We've spoken a lot about the upcoming "Murph" Hero WOD for Memorial Day. Here's one that hits close to home for one of our members, Hugh and for several community members who attend Anchor Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning. Tomorrow we will be running a special Hero WOD during classes, "Weston Lee". CrossFit honors fallen heroes, whether they come from the navy, military, even teachers, that unselfishly gave their lives for others and/or for our freedom. While CrossFit HQ has not yet officially deemed this as a Hero WOD, there are close to 30 boxes that will be doing this workout tomorrow and we hope that his family and CFHQ knows the great impact Lt. Weston Lee had in his short life.
Tomorrow's workout will not be easy, no Hero WOD is. Keep Weston and his family in your thoughts while you tough it out through the workout. Here's a few words Hugh wrote about Weston:
"Weston and I met in 2012 while in ROTC at NGCSU. He was one of best guys I've ever had the privilege to know- an amazing person. He wouldn't hesitate to take the shirt off his back for someone in need. The epitome of an athlete, he was always killing it in the gym or on the drill field. An inspiring leader, he was the kind of person who pushed others to strive for their limits and beyond. I, and so many of Weston's friends, had built up this idea of invincibility around one of the closest representations of a real-life Captain America...someone who we never thought would come home lying under an American flag.
Weston died on April 29th during a security patrol on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. The one thing that gives me solace in Weston's death is knowing he died doing what he loved. He had a passion for this country and being the best leader for his soldiers....leading from the front. That is how he lived his life and that is how he gave his life. This workout is a great representation of Weston because it's going to push you to your limits.... something he lived out daily."
"If you don’t work hard towards becoming what you want to be today, you won’t be it tomorrow." - Weston Lee
“Weston Lee” (time capped at 35 min)
800m Burden Carry (up to 70# for me, up to 53# for women)
29 Burpee Pull-Ups
4 Rope Climbs
29 Ring Dips
4 Rope Climbs
29 Burpee Box Overs (30/24)
800 Burden Carry
*any object: sandbags, plates, KB, D Balls, Dummbells, it should be awkward and uncomfortable