Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Fallen but Never Forgotten"

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For many CrossFitters, the Hero WODs are more than just a workout; they represent the spirit and sacrifice of those that have given their lives for our freedom. Russell Burger wrote an outstanding article for the CrossFit Journal which explains what some may wrongly consider a superficial tribute.

Click HERE to read the entire article!
For those of us who undertake these physical tests, the psychological effects of performing a Hero workout are tremendous. It’s easy to treat these prescriptions as any workout of the day, but for those who take the time to learn about the heroes they honor, the WODs can become as spiritual and emotionally demanding as they are physically grueling.

When keeping the stories behind the real-life heroes in mind, slowing down during a Hero workout becomes harder to justify. When the pain of pushing harder becomes too great, I am reminded of the sacrifice these men made for my freedom, and my struggle becomes laughable. And when I compare my temporary suffering to the lifelong sorrow felt by the grieving families of these men, dropping the bar becomes an embarrassment to my country.

With tomorrow being Memorial Day, take a moment to remember.

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