This week we celebrated Veteran’s Day by recognizing all those who have served (and continue to serve). The work of these individuals is incredible and affords us the very freedoms we so often take for granted. Periodically we run a workout that is called a “Hero WOD”. Hero WODs are a CrossFit tradition where we can feel closer to those who have served and lost their lives. October 18th, 2005 on the CrossFit.com home page, Murph was posted. Mike was a CrossFitter and loved this particular workout. CrossFit decided to honor him by naming the workout after him. Now hundreds of thousands of people have performed this workout and know of his story. Since then there have been more workouts named after fallen soldiers, firefighters and law enforcement officers.
These workouts are on average, tend to be difficult and epic. Keep in mind that whatever discomfort you may go through performing one of these things, it is nothing compared to what these warriors go through every day. Unlike them, you know you will finish the workout, go home to your family, and recover.
Today we show our support Army Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Oklahoma, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. He died September 29th, 2009, in Jolo Island, Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised explosive device. Martin is survived by his wife Ashley Martin, his parents Jack and Cheryl Martin, and siblings Abe, Mandi, Amber and Abi.