Happy Thanksgiving! Hero WODs Thurs, Fri & Saturday


Happy Thanksgiving! Hero WODs Thurs, Fri & Saturday

Schedule reminder:
Thursday – 8:30am & 9:30am classes; Hero WOD”McGhee” with RZ
Friday – 8:30am & 9:30am classes: Hero WOD “Gino” with Trish
Saturday – 8:30am & 9:30am classes: Hero WOD “Joe” with Trish
Sunday – 9:00-11:00am Open Gym with Kourt
Wishing everyone at Alpine a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  I would like to say so many thank you’s to all of you who make this place what it is.  Less than three years ago Alpine was nothing more than a name with 4 empty walls, a few barbells, and a small handful of smiley, hard working, dedicated members. Fast forward to Nov 2012 and I think we have one of the best damn CrossFit communities out there.  We also have a strong team of coaches at Alpine who deserve a lot of the thank you’s for what Alpine is by pushing our members to become better athletes every day. 
I’m very honored to call all of you reading this my friends. Thank you all for your work in helping us build an incredible place we can all be proud of!!!
Today’s post for the next three days at Alpine.  It is a long post but please take the time to read it in its entirety. These three Heros have given their everything serving our country and community.  I hope everyone takes time today to be thankful for what we all have in life!
“McGhee” (We did this Hero WOD last year on Thanksgiving – 11-24-2012 )
30min AMRAP
5 Deadlifts 275/185
13 Push-ups
9 Box Jumps 24″/20″
***Corporal Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was killed in action on May 13, 2009 by small arms fire during combat in central Iraq. He served with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment of Fort Benning, Ga. This was his fourth deployment, his first to Iraq. Ryan was engaged to Ashleigh Mitchell of Fredericksburg, VA. He is survived by his father Steven McGhee of Myrtle Beach S.C., his mother Sherrie Battle McGhee, and his brother Zachary.
FRIDAY 11-23-2012
For time:
Buy in – 22 second moment of silence
Run 1000m
22 Deficit Handstand Push-Ups (4″ deficit Men & 2″ deficit Women)
Run 500m
12 Rope Climbs (Alpine 11′ climb – start on knees and finish with head through the rafters)
Run 500m
6 Stone Shoulderings  175/115
Run 1000m

Lance Corporal Eugene “Gino” Mills

 This Hero WOD (which we created for “Gino” at Alpine) hits much closer to home; “Gino” was Kelsea’s cousin and was KIA in Afghanistan on 6-22-12.  His birthday would have been this past Monday.  This is what his family had to say about the soldier on Facebook yesterday:
“22 years ago yesterday, an American hero was born. His was an ordinary life, not unlike his contemporaries. Grade school, little league, high school, the normal flow of life in a small suburban town. He wasn’t known far and wide, he didn’t score the winning touchdown, he did not hold public office.
However, when he turned 18, he did an extraordinary thing. He heard his country’s call and answered. He joined the Marines.
Lance Corporal Eugene “Gino” Mills was killed on June 22 in Helmand Province Afghanistan leading his squad on an early morning patrol. Greater love hath no man than this, that man lay down his life for his friends.
We have all experienced camaraderie of purpose at some time in our lives. But that pales in comparison to the feelings shared by a band of brothers who have experienced war firsthand. His friends and fellow Marines have immortalized him with permanent images etched on skin by needle and ink.
You expect parents, aunts and uncles to pass away. It’s the normal flow of life. And when they do, it still hurts and leaves a void that is difficult to fill. But when a young man, in the prime of life, is killed, it leaves a larger void that cannot be filled or reasoned away. There is no good reason for such a loss.
Yesterday was a day for tears, quiet reflection and a visit to Arlington where he rests with other American heroes. No greater love.
Stand at ease, Marine. Your war is over for only the dead truly know peace.
Until we meet again. Semper Fi, Marine.”
Gino is survived by his mom Theresa, his dad Gene, and younger brother Jake. Please keep Gino and his family in your thoughts and prayers this Holiday season.  So sorry for your loss, Kelsea and family. Sending our deepest condolences with this Hero WOD honor.
SATURDAY 11-24-2012
Ten Rounds for Time:
10 Thrusters (95/65)
10 Barbell Facing Burpees
10 Pull-ups
57 Double unders
***This WOD is in memory of Joe Lengel, 2-time CrossFit Games competitor in the Masters 55-59 Division. Joe finished 6th in 2011 and 2012, and owned CrossFit Toledo.  He was shot to death in his CF gym last week during an apparent robbery. Our hearts go out to his family and CF community.


3 Responses

  1. Holly

    We are thankful to have such a wonderful gym to go to with awesome people and wonderful coaches. Kelsea, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.