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Heidi Week – Day 3 – It Ain’t Called Fort Fluffy – 5.19.21

32 PAX came out for Day 3 of Heidi week to find out if Fort Pain would live up to its name.
@Operation @Kwame @Cosmo @Chowdah @Peewee @Offsides @Cross-Stitch @Rudolph @Lone Star @Ginsu @Baby Gap @Dizzy Gillespie @Procter @Churro @Soul Surfer @MapQuest @Underroos @Veronica @Blackout @Jalisco @Soul Glo @Tijuana @Pancreas @Joey Freshwater @Free Fallin @Foosball @2Buck  @Blue Buffalo Pre-vac: @fancyfeast  @Milkshake @Fertile Myrtle
QIC: Heidi

Warm-o-rama
SSH, Squats, Merkins, BAC/Back BACs, and Willy Mays Hays because Kwame really likes those.

Thang 1: “BRADLEY” (https://wodwell.com/wod/bradley/)
For 15 minutes (supposed to be 10 Rounds, Q changed it for time)

  • 100 meter Sprint
  • 10 Pull-Ups
  • 100 meter Sprint
  • 10 Burpees
  • 30 second rest (if waiting for pullup bar)

Q split the PAX into 2 groups so everyone wasn't standing around waiting on the pullup bars. 1 group started with pullups, the other started with burpees.
There was 1 rule: each PAX HAD to start each set of pullups on the bar. Even if you can't do a full pullup (yet!), you had to jump up and lower yourself down once. PAX were then allowed to modify with Underdogs after doing as many pullups as they could at the beginning of each set

Thang 2: “BERT” (https://wodwell.com/wod/bert/) (There are 3 levels, we did the Intermediate)
We then moved over to the grass area by the flagpole for the following:
For Time

  • 40 Burpees
  • 400 meter Run (across Field Of Pain and back)
  • 80 Merkins
  • 400 meter Run
  • 120 Iron Mikes
  • 400 meter Run
  • 160 Squats
  • 400 meter Run
  • 120 Iron Mikes
  • 400 meter Run
  • 80 Merkins
  • 400 meter Run
  • 40 Burpees

YHC made it through the run after the squats, and called for 1 minute of non-stop Big Boy Situps while we waited on everyone to come in.
TIME!

COT
Announcements:
New F3SH AO starts up at Port Royal Park in 1 WEEK! Several PAX are already planning to be there!
Armory has moved to Longview starting THIS WEEK!
Looking for 3-4 volunteers to head over to M'boro each Saturday for the next few weeks
F3 5-ish K Family Fun Run Day is THIS Saturday at Preservation Park at 9AM
Memorial Day Murph in Nolensville, as well as our regular Murph Monday.

Prayers:
@Skid Mark and @Three’s Company are out sick
@Offsides daughter
@odouls
@Pre-K has surgery coming up
@Chowdah's M and her recovery and work situation
@Underroos friend Steve dealing with life issues and his ex moving the kids away

Moleskin:
Heidi's Heroes – each day this week I will be spotlighting a different hero. Today we did 2 workouts dedicated to fallen soldiers:
“BRADLEY” – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith
On January 3, 2010, while on a dismounted area reconnaissance patrol in the vicinity of Badvan village, his 13-man platoon was attacked by indirect mortar fire and an improvised explosive device. The initial attack threw an Airman and a Soldier into an adjacent creek, critically wounding the Airman and mortally wounding the Soldier. A second Soldier was mortally wounded and thrown 200 meters across the village by the blast. Airman Smith, without regard to his own safety, immediately rushed from his covered position, and into the waist-high water of the creek to save his fellow Airman and recover the killed Soldier. After moving the victims of the attack to the Casualty Collection Point, Airman Smith volunteered to retrieve the soldier thrown across the village. Determined to never leave a comrade behind, Airman Smith proceeded at extreme risk, and without regard to his personal safety, along the eastern edge of the village to the Soldier’s remains. Airman Smith retrieved the fallen Soldier and began maneuvering back through the village toward the extraction site. He waded back through the waist-high creek and proceeded toward the Casualty Collection Point. Upon arrival, a second IED detonated, killing Airman Smith and the platoon medic instantly.
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/54169

“BERT” – U.S. Marine Cpl. Albert Gettings
On Jan. 5, 2009, while conducting counter-sniper operations in Fallujah, Iraq, Corporal Gettings and his squad came under automatic weapons fire, the initial volley of fire wounding him and another Marine. Suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and still under direct enemy observation, Corporal Gettings immediately stood up and returned fire while the other wounded Marine moved to a covered position. With total disregard for his own safety, Corporal Gettings remained fully exposed to the enemy as he directed employment of his Marines and provided suppressive fires to cover their movement. Refusing to be evacuated despite his severe wounds, he maintained a calm demeanor as he continued to direct the fires of his Marines as they maneuvered against the enemy. Only after the squad was in position and engaging the enemy did he move to a covered position, where he collapsed from his wounds. By his bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty, Corporal Gettings reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service and the United States Marine Corps.
Every quarter, Cpl. Gettings’ fellow Marines in Fox Company complete a special CrossFit workout in his honor as part of the Cpl. Albert P. Gettings Award ceremony.
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/401108

Both of these heroes were awarded the Silver Star.

SYITG, Heidi

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