50-40-30-20-10 Rep rounds for time:
Wall Balls (20#/14#)
Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Kettlebell Swings (53#/35#)
U.S. Army Specialist Scott Morrison, 23, of Blue Ash, Ohio, assigned to 584th Mobility Augmentation Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, died on September 26, 2010, from injuries suffered on September 25 when insurgents in Kandahar, Afghanistan attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his father Donald, mother Susan, brother Gary, and sister Katie.
Amazing effort from everyone today in a hero WOD that paid tribute to a fallen American soldier. Although most of you have heard this before I wanted to reinforce it here. One of our regular box rules is no whining. If you do then you earn your 15 burpees. All of us do it at some point. Coaches included. Fess up and knock them out if and when you ever do. It’s excusable and sometimes humorous.
One big rule that we 100% enforce and take very seriously however is that we never whine during a Hero WOD. These workouts are special in their meaning and symbolism. It’s a physical tribute that each of us chooses to undertake when we show up for the WOD. We walk through the door on that day to not only get our butts kicked but to also workout in memory of that fallen soldier, sailor, airmen, marine, firefighter or law enforcement person who happened to be a CrossFitter. It has zero to do with politics or beliefs about war or other unimportant things. It has everything to do with honoring those who have died while serving our country and communities and protecting our liberties and way of life. On this day for this workout we care much less about the clock and more about pushing or soldiering through. When it gets tough just remember that sacrifice and keep moving or pick that weight back up.
I love that our box takes Hero WOD’s 100% seriously and for that I am grateful. You all rock.
Quote of the Day: “Perfect practice makes perfect.” ~ Coach Mike Burgener
Note the form and position of these athletes below.