Friday, October 25, 2013

Alive Day WOD- Get Involved

On Tuesday, October 22nd  I had the honor of participating in an “Alive Day” WOD for CPT Ed “Flip” Klein. He was wounded on 22 OCT 2012.  The workout was a celebration of life as participants pushed themselves , CRUSHING IT in honor of Flip (If you would like to make a donation to support the building of Flip's Smart Home follow this link and then scroll down and look for "Edward Klein"

The workout was as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 20 min of the following exercises:
20 min AMRAP
20 thrusters (95/135)
20 pull-ups
20 burpees
1 tire "FLIP"
*All exercises can be scaled*

I met Flip this past August at the West Point triathlon. Other than talking to him briefly I did not know much about him. Before we kicked off the WOD , Benjamin Hartig, a classmate and friend of Flip said a few words.

 Ben also shared a few other things with me about Flip and by the end of the WOD I knew a great deal more about him.  And that is the POINT of this post. “Alive Day” WODs are a great way  to connect Veterans and community members. Alive Day workouts can be an event that lets the local community know more about the wounded Veterans that served and live among them.

If you want to get involved with an Alive Day WOD e-mail me at:

Start Strong! Never Quit! Stay FIRED UP!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More COWBELL Please!

The sound of COWBELL was everywhere at the Team RWB Rowathon last Saturday hosted by Crossfit Tritown in Monroe, Connecticut.  Throughout the competition participants rang cowbells to motivate their teams and others.

A total of 67 participants formed 9 relay teams that rowed 50,000 meters each. The Rowathon was a great event that brought together Active Duty service members, Veterans, and community members  for a great cause.

Rowing 50,000 meters is no small feat. As rowers dropped the hammer and neared the finished the cowbells were.back. When teams completed the relay they gathered around the other teams and cheered them on.  One Crossfit TriTown member said “My biggest accomplishment was surviving the Rowathon and completing a 5k this past weekend.” 

The event left its mark on the participants in other ways. I tick when I run and also when I row. Many participants heard me ticking during the event and inquired about it. Sharing my story with them reinforced that Wounded Warriors are Warriors and not victims.

Team RWB recently posted this challenge “We all have the opportunity to leave our mark in some way---how are YOU leaving your mark?”    I know I left my mark at  Crossfit TriTown this weekend as did the rest of my Team RWB teammates.

 Looking forward to the next event. FIRED UP!!!