21-22NOV: “GRIFF”

I was so inspired by reading all of your reflections and letters to Veterans after our ‘Mini-Murph’ hero WOD (both by the level of thoughtfulness and by how many people said that they wanted to do more hero WODs) I wanted to program an additional Hero WOD prior to Thanksgiving Break. As with Veterans Day, Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to not only reflect on what we are thankful for, but to acknowledge that that many families – especially those of fallen heroes – will be going through some very tough times this holiday season. We should be thankful that we all will be able to spend Thanksgiving this safe and with our families 🙂

The Hero WOD I selected is quite a bit different from ‘Mini-Murph,’ in that we will stay on our feet the entire workout, and we will be outside the entire workout – RAIN OR SHINE!!! (Yes, there is rain in the forecast for Thursday/Friday). We’ll also be running BACKWARDS for the first time – have fun with that (but please be safe)! The Hero WOD is named “Griff,” in honor of USAF SSgt Travis L. Griffin, 28, who was killed April 3, 2008 in the Rasheed district of Baghdad by an IED strike to his vehicle. While most Airmen (those who serve in the Air Force) deploy for only 4-6 month tours (?!?), SSgt Griffin volunteered to serve an entire year in Iraq. His mission put him in harms way daily, as he worked with a unit that helped build and trained Iraqi’s new police forces. Travis is survived by his son Elijah. You can learn more about SSgt Griffen by clicking on his picture below.

HERO WOD: “GRIFF”:

For time:
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards
Run 800 meters
Run 400 meters backwards

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