THE SCENE: 73* (I really can’t remember that is a guess, warm and humid and perfect)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
I started the warm up by telling the story from this past weekend at the 9/11 Memorial in NYC. I walked up to the north memorial and placed my hand on a name: Abraham Zelmanowitz. I remembered the name just because of how unusual it is. Later in the museum, as fate would have it I saw his name again, along with his story. He refused to evacuate his building because his friend and coworker, Ed Beyea, was a quadriplegic and could not evacuate in the stairs. He waited with his friend along with an FDNY firefighter for help and perished when the tower collapsed. This man died before he’d leave a friend behind.
- Three point squat
- Shoulder taps from plank
- Moroccan night clubs
Mosey to the Big Ball stairs for 9/11 WOD: Perform 9 reps at bottom, at first landing, and at top for 11 rounds: 9 merkins at bottom, 9 squats at first landing, 9 BBSUs at top. Repeato x11. Stop random person from walking away with the key bag and all our stuff.
On the ground, I had written the fallen first responders broken down into their jobs:
- 8 EMTs
- 23 NYPD
- 37 Port Authority
- 343 FDNY
These people charged into fire and unknown to provide aid to people they’d never met before. So we are going to honor them with exercises.
EMTs – Eight, 8-count bodybuilders
NYPD – 23 plank jacks
Port Authority – pull ups
FDNY – 343 flutter kicks as a group
Return to SP
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong: Operation, Casper, Wings, Swanson, Alter Boy (LexSC), Passport, Carrot, Quarantine, Ripper, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My second person I wanted to honor did not perish on 9/11. Though that was the day that ultimately determined his fate. Walter Greene Jr, who was a Connecticut state trooper and Marine Corps veteran, passed away on May 31, 2018 from cancer caused from his involvement in the recovery efforts directly following the 9/11 attacks. Trooper Greene was a canine handler, and was part of the search and rescue effort. The search and recovery effort was a 24 hour a day operation that lasted 8 months.
We are losing first responders every day, STILL. People who disregarded everything in an attempt to save just one person. We cannot let the heroes of that day fade away. We must tell their stories and learn of more, and repeat them to people who may not know.