Tuesday 100831

WOD

McGhee

As many rounds in 30 minutes of:

5 deadlift, 275#/185#

13 push-ups

9 box jumps, 24"/18"

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Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was killed in action on May 13, 2009 by small arms fire during combat in central Iraq. He served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of Fort Benning, Ga. This was his fourth deployment, his first to Iraq. Ryan was engaged to Ashleigh Mitchell of Fredericksburg, VA. He is survived by his father Steven McGhee of Myrtle Beach S.C., his mother Sherrie Battle McGhee, and his brother Zachary.

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Kelley D fights through the KB snatch during WOD #4. Photo by our very own paparazzi, Keane!

This is from CrossFit Hollywood (www.crossfithollywood.com). Did you ever think that this would describe you? Well it does! And it's great!

We are Different.

By Jonathan Heuer

We are a different breed.  We get excited by things most people avoid.  The idea of being laid out on our backs after a workout is appealing.  We strive on performance, deal with the pain, and take pleasure in small victories.  5 more pounds, 2 seconds quicker, an inch higher: these are the milestones we live for.  These are the reasons we come in day after day and do what we do.  We love the suck.

We are also a little ridiculous.  We try and explain to friends and family why our shins are always scraped open, why our hands are ripped, why we’re having trouble walking down stairs that day, and then immediately try to convince them why they should come and do it.  We tend towards a cult-like mentality.  (Get more than two of us together and try to have a conversation about something else.  Won’t happen.)  We get way more excited about food than is normal, and we take cheat meals very seriously.  We wear ridiculous looking shoes, or sometimes no shoes at all.  We cheer when someone gets their first hand-tear and then take a picture of it.  We congratulate someone for puking during a workout, and none of this seems unusual to us.

Most of all we are a community.  We suffer together and we succeed together.  We cheer each other on.  We help each other push past the pain and achieve things we never thought possible.  Both inside and outside of the gym we are family.  We come from all walks of life to find a common ground: Crossfit.

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday 100831”

  1. I did McGhee last Friday, and I was humbled about 2 minutes in when I realized it was going to be a long hard grind. It’s a great WOD and I hope you enjoy it. It’s always humbling to do a WOD like this; once my mind starts to bitch and moan at me, I think – this warrior gave his life for his country, a tear on my palm, a scraped up shin, is miniscule in comparison. So glad you are honoring him today!
    165# DL
    13 Rounds + 5 DL
    Great piece from Crossfit Hollywood. For me, Crossfit is a badge of honor. I don’t tend to flaunt it but if you want to ask why my hands are raw or why I am walking a little slower I will tell you what I did yesterday that kicked my ass, and I will invite you to do it as well!

  2. Nice work on McGhee Audrey, that’s one of the tougher WODs – it’s so long!
    When you invite others to CrossFit do they ever try it with you or do they think you’re crazy?!

  3. I love that article Jon!!! It is so true:). Except every meal for me seems to be a cheat meal- yikes. I need to work on that.
    Hi Audrey, hope you are well. Tell Tom and Kelly “Hello!”

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