August 22, 2011

Hero Week Review 1

Preparing the Hero stories each day, there’s always a theme in their Memorials that comes through: These warriors loved adventure, pushed the limits, wanted to experience life, and would rather take the winding path than the paved road. All of them, when reflected upon by others, lived with a certain tolerance for risk. That’s how you honored them last week. Fitting!

In fact, that’s why we come to CF. The risk, the pushing of the envelope, the “adventure” if you will.
“Our Country won’t go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won’t
be any AMERICA…!” – Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC

So last week was an awesome tribute week. Each class was a bit more subdued in attitude maybe, a tad bit more serious, reflective…even dignified…as we thought about sacrifice and remembered these soldiers who volunteered to put themselves in harm’s way.

CFers, true to form, demonstrated a classic CF tagline: “At our best when we’re at our worst.” Going to physical and mental places few dare visit, asking the question, “When things go bad, will I run for a safe bubble or dig in my heels?”…you never know until to you take a peek.

Perhaps to lighten the mood, getting the gears cranking for a stellar Fall at CF, we’ll start the Hero Week Reviews with our tradional “Feelin’ Bad” series. To you CFers…

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Disclaimer: Pukie the Clown is a metaphor for High Intensity Functional Fitness. It is not recommended anyone workout with the goal of projectile vomiting or workout hard enough that they, indeed, projectile vomit. A metaphor, folks, just a metaphor.

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    chris August 22, 2011 Reply

    Great video MD! That captured the raw determination and can-do spirit of the week. Great work everyone!

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    scaffidi August 22, 2011 Reply

    Pukie may be just a metaphor, but i still want to meet him some day! KIDDING.

    Awesome video, MD!

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    matt August 22, 2011 Reply

    Hey, how come only us CF coaches like this vid of eating pain?!:) Right, those moments of determination…talking yourself back into action are priceless!

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    Melissa August 22, 2011 Reply

    Aahhhh…PUKIE! Was just thinking of him earlier today. I still have my Pukie patch from I believe the first Hero Week?!

    I will comment…many, many of those pics seemed to be from the Blake WOD….and appropriately so…those dang overhead plate walking lunges. They could definitely bring out the pukie in all of us!

    Thanks for the fun video!

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