Five rounds for time of:
3 Rope Ascents 15'
10 Toes 2 Bar
21 Walking lunge steps with 20kg plate held overhead
400 m Run
Along the way there were calls for HQ to recognize someone from this or that group, and once or twice a year someone would not only request a "Hero" WOD named for a woman, but would excoriate CrossFit for not yet having named one. I remember thinking how odd that seemed, seeing as each one of the "Heroes" died for the honor. Just seemed...I dunno...wrong to ask for ANY other "Hero", you know? It seemed it was only going to be a matter of time, anyway.
And here we are. Yet another "Hero", this one our first woman. It's telling...did you notice?...that our "Hero" is "White", not Ashley. An equal in all ways to our other "Heroes" including in name. Well played. Appropriate since she apparently lived, worked, and died as did all the others, in the service of her colleagues and her country. Equal.
The pain is the same, too. The pit in the stomach when I read the new story. The ache that creeps into my heart when I read "is survived by". The same. The dread I'll feel as I change into my gear and enter the gym, ready to suffer, unwilling to submit, the same. Not different because "White" is the first CrossFit "Hero" named for a woman. My guess that Lt. White did CF, and that this is exactly how she would wish it to be.
I confess that I did hope that I would never see this workout, or write this post. But that, too, is the same. I always hope that each new "Hero" will be our last. Alas...
With a heavy heart, and with humble thanks, we greet our newest "Hero", "White". 3-2-1...
Comment #23 - Posted by: bingo at November 7, 2011 5:55 PM