January 1, 2012


“I will not let anything happen to my brothers on my watch.” Trooper Joshua Miller

CF Hero WOD Blake
4 rds
30 Box Jump
20 Wall Ball
100′ OH Lunge

Outstanding tribute to Josh Miller. Honored his sacrifice and dedication. As the earlier quote described…”unrelenting”! Over 40 CFers come out on New Year’s Day to soak up some suffering to remember Trooper Miller’s spirit and character. There’s a focused, seriousness during Hero Week, but we had time here on the last day to share some smiles and, of course, give out the awards. Thanks again for your intensity, desire to suffer and remember these heroes! A very special *thank you* to Alecia for coming out to CF to be part of Hero Week. Your presence was a heartfelt reminder about the ultimate meaning of Hero Week. (You are welcome anytime!! And Jynx, too!) 

This day was a great exclamation to a tough week. The theme from each day, which Sheriff Weaknecht started on Monday was the importance of remembering these heroes. To remember their character, to remember their passion for justice, to remember their family life, to remember their fearlessness in the face of danger, to remember what it must take to stand on the Thin Blue Line to keep our civilian lives safe from chaos. Through physical suffering, we have indelibly etched their memory into our minds, and their stories will be passed on. A memorial reflection from Officer Wertz’s ODMP page reads, “Your friends have not forgotten your sacrifice. Our children know of you. Their children will know of you. You will never be forgotten my friend.”

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    Natalie January 1, 2012 Reply

    What a good looking group! Great show and congrats to the “all 7” HW’ers.

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    Matt January 1, 2012 Reply

    Every HW group is awesome in its own way. This group had a great blend of oldsters and newbies (how many Murph firsts were there?!!!). And of course big props to the CF Law Enforcement crew for helping organize and recruit the guests and speakers!

    I’ll quote Pags here:
    “It was an honor to complete Hero Week with a group of such motivated, inspirational, and strong-minded people.” (Pags, HW comment Winter’10). Thank you, KP, we missed you.
    (Then again, 3 HWs ago he also commented, “P.S – If anyone finds my skin on the pull-up bars I would appreciate it back.”!)

    Let’s put some pepper in it for the New Year!

    Hey, is tomorrow a holiday? Hmmm, who’s hitting 930a?

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    Melissa January 1, 2012 Reply

    As always, these Hero Weeks are my most favorite times and events involving CF. But, I just had to add comment to one of the shout out’s given at the end of today’s workout, and that particular shout out is about Eric Schippers. Eric just embodies what CF and what Hero Week is about. The guy just grinds it out, pushes the envelope on what he can physically do which is so highly motivating by the example he sets. But….then there’s the positiveness and the words of motivation….the “yeahs, yeah, yeahs” that he is so known for….it just is tremendous. I appreciate each and every one of you for what you bring to CF, but just wanted to especially give this extra shout out to Eric! You are greatly appreciated, and you deserve all the kind words people speak of you!

    Great job to all!!

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    Matt January 2, 2012 Reply

    Agreed on that. He follows a line of HWawardees who define that key CF element…you, Ding Dong, Ktri, Papa Bear Scott D, Axl, Pags, mfg, Gretch MikeN, DJ, Shannon, KateG, EdL…and that is…leave the ego at the door, there are no mirrors in the joint for a reason. Commit to a greater purpose, submit to a goal bigger than the self. Eric’s enthusiasm for others’ success is refreshing!

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 2, 2012 Reply

    Crazy Horse is a hero of mine, not because of his prowess as a warrior or because of his cunning and brilliant strategies on horse back, not because of his unbelievable bravery under fire, but more so because of his humility and compassion for his people and ultimately his purpose, he fought to protect his way of life! I can’t say it any more eloquently than this:

    “Crazy Horse is one of the heroes in my life. He is a hero to me primarily because of his humility. A large part of his legacy, for me, is that he fought to protect and preserve his community, his nation, and its way of life. Because he believed that the goodness and worthiness of his culture were worth dying for, it motivates me to protect and preserve the teachings that have been passed down to me however I can. The legacy he offers today is that we must believe in the goodness and worthiness of who and what we are, not so much because we are the ultimate in the community of nations, but because we can contribute to the goodness of the whole world by setting the right example.”
    _Joseph Marshall III

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    Melissa January 3, 2012 Reply

    Very nice John! I like that!!!

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    Melissa January 3, 2012 Reply

    Very nice John! I like that!!!

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    Eric S. January 3, 2012 Reply

    YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! Love how Hero Week brings us all together under a common goal of busting through our own pre-conceived limitations in honor of those who stepped into the fray with courage, dignity and love for their community. I’m proud and so honored to be a member of this special family of phreaks we have here, and thanks to Matt D. and Chris for allowing all of us this incredible journey together!!

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