On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy, a mission was born. Following the downing of Extortion 17, a fundraising WOD—hosted at more than 430 gyms around the country with more than 10,000 participants—raised $300,000 over a four-week period to support the 30 families affected. This prompted the organizers to create 31Heroes to remember our fallen heroes and take care of their loved ones.
If you would like to donate to the 31 Heroes foundation click here.
Reminder: Heather will be teaching Zoom Yoga today at 9:15am! Click here to join. We are now asking that you sign up on the Mindbody App for Saturday Yoga.
Compare to 8/10/19
Teams of 2, AMRAP 31:
8 Thrusters (155/105)
6 Rope Climbs
11 Box Jumps (30/24)
400 Meter Continuous Sand Bag Run (Lg/Sm)
Like the warriors of our armed services, this WOD is about working together, sacrificing yourself for your teammate, and accomplishing the mission together. Partner 1 performs the workout listed above. Partner 2 runs 400m with a sandbag. When Partner 2 returns from the run, Partner 1 will grab the sandbag, and begin their 400m run, while Partner 2 continues the workout where Partner 1 left off.
“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”
The most powerful force in the world is our full commitment. The “man-on-fire” mentality. Unyielding to any circumstance. A lack of commitment is the opposite. It’s one of the most dangerous things we can live with.
If we are going to fall flat on our face in something… then we are going to fall flat on our face. All too often we can’t control that outcome. If the ocean water is cold, whether we go in slow or fast, it’s not going to matter. It’s going to be really freaking cold. So we have two options.
Let’s burn it into our mind, that no matter what, we sprint into the water. That our standard is full commitment, in everything we do. We don’t just flirt with the idea of doing something. We go all in.
When we go to work, we show up to put in a championship performance.
When we have family over for dinner, we show up to put in a championship performance.
When we go to the gym to train ourselves, we show up to put in a championship performance.