Run For "Gunny" Eden
The UNCW School of Nursing graduating class of December 2009 has come together to help out a fellow student whose husband was critically injured while serving our country. As friends, community members, and Americans we want to help out and are organizing a 5K run/walk with a BBQ (Catered by Sawmill Grill), immediately following the event, for this family’s benefit in the hopes that it will allow them the peace of mind that for a period of time, money will not be an issue and they can focus on other important things.
The event will take place at Hugh MacRae Park, November 15th.  For more details and registration:
Don and Brian show us that any WOD can be scaled!
Ground to overhead – 35lbs x 200reps… 
                after doing it w/ 185lbs & 155lbs, respectively.
WOD: For time… 
Row 500m
21 push press (135lbs-M / 85lbs-F)
Row 500m
15 push press
Row 500m
9 push press
Row 500m

0 thoughts on “Posted: 11/10/2009

  1. peter says:

    "Civilians cannot and will not understand us because they are not one of us. The Corps- we love it, live it and shall die for it. If you have never been in it, you shall never understand it."

    Happy Birthday to my beloved Marine Corps!!

  2. KC says:

    So when you don't score high enough on your entrance exams you get cunpcakes on November 10th. Happy birthday Marine Corps.

  3. drew says:

    A soldier in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, "Wanna hear a MARINE joke?" The guy next to him replies, "Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I'm 6' tall, 200 lbs, and I'm a MARINE. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2" tall, weighs 225, and he's a MARINE. The fella next to him is 6'5" tall, weighs 250, and he's also a MARINE. Now, you still wanna tell that joke?" The Soldier says, "Nah, I don't want to have to explain it three times." Hah, happy birthday to all you Marines.

  4. No GOOD says:

    Good job IP I may have just shed a tear, now something has to die! Funny thing is I am sitting in the room waiting for the dr to come in and pull this stuff out of my nose. …. Poor Dr Shockley he was a good man but it was IP's fault, ha! Kiddin the Dr will live….. Great post IP!

  5. ilario says:

    What the USMC birthday teaches us at CFW (beware, just reading this is a workout):
    The USMC celebrates its legacy for many reasons but principally because it is aware that the power of collective history and shared sacrifice, if properly cultivated, can lead to future performance beyond what is thought possible. When we think of Iwo Jima, we know we can “take that Hill.” When the board lists a hero wod like “Murph” we know we can dig a just a bit deeper, because others have dug much deeper. When we work out side by side, we know that we don’t want to quit in front of our “brothers and sisters” at the box because they are relying on us to push them harder. “If I stay at, you’ll stay at. If you put the weight down, I’ll put the weight down. DON’T PUT THE DAMN WEIGHT DOWN.” Its not that this is some kind of hippie “collective,” the opposite: we are all individuals, striving for our personal bests. But when you are in the company of heroes, you rise to the occasion. And all of us here at CFW through some combination of demographic good fortune and divine intervention seem to agree that we are in the company of some wonderful, inspirational, beautiful, dynamic and courageous folks. But as much as CF is about competing against yourself and “self” improvement, the shared experience is what makes it so compelling, just like the USMC:

    1. Despite outward or professional differences, there is a common drive among a select few in our population to push themselves to the limit, to see what is over the next hill of our own capabilities. Not everyone in the USMC is so driven, nor is everyone who claims to do CrossFit, but the best always seem to find each other.

    2. Complete strangers can develop a familial bond through shared struggle, sacrifice, pain and accomplishment. The more you do, the deeper it gets, then more you do, the better it gets.

    3. That the hard choices and the hard tasks aren’t for everybody, but if you do make those choices you enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded hard chargers.

    4. Making a choice to expose yourself to fatigue, failure and the risk of humiliation is ALWAYS better than not attempting the hard things that you think are “impossible”-Impossible is nothing.

    5. It takes courage to “Woman-up/Man-up” to the Challenges of the box or the battlefield. There are plenty of very valid reasons to not even try the things that most of us do here on a regular basis. And while we say that “failure is not an option”, the truth is that Failure lurks just around the corner for all of us. But instead of succumbing to it, we choose to poke it in the eye with a stick and run away.

    PS. I just heard that the American Flag just got a USMC tattoo so it could be more patriotic. -2010 Baby!

  6. Dawn says:

    Hey guys just wanted to give a heads up!! As you know we only have 4 rowers and todays workout is taking an average of 10-15mins. Write your name on the board as you arrive. This will give us an order to run everyone. First come first serve. EXCEPT for at class times. Please remember class has priority! Class times are held at 11, 4, 5:45, and 7.

  7. andy c says:

    Nice job Colleen!! IP- always inspiring bro! Taylor or anyone else that may be interested,My hockey game is at 9:30 PM at the ice house in Ogden.Come check it out.

  8. Sandra says:

    Nice one Drew – Feliz Cumpleaños USMC!!

    Congrats Ilario and Colleen (Sushi on me this week)

    JOSH – it is GREAT to be back!!

  9. Sensei says:

    To all to kicked todays WoD's Arse! Great job guys and gals! Noelle nice to meet you! Nice to put a little shock into your day! Great to be a part of the team and can't wait for the Carolina challenge!

  10. t. says:

    Good stuff today Ladies and Gents. Impressive showing… the rower wods are great. We had 5 sub 10 minutes and bunch more under 11.

  11. Noelle says:

    Sensei – likewise. Nice joining the pm crazies. I knew it was going to be a different kind of WOD when I said to you mid workout "ah, I hate you…" and you replied almost instantaneously "I love you." Too funny!