Tribute Launch – 8.24.21

17 PAX @Zebra @Wiggums @Yaris @Tijuana @Ginsu @Jalisco @Tiny Dancer @OPIE @Pancreas (Nant’an) @Foosball (3rdFQ) @Bogo @O’Douls @Night Light @Soul Glo @Three’s Company @Heidi (1st F Q) @Hot Mic Tribute showed up this morning to launch #ao-tribute where every week we will be doing HERO WORKOUTS honoring the sacrifice and memory of fallen heroes. Special shoutout to @Night Light who got up at 3 AM and drove 2 hours so he could be here to honor his fallen brothers in arms. Much respect sir, thank you for your presence this morning.
@Heidi (1st F Q) introduced the official launch of #ao-tribute – Thank you for allowing me the reigns of this AO.
Revealing of the Shovel Flag.20 SSH in cadence, 10 oyo squats, 10 merkins in cadence, Willie Mays Hays.
Today we do this BEATDOWN in honor of…U.S. Marine Cpl. Albert Gettings, 27(Pic below), of New Castle, Pennsylvania, died on Jan. 5, 2009, while conducting counter-sniper operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Cpl. Gettings was serving as a team leader with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, at the time of his death.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.He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Palimino; parents, David and Juliet; and sister, Cori.
The Thang: I think we officially started about 5:42ish.
  • 50 Burpees
  • 400 Meter Run
  • 100 Merkins
  • 400 Meter Run150 Walking Lunges
  • 400 Meter Run
  • 200 Air Squats
  • 400 meter run
  • 150 Walking Lunges – Your Truly got through 123
  • 400 Meter Run
  • 100 Merkins
  • 400 Meter run
  • 50 Burpees
TIME – This workout will take 40 to 60 minutes so we had no finishers TODAY! I cannot wait to get back to this one.
  •  @Offsides VQ tomorrow at #ao-fort-pain Go now to HC
  • @Heidi (1st F Q) – had nothing to say
  • Labor Day – Murph Monday 2x back to back or come from another ao for the 2nd one
Prayer Request:
  • @Heidi (1st F Q) M diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  • @SoulGlo brother knee surgery and aunt hospitalized with COPD and Bronchitis. Also, pray for his mom who has already lost one sister, she is not ready to lose another.
  • @Night Light Daughter withdrew from school – pray for her.
  • @Bogo – M’s grandparents both in the hospital
  • @Yaris – Pray for restoration of marriage. His kids are asking questions about why daddy’s leaving. Pray for wisdom.
  • @OPIE – Dad and stepson Tyler
  • @Zebra – 18 years ago today his brother was killed in action. Pray for the family as they remember him and his kids in his absence. This sounds like a future hero WOD in the making.
Mole Skin:
As we worked out today we do so specifically to honor those that gave their life so that we could have the freedom and ability to do what we do and live the life we live.
Many now are dealing with a lot of difficult things that life sometimes brings our way. In the middle of this, it can be difficult to have gratitude and focus on anything other than what we have going on. Even then in most cases, there is someone else that is suffering more and worse off than we are. If you are in the trenches right now I want to encourage you to find someone else to serve. Nothing can pull us out of a slump and bring joy to our day to give back to someone that could really use your help. In most cases, there is always more joy in giving than in receiving.
Take a few minutes to think about who you may be able to serve or what you have to be grateful for.
Side Note: Pay attention to Slack, there may be an opportunity to serve Waverly this coming weekend. @OPIE is heading up tomorrow if you would like to donate money or needed items he can pick them up in the morning.
Hot Mic Out!

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