This week we are going to train and act like the weather and be unpredictable. A big part of Crossfit training is being prepared for the unknown and the unknowable. You can't always predict what you may encounter like the weather. The workouts this week will be found at https://www.crossfit.com/workout/ . Where there is a rest day there will be something on the board at the gym. Modifications will be made as needed for weather or injury or other limitation.
We will start with Sunday for Monday because it is an awesome workout and it also happens to fall on 9.11. This day made great impact on many of us. I remember this day vividly. It's also a great reminder of the unpredictability of the world we live in. Stay fit. Have fun. Love people. Work hard. Get knocked down and jump right up. Forgive.
Emily (read the story at the bottom)
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Rest 2 minutes
Second Lt. Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, 23, was killed Sept. 12, 2006, when her Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device as she was leading a convoy through Al Kifl, Iraq. She served in the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
Perez graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2005. She was an exemplary student and became the highest-ranking African-American female cadet in the history of West Point. An exceptional athlete, Perez was a sprinter on the track team (200 m) and competed in the triple jump. She also excelled at gymnastics and squats. Her favorite movements included sprinting, double-unders, pull-ups, squats and power cleans.
Perez earned numerous awards for her military service, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. She was also posthumously awarded the NCAA Award of Valor in 2008.
Perez was the first female African-American officer in U.S. military history to die in combat and the first female West Point graduate to die in the Iraq War. She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Vicki; brother, Kevyn; and many classmates and friends.