Tonights post was originally titled, and written in entirety as a props piece for our 4 NLI competitors this weekend. However, being that it’s 9/11 – the anniversary of a day no one in our generation will forget, I felt there was a bigger picture post that needed to go under the title of “Guts”.
Feeling nostalgic about 9/11 and having been highly recommended, I popped Restrepo on tonight while I was writing the NLI post (which we’ll post tomorrow).
Whatever you might feel about war, the USA fighting in other countries, etc. you have to give it up to the men and women who have spent time in a warzone anywhere, for any reason. You think your day was bad cause you hit some traffic and had a rude waitress, why don’t you spend a day or two at a place like Outpost Restrepo.
If you haven’t seen this feature length documentary, it gets my recommendation. It’ll put you right in the middle of war, in the realest of senses. Honestly, even the photojournalists who captured this movie showed some serious stones just being there. (on that note, also pay homage to Tim Hetherington who filmed Restrepo, and died earlier this year filming the carnage in Libya)
Paying Some Tribute
We do it quite often, doing Hero WOD’s – at least a couple times a month actually. However, with the frequency, I feel comes a tendency to forget the importance of the underlying WOD.
So today, instead of paying tribute to our own warriors who went to NLI on our behalf, I’d like the blog post to honor the heros of September 11th, 2001 and all those who saw military action as a result (or not). From the dawn of man til today, the foot soldier who was willing to don arms and die for your people on a mere order are the true heros who display guts beyond any WOD.
Workout of the Day 9/12/2011
2 Rope Climbs (15′), then
- 20 Wall Ball (20#/16#)
- 200m Run
2 Rope Climbs (15′)
This is a snap of the movie. How’d you like your “traffic” to be like this?