We Won’t Forget

I’m still fairly new to CrossFit, but I know that the “Hero” WODs are in honor of fallen heroes. As I remember the events of 9/11, I think about how the workouts we do are nothing compared to what these heroes have gone through and what their families go through. It inspires me to keep going and to not give up.

Yesterday was a great day at the box. We ended up having a WOD in honor of a fallen CHP Officer Youngstrom who was recently shot and killed a few towns away from where our box is located. In his honor, yesterday’s WOD was:

“Youngstrom” For Time

#223 CHP Officer Line of Duty Death
Badge # 18063

  • 2 mile run
  • 22 deadlifts (225# or 65% of current 5RM)
  • 180 double unders
  • 63 pull-ups

I felt like I accomplished a lot during this WOD. I hate running, but the 2 mile run felt great. I didn’t once stop to catch my breath, but kept trudging along to achieve a time of 16:57. I got through the DLs just fine, but slowed down during the double unders. I can do maybe at the most 7 in a row, but then I lose my rhythm. Yet, I still got through it. I set-up my pull-up station with the band that has the least resistance, but I try to start off without it and do as many as I can. Today, I accomplished doing all of the pull-ups, kipping, without the band. And this is the aftermath:

Again, nothing that I do during a WOD could ever compare to what the brave men and women of our country do for a living.

Here is our box featured on a local news channel for yesterday’s workout: East Bay gyms dedicate workouts to fallen CHP officer

Have a great day and be sure to take the time to think about the significance of today, even just for a second.


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