Not weight loss or fitness related, but just wanted to put this here.
I appreciate all veterans, but today I am especially thankful for my grandfathers, both of whom served in WWII, sacrificing more than I could imagine so that I could be here today. My grandfather (left) Fred Burger served as a message runner behind the lines in Europe and my other grandfather (right) Capt. Jack Morrison fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the 274th AFA Bn. God bless those brave souls who have gone before us, are still serving, and those heroes who never returned.
Since our box did not do a hero WOD today in honor of Veteran’s Day, tomorrow a few of us will spend an hour in the hurt locker to show respect for heroes worldwide. It is extremely miniscule to what the men and women of our armed forces have done, but I feel its more than appropriate.
“Respect the training. Honor the commitment. Cherish the results.”
This week wraps up peek week for me and I am thankful to say that it is over. I periodically look back over my training schedule and journal and honestly cannot believe that I have been able to maintain it.
I have seen quite a few people here in my area sign up for the same half/full that I will be doing and many won’t make it. Some have dropped out due to injury and others have never honored their commitment to train and finish. While the injury issues I can understand, signing up and then just never doing it leaves me scratching my head.
For those of you who have gone before me, I salute you. I salute your determination and commitment to not only put yourself out there and do something like run your first half, full, or Iron Man. This really hit home with me this week as I looked at my schedule and thought about all of those who have done something similar. Despite it being hard at times to figure out how to get the training in, I am so very thankful for the ability to be able to do it and look forward to my feet crossing that finish line in Savannah.