October 13, 2010
October 17, 2010

On August 5, 2010, a cave-in left 33 Chilean miners trapped nearly half-a-mile underground. For 17 days, they had no contact with the outside world – no one knew if they were dead or alive. As of Thursday’s class (10/14/2010), all 33 miners had been pulled from their subterranean retreat, just under 3 months since the cave-in. As a send-up, Thursday’s class performed a little Chilean-miner tribute:

That works out to: ~300m run, followed by 33 reps each of pull-ups, thrusters, K2E, KB swings, ~300m run, 17 reps of each exercise, & ~300m run (the exact order of the exercises was your choice).

I think I can comfortably speak for all of us when I say “many happy returns of the day” to the 33 miners and their families.



  1. Steph says:

    I thought it was very cool that CFDC worked out to celebrate the successful rescue of the Chilean miners. Good programming Tom!

  2. Maiko D. says:

    Are those new mats I see?

    I’m happy that the rescue and whole ordeal ended so well, especially considering how quickly things could go horribly wrong in situations like that.

    I’m also happy to miss out on the K2Es + pull-ups, but that’s another story…

    Seriously, nice tribute workout! And nice to see you back here Steph!!! 😀