9.11.18 BoW BB: Today we remember

Today is a day to remember all that was lost 17 years ago in New York, DC and Pennsylvania. Brave Americans did what we hope we all would do when faced with overwhelming odds… they fought. They worked together. They showed tremendous courage. They made the ultimate sacrifice. They made us all proud to be Americans. While we still mourn, we also celebrate our countries resolve and dedication to pursuing our freedom. Today in the gloom 12 HIMs woke up to push themselves to get better. We worked hard to honor all those who sacrificed to make this great country what it is. I stumbled across the above painting while reading a prayer this morning written for the 9/11 victims. I felt it was worth a share. YHC could not sleep last night. Be it that there was a double header for Monday Night Football, a delicious KY concoction of corn, malted barley and wheat (or rye depending on your liking) or the fact that my youngest 2.0 has a bad dream about her toe falling off. Regardless of the reason, I was up before my alarm and spent some time preparing for my day. Meinke ✅ PreEx routine ✅ (code for pooping and brushing teeth)(although not at the same time)(well sometimes if I am in a rush but not today)Good Time Sound Machine with annoying song queue’d up ✅ Morning mediation and reading ✅ So by 0505 when I left my house I was feeling pretty good and felt even better when I walked outside to a delightful sub 60 degrees. Here is what went down at the AO of all AOs… The O. 3 Shovel flags. Thanks Wham! and Vincent. 14 PAX: Vincent(R), Cutlass, Wham!, Jordy(think he had matching head band and socks ), Diablo, Joker, Mayberry, PorkChop, Fergie, Chestnut, AntMan, Gillispie, Loco & Zartan(Q)Conditions: 58 and foggy. Gearlander: Newbies, Thin SmartWool no see ems, LuLu short shorts, NF T and TacHat. We started promptly at 0530 with no FNGs and I forgot the disclaimer. I instead circled everyone up around the flags arm in arm and started us with some words to set our focus on the importance of the day. Onto the workout. We moseyed to grab coupons and formed 2 lines on the track facing the basketball courts. We walked (15 min Ruck pace) with coupons on our shoulders to remember the tremendous weight people still carry with them about this day. We stopped in the large parking lot near the basketball courts. COP (*some fails during this)9 Coupon SSH IC*11 SSH IC9 Coupon IWs IC11 IWs ICWe planked on coupons to start the next exercise when Loco shared some words about a fallen friend who was on the plane that hit one of the towers. He sounded like a great guy and is definitely missed. 9 Coupon Merkins IC20 Coupon CopperHeadSquats ICAs we lined up to leave I shared that there were 110 stories in the towers. Backdraft shared some info with today’s Qs and we decided to incorporate some of these tragic numbers into the WO to help us remember. He said that there was about 1,980 steps to reach the top of the towers. So I mapped our route and we headed off with coupons on shoulders. After dropping coupons we moseyed back to track near parking lot side of tennis courts. All planked while I explained Thang 1. Partner up for the Burpee Mile. Each group would start with 10 Burpees and run to next X on the map for 9 Burpees, then 8…. you get it. The plan was to make 3 loops to complete the 55 burpees each ( 110 for each group to signify the 110 stories of each tower) and finish with a final AYG lap to make it damn near a mile. I mapped this out to be 412 yards to signify the 412 first responders lost 17 yrs ago. 2 groups were the front runners here and when Cutlass and I came to the end of our 3 lap the were hanging out doing 4x4s (my instructions while waiting for 6) but clearly not running the AYG last lap. FatherTime was on their side so I audible’d and we all waited on the 6. We moseyed to the tennis courts with my good time sound machine in tow( thanks Vincent) and our pace was not fasted enough for Loco. He ran by me saying something like “why are we going so slow… come on”. Love that guy. Lined up in tennis courts for modified Dora of 110 squats and 343( number of fire fighters lost on 9/11) LBCs. Same partners and while P1 worked, P2 ran to end of tennis courts and back. Early finishers helped out those still working. Circled up for another possible fail. I knew this would be hard but I didn’t think it would also be confusing. My instructions were clear but the similarity of words in the song made it difficult to execute. I played Daft Punk “Doin It Right”. All PAX on their 6 in true Z form for Phiffer kicks. Every time they said Doin it Right we switched legs. When you could not go any longer, switch to plank and do a merkin everyone you heard Doin in Right. Lyrics:Doing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you lose your way tonightThat’s how you know the magic’s rightDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’llFeeling it rightEverybody will be dancing and beDoing it rightEverybody will be dancing and we’ll beFeeling all rightEverybody will be dancing to theIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you do it rightLet it go all nightShadows on you breakOut into the lightIf you lose your way tonightThat’s how you know the magic’s rightIf you lose your way tonightThat’s how you know the magic’s rightIf you lose your way tonightThat’s how you know the magic’s rightIf you lose your way tonightThat’s how you know the magic’s rightYou can see this song is not repetitive at all. But Feeling it Right sounds a lot like Doin it Right so…. Also needs to be noted that for half of the song the are in the background basically saying Doin it Right over and over. Oh well. I still enjoyed the 4:11 of this Mary-ish beat down. Circled up for COR,NOR and COT. Took us out with a moment of silence and a prayer to not take today for granted. Impactful day for me and I thank everyone who came out to join me. Thanks to Backdraft, Kilo and Face for collaborating together to make today special. Sorry so long. Lots to say and no calls until 0900. Time to go to work. Z

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