Hero Workouts

Posted: June 19, 2012 by Todd Katz in General

Someone once asked me why we do Hero Workouts? I wasn’t really looking for anything profound to say and without going into one of my really long diatribes I gave this person my short answer… But I believe each of us have our own long answer.

The short answer is that we do them to honor the Fallen Soldier, Police Officer, Fireman, or any other person that has given their life in the protection of our lives and our freedom. It’s a short sweet and to the point answer. I think each of us might have our own version of a longer answer so I thought I’d share one with you.

Whether we do a workout in someone’s memory, run a marathon or 5K in someone’s memory or just light a candle in a person’s memory we are affirming that person’s life. The act itself requires an enormous amount of intent and respect. Many of you have reached out to me and thanked me for doing these workouts because you felt something as you were doing it. I won’t put words into your mouth as I’m sure it’s a little different for each of you or the ones who really establish a connection while honoring someone’s memory.

In affirming another person’s life here on earth we elevate them in their eternal resting place. At least that’s what I believe.

  1. mcpherson14 says:

    Well said Coach TK and much can be said to the Hero WODs. I would have to say during the time I spent at HDCF I had two hero WODs that I really felt had a lot of meaning behind them “Nutts” and ” Murph”. Both WODs required a lot of fortitude to complete not neccessarily bravery but mental toughness and strength. The hero WODs being more difficult than any other WOD bring home to meaning that these men and women we honor while doing the WODs scarificed their own lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms we all have today. One WOD is just a small jesture in expressing the graditude each of us feel in the crossfit community. For these Heros may be gone but they shall never be forgotten.

  2. Larry says:

    I couldn’t agree more. For me, the ‘Murph’ too was very meaningful. Done on memorial day, it added a meaning to that day far beyond the shopping and eating most American do on that day.

    Loved the video of ‘Nick’ at HammerDown!

  3. ilsa says:

    Nicely said, thanks.

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