Monday 170911

Every 2 minutes x 15 rounds:
1 Clean & jerk
*Start at 60% of 1 rep max clean and add 5 pounds each round.

Rest 4 minutes

Then, 3 rounds for time:
12 KB zercher hold reverse lunge steps, 16kg(12kg)
100m KB farmer carry, 16kg(12kg)

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May we never forget. 9-11-2001.

May we never forget. 9-11-2001.

9-11-2001, a day 16 years ago that will never be forgotten by anyone alive and old enough to have lived it, bore witness to it, lost a loved one to it, gave aid during it, and/ or prayed over it. It is a day that started like any other day. People woke up, got ready for school or work. People went about their lives with no idea that the lives they were currently living would never be the same. Did they rush out of the house without saying “I love you”? Did they skip the hug on their way out the door? Did they ignore a phone call because they just did  not have time to “deal with it”? Unfortunately, it would not end as the typical Tuesday it started out to be. 

On Tuesday September 11th, 2001 a total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers or as a result of the crashes.

Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority.

At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.

Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.

So many of these lost souls died trying to give aid, trying to save someone, trying to save many, running into the chaos to get others out. There is story after story after story of the bravery and selflessness that spawned during this disaster. It is for all of the lives lost and to honor the ones who had it in them to give of themselves in order to help others, that we remember this day. We take pause on this day to realize how unpredictable life is. We do not know what tomorrow will bring. Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone. So to truly honor this day and the lives forever changed by it 16 years ago, we must appreciate today for what it is, a gift. We need to say “I love you” to the ones we love. We can not skip that last hug or screen that phone call. If you have always thought highly of someone, today is the day to tell them you appreciate them. Today is the day to give that compliment, smile back to that stranger you pass on the street, say hello to your neighbor you’ve lived next to for years but still have not met. Do not put off for tomorrow that which comes to mind today. And whatever it is you do today to honor this idea, know that you are doing so on behalf of those who are not here with us to do it themselves, and the families left behind forever wishing they were. 

Honor the forever gone. Never forget. 

 

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