Chad Wilkinson died in October by suicide after 22 years serving our country. A new CrossFit Hero WOD has been created, honoring him. The CrossFit workout is 1000 step ups wearing a ruck sack for time. As you may recall, I did this on Friday.
It is now 48 hours later, and I’m still suffering the consequences. Yesterday, I didn’t think it was too bad — just a slight ache in my calves. Today, my calves are both sore, putting a hitch in my step. As I’m on vacation, I can’t put anything on them, so here I am, suffering.
During the CrossFit Hero WOD, I kept telling myself, “I’m never doing this one again.” Afterwards, I told myself, “I could do that again.” Now, I’m unsure. We’ll see how long the pain lasts on this one.
I did another workout that made everything burn–to the extreme.
This was another CrossFit Hero WOD (since I’m injured I’m trying to find cardio-based workouts with no wrist extension or pulling)–Donny.
21-15-9-9-15-21 (this is the number of reps) of:
Deadlifts at 155 lbs
Two moves. No big deal.
For a normal workout, we usually do just the first half (12-15-9). Since this is a CrossFit Hero Wod, it’s harder and you go back up the ladder.
Sure. Why not?
I’ll tell you why not. Because a few hours later your quads are going to start burning and not stop. Then the next day your quads will barely extend and contract. Squatting will be near impossible. And walking?
Performing Hero WOD’s are a small way to honor those who died so we can still do whatever we want to do when we want to do it–including workouts. They are always challenging. Usually fun. Usually long and hard. Just what I like in CrossFit.
Today was Zembiec, named after US Marine Corp General Douglas A. Zembiec who was killed in Baghdad in 2007. This hero Wod consists of 11 back squats, 7 strict burpee pull ups, & 400 m run.
This one was good. Perfect for my strengths. The run was easy after Yesterday’s run with a medicine ball. The back squats were lightweight (125 lbs for women). The burpee pull ups were low reps. Great burner and a mental lift. Just what I needed!
Thank you to General Zembiec who died for me. Thank you to all who serve! I know words are never enough, but it’s something we can do for you who do so much for us.