Where were you on September 11, 2001? It's interesting that when this question gets asked almost everyone I know, knows exactly where they were at and what they were doing when they found out about the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. There is not much I can say about September 11 except that I still remember and I remember it everyday! I still remember seeing the news images as the events unfolded and I still remember hearing about all the lives that were changed because of the attacks. Sitting here writing this blog I am lost for words because when I think about this tragic day I still feel the sadness and anger I felt when I first learned of the event. So with that being said all I can think of saying is that all I want to do for this months Hero WOD is do a workout that honors all the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice so others could live. So this months Hero WOD will be one that was created and done around the world and it is as follows:
The 9-11 WOD – 1 Round
11 box jumps (36in/24in)
11 thrusters (57k/38k) (125 pounds =125 deaths at The Pentagon)
11 burpee to chest to bar pull ups
11 power cleans (80k/55k) (175 pounds= AA Flight #175, south tower)
11 hand stand push ups
11 kb swings (32k/24k)
11 toes to bars
11 deadlifts (77k/55k) (77k = Flight 77)
During this tragic event many ordinary people rose to the occasion and sacrificed their life in an attempt to save others. That is what I love about coaching Crossfit, I love seeing ordinary people rise to the occasion and do things they never thought possible. This WOD doesn't look easy but it is a very small price to pay or go through compared to all the lives that were changed during this tragic day.
As with all WOD's there will be many scaling options available for those that don't think they can do the WOD as prescribed. Please do not let the WOD intimidate you; the WOD can be custom tailored for each individual. This event is free and open to all, if you are a Crossfit Fire member please sign up for this event. This event will on Sunday the 16th at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine so dress appropriately and be prepared for the weather.