January 1, 2011


New Year’s Day morning?

That was a truly dedicated tribute. Teamwork, intensity, and suffering to be proud of.

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog this HW. Maybe just alot to take in, or maybe just sore hands?

Let’s start some reflections on the week(add yours to comments):
1- It was inspiring learning a bit about the lives of these outstanding women warriors.
2- It was inspiring to watch the outstanding CF women honor those outstanding women.
3- If you see the weight vest on the floor, put it on.
4- Better yet…don’t let the vest hit the floor.
5- “225 pull ups left” was a consolation.
6- Going from Burpees to Lsits can make you pass out.
7- “F@%k-ing, f%^k-edy, f^#k, f@#k” isn’t technically an appropriate response to “Are you alright?”
8- When we say, “That doesn’t look so bad on paper,” expect it to be very, very bad.
9- It’s amazing what we can do when we really, really want it.
10- Triathlon “options”…yeah, right.
11- Only CFers…what a truly awesome group of people. Happy New Year!

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    James January 1, 2011 Reply

    As Hero Week draws to a close I am proud of myself for being able to finish 7 (so far) pretty grueling workouts in a row. However, I’m prouder still to be associated with such a dedicated group of people. Whether you’ve done all 7 days or just 1, seeing everyone come out to honor the remarkable women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is truly awesome. Despite my whole body being sore, I’m almost sad to see it come to an end (maybe that’s delirium from all the running this morning). I’ve seen some remarkable efforts this week and have been on the receiving end of (at times) much needed encouragement. I think this week epitomizes what we work hard for all year round. Thanks everyone.

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 1, 2011 Reply

    It has been another remarkable week of Hero workouts; not much chit-chatting or needless phoolery, just hard-nosed dedicated efforts with a singular purpose. The Universe conspires to help those who put forth effort, with that said, the effort put forth this week by all, was a truly inspiring thing to see and as a group I’m not sure I’ve seen a more inspired continuous weeklong effort than I witnessed this week! Kudos to all who came, who sweated, who suffered, in honor of the memory of Warriors we never knew! That in itself is the true meaning of selfless sacrifice!! Mitaukye O’yasin!!!

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    Melissa January 1, 2011 Reply

    Thoughts…I completely agree with everything said above by Johnnie and James. And, another thought about the “silence” that’s been on the blog this past week…This Hero Week is in honor of those who’ve lost their lives for us…it’s meant for us to challenge ourselves in their honor…So, we could all have been posting on here about how so & so banged out tons of pull-ups wearing the vest, or how ripped up our hands are, or how we are so tired/sore/achey/dizzy/light-headed or whatever…but when it comes down to what this is all for, this is not the week for that. This is the “suck it up and get it done (!) week of workouts” because like the motto has always been, “We are here, they are not”. So, in my estimation, this blog has been appropriately and respectfully quiet this week.

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    MikeL January 1, 2011 Reply

    Happy New Year!!! You are all my heros!

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    Matt January 1, 2011 Reply

    I had the honor of attending every class (save 1) and also tried to WOD with a variety of classes…the mention of people stepping it up beyond their comfort zones to higher levels cannot be over-stated. That will always be an important memory of this HW.

    But the classic CF moments really stand out in my memory…the teamwork, and group support that is distinctly CF…finishing the Triathlon together (everybody moves until the last person is in), making “Roy” work with 25 people, sharing the load on the Grinder, etc.

    ML: We missed you, man. See you for Summer HW! BTW, I learned that when you “bring the salt” you should also, literally, ‘bring salt.”

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    Sgt Kaag January 1, 2011 Reply

    Hazlett, you couldn’t have said that better. The focus, determination, respect and true grit that is always a part of CF but most notable this week represents what separates us from everyone else . We say this place is not simply a fitness facility but rather a culture and one that I am very proud to be a part of. You all exemplify what is good and needed more of in this world…putting the focus not on yourself but on the task at hand and the people doing it next to you.

    Feeling compelled to do another lap so the last person doesn’t finish alone despite your exhaustion, picking up the person who looks like they cannot do another rep and truly understanding the reason why we do it is what this HW has shown.
    OOH-RAH CF’ers

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