Monday, May 26, 2014

CRUSHING IT in Honor of the Fallen

This Memorial Day weekend I had the Honor of conducting a modified WOD with Warriors with Team RWB on the set of Fox and Friends. Watch the broadcast here.



The “21 Guns” Memorial Day WOD with Warriors is meant to replicate the 21 Gun salute which is reserved for the Nations fallen on Memorial Day.

Check out the WOD with Warriors You Tube Video here.

As we were conducting the WOD I was thinking of these fallen warriors:

LTC Joseph Fenty -KIA Afghanistan
CPT Michael Tarlavsky- KIA Iraq
CSM Jerry Wilson-KIA Iraq
SFC David Todd KIA Afghanistan
SSG Robert Chiomento-KIA Afghanistan
SSG Robert White-  KIA Afghanistan
SSG Michael Lammerts-KIA Afghanistan
SGT Allen Greca- KIA Iraq

Added by Gwen Olsen:
LCPL Daniel Olsen- KIA 04/02/2007 IRAQ

Added by Patrick Moore:
SSG Jorge Oliveira, KIA Afghanistan 

Added by Chris Lanca:
SSG Johnnie V. Mason - KIA Iraq
CW2 Kyran Kennedy - KIA Iraq
CPT James Adamouski - KIA Iraq

CW2 Aaron Power - training accident, FCKY

Added by Jon McBride:
LT Richard McBride, U.S. Navy, Killed 1992  

Added by Ben Coffey
SSG Anthony Lagman-KIA Miam Do, Afghanistan

SGT Michael Esposito-KIA Miam Do, Afghanistan

In honor of the brave men and women who have been killed in action:

 "Live a Life worthy of their sacrifice"



If you have a fallen warrior whose name you would like to add to the list above please e-mail me at    Check out Team RWB and get involved.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


I recently ran the West Point 5K and finished in 34:02. I took the picture below as I crossed the finish line.  Later, I posted the picture on Twitter  from my RWB account (Excuse the typo). 

It reads “Fastest 5 K in a long time. Some runners laugh at me… My Team RWB teammates were highfiving me.”

That says it all. I am a Wounded Warrior and the internal injury I suffered in Iraq limits how fast I can run. I am happy with a 34:02 but there are others who would not dare show up for a race if they had times like this. In the past I have had other runners who are not aware of my injury make fun of my race time.  I have learned to ignore it and when these people find out about my injury they usually feel pretty terrible and apologize.  In this particular race as I approached the finish line, my fellow Team RWB teammates were cheering me on ( as they did for everyone) and highfived me after I crossed.

You see, with Team RWB, it is ok to be wounded, no matter what it is. In the words of Brene Brown “Vulnerability is Courage”.  We encourage everyone to show up because all that matters is finishing the race.