If you have been around CFWH for a couple of years, then it is kind of easy to predict what a WOD will be like on Veteran’s Day. Typically the WOD for that day is a Hero WOD. It is predictable, I know but in my mind it is necessary. One of the things that drew me to CrossFit to begin with is the commitment that the community has for the men and women that protect this nation.
Should I go?
I suspect that when most folks pull up the WOD the night before a Hero WOD, the first thought is either “no way” or “should I go?” So I wish to put some food for thought about that decision.
It is really easy to look at a WOD that looks horrible and decide not to go. Hero WODs are typically long and require a bit of courage to face and complete. In the end it is worth it and fulfilling to take on and complete these WODs. Perhaps it is the least we can do considering the purpose of the WODs. The purpose of the WODs is to memorialize the fallen soldiers, airmen and sailors. In the end it is the least we can do to honor these young men and women who have fallen.
To me the Hero WODs represent integrity, honor and courage, completing these wods are incredibly fulfilling. They are different than the typical CrossFit wod. For the most part, they are grinders and require putting one foot in front of the other until the task is complete.
We owe it to ourselves to get through the wod and complete it. Time does not matter, what matters is completing, reflecting and celebrating. I encourage you to come in and give it a shot. Say thanks to the veteran’s that protected our country after all Freedom isn’t free!