t just provide fitness. The heart of Keala is to lower the barrier of entry as far as possible. By providing free transportation, CrossFit Anahola can get them from school, take them to the gym, feed them, and then drive them home, every day. CrossFit Anahola has no intention of forgetting a single community member. They want them all.
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Armen Hammer explains how the video review of Open submissions will happen, two big dates to keep in mind moving forward, and what happens once we know the top 20 and the national champs and who will get a Sanctional invite after the Open leaderboard settles.
In the first ever episode of the Working Against Gravity podcast, Michael and Adee Cazayoux explore the basics of why we build habits and how to optimize that habit building for the highest efficiency and performance. Michael and Adee will share some of their best tips for creating habits that stick and motivating yourself to make concrete progress in a healthy way.
This simple and easy chopped greek chickpea salad takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. Packed with Mediterranean flavors, chickpeas, tomatoes, bell pepper, feta, cucumber, olives and a light lemon dressing, you’ll love this healthy salad.
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SQUAT FOR GUATE — CrossFit Hickory in Hickory, NC is holding the third annual “Squat for Guate” to raise funds for a mission trip tp Guatemala to build a home for a family in need with special needs. There will be three WODs for three person teams for all divisions, with a tee or tank and a grab bag.
CHARITY ROW — CrossFit RPE in Deerfield, IL is holding their first charity event on April 27 with a marathon row for Cornerstone Counseling Center Chicago, which provides counseling and personal development services regardless of ability to pay. Teams of 4 (Rx) and 8 (scaled) will row a marathon.
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Brazil CrossFit Championship — Allison Scuddsis confirmed for the Brazil CrossFit Championship May 17 – 19.
— Schedule Reveal: The events have not yet been released, but over the weekend organizers announced that Friday’s events will take place at the Ibirapuera arena, with an outdoor event in the afternoon. They also released their Saturday schedule.
This 2013 paper considers the dramatic rise in the rate of retraction for published scientific research since the 1990s. The authors conclude, “The increase in retracted articles appears to reflect changes in the behavior of both authors and institutions.”
They examined the interval between publication and retraction for 2,047 retracted articles indexed in PubMed…the number of scientific papers retracted annually has increased from ~50 papers published in 1997 to a projected 200+ retracted papers in 2002.
This rate has outpaced the growth in the number of papers published per year over the same period. The mean time to retraction is 32.91 months, and the reasons for retraction are split equally between fraud and all other reasons (including scientific error, plagiarism, and duplication).
There was no correlation between journal impact factor and overall retraction rate.