Hero Month

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Hero Month

Welcome to the beginning of Hero Month. CrossFit was originally intended for Police/Fire/Military personnel. Due to the nature of their jobs, they do not know what challenges they will face on any given day. So training for the unknown (CrossFit) seems like a good fit.

Every August, we honor those that have served and died in the line of duty. Some of them are fellow Canadians.

These workouts are not easy (nor should they be). If you think about the struggles that these men and women went through, it might give you some extra strength to push through.

This month starts by honouring Colin Wilmot.

The following was a comment on the CrossFit.com site back when it was originally posted.

To whom this may concern,

In 2008 I had the honour of serving with Colin Wilmot in the province of Kandahar, Afghanistan and it is with mixed feelings of deep regret and much pride that I am requesting he be remembered with his own WOD. I am requesting that the memory of such a warrior serve as motivation to others just as he remains a huge motivation in the lives of those who knew him. On July 6th 2008 Colin was killed by an improvised explosive device during a nightime foot patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. Colin was a medic from 1 Canadian Field Ambulance, attached as Platoon Medic to the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Battle Group. He is survived by his fiancée, Laura, father Eric, and his sister Kathleen.

Colin embodied the ethos of CrossFit not in the way in which he died but more so in the way in which he chose to live his life . His eulogy, read at the task force memorial, explains that “He was passionate about being fit as he believed his body would take him into everywhere he needed to go.”

Colin was not originally slated for this rotation but was eager to serve. He made it clearly known to the Regimental Sergeant Major that he was eager to get on this tour. “He told me he would give it his all… and he did.” – Chief Warrant Officer Chris Kaye, 1 Canadian Field Ambulance Regimental Sergeant Major.

“Throughout the evacuation process, our soldiers and medical personnel fought hard, just as Private Wilmot often did, to save the life of their patient. Sadly, his injuries were too extensive to save him.”
– General Denis Thompson, Task Force Afghanistan Commander.

Heroes do exist. Colin is one of them.

Single arm KB Carry
2 laps per arm (150’)
3 sets building

“Wilmot“
Six rounds for time of:
50 Squats
25 Ring dips

*20 min cap

Compare to Aug.31/16

 

10 Responses

  1. Jackie

    Single arm KB carry 300’ per arm
    40, 45, 50

    In memory of Colin Wilmot
    6R
    50 squats
    25 Ring Dips
    20 minute cap

    Completed 5 R, 17 squats at the cap. Used a box for the dips.

    Now…walking might pose a challenge!

    Thanks Kevin. Fun morning.

  2. Rémi B

    “Wilmot“

    Two rounds with ring dips then switched to box presses (legs tucked, elbow lowered below shoulder). Five rounds and 3 presses.

    Had a hard time with form, thanks coach Kevin for holding me to higher standards!

    Great job 6amers!!!

  3. Ryanne

    Single arm KB Carry
    2 laps per arm (150’)
    3 sets building
    45,50,55

    “Wilmot“
    Six rounds for time of:
    50 Squats
    25 Ring dips (box dips )

    5 rounds 37 squats

  4. AMY HOGAN

    Moblilt
    WUx1
    Single arm KB carry 300’ per arm
    25-30-35

    In memory of Colin Wilmot
    6 Rounds
    50 squats
    25 Ring Dips(with box, bent knees)
    20 minute cap

    Time: 16:47

  5. Fred

    Single arm KB Carry
    2 laps per arm (150’)
    3 sets building
    50-60-60# (60 was perfect as my left hand grip was barely making the second lap)

    “Wilmot“
    Six rounds for time of:
    50 Squats – 10-10-5-5-5-5… except for first round)
    25 Ring dips (box dips) – 10-5-5-5… 10-5-3-3-2-2 last two sets
    *20 min cap
    Time: 19:52 (snuck in just below the cap…)

  6. Del

    Single arm KB Carry
    2 laps per arm (150’)
    3 sets building
    60-70-80
    “Wilmot“
    Six rounds for time of:
    50 Squats
    25 Ring dips -24″ box dips straight leg
    18:44 was 5 rounds 18 squats

    Thanks Kevin!

    Forrest
    Three rounds for time of:
    20 L-pull-ups -did regular pull-ups
    30 Toes to bar – did kipping knee raises sets of 5
    40 Burpees
    Run 800 meters
    50ish didn’t rush through, more of a T2B practice

  7. Stephdh120

    Single Arm KB Carry
    300’/arm(3sets)
    30/35/35#

    Wilmot (20min cap)
    6rounds
    50 squats
    25 box dips
    Time:18.39
    (2015 only did the 25sq & 15 paralette @12.45 )

  8. Aubrey

    Did this one at the lake. First WOD in a month….
    Hero “Wilmot“
    Six rounds for time of:
    50 Squats
    25 Ring dips between lawn chairs
    300 squats
    142 dips at the *20 min cap

  9. Kristen

    Single arm KB carry 300’ per arm
    30-35-40

    “Wilmot”
    6 Rounds
    50 squats
    25 Ring Dips (box dips)
    20 minute cap

    5 rounds and 34 squats.

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