THANK YOU TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE WHO HELPED SAVE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL xo
2,001 Meter Row
110 Dumbbell Box Step-Ups (20″)
2,977 Meter Row
Time Cap: 35 Minutes
THE MEANING BEHIND “9/11”
“9/11” is WOD to honor the victims of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks.
The 2001 meter row represents the year
The 343 Double-Unders represents Fire Fighters that lost their lives on that day
The 110 Box Step-Ups represents the number of floors that were climbed in the World Trade Center
The 2977 meter row represents the lives lost
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.”
~Rudolph W. Giuliani (December 31, 2001)
20 years ago, we underwent a tragic loss. 20 years ago, we became stronger than ever before.
We recognize that adversity breeds strength. And through adverse times, we can find good, if we only look for it. This is an incredibly hard thought process to apply here, with good reason. It’s highly personal. It feels borderline wrong. It’s painful to even consider.
But one thing rings true. If the lives lost that day could speak to us now, there would be something very specific they would call for. It would be, for exactly that.
To cherish what we have. Not just by saying “thanks”, or even “I love you”. By going the extra mile. By helping the ailing friend in need – or better – the stranger in need. To genuinely care for the human being to the left and right of you, regardless of gender, ethnicity, and religion.
Although a seemingly small act in and of itself, this is indeed movement towards preventing such a monstrous act from ever happening again. It is playing our part.
We’ll never forget the pain we felt that day. But what is more important than remembering the pain, is what we do going forward.
In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”