9’s and 11’s on 9-11

THE SCENE:
A perfect 63 degrees. Overcast and still very dark out. I was not 100% sure I was in the right place.  But then I scanned the area and saw that Rabbit was nowhere to be found, so I knew I’d made it to Neverland.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Fully disclaimed, then fully disclaimed again when a FNG arrived midway through the Warm-o-rama.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Merkins IC x8.  Zima immediately speculated that I might be an impostor.
SSH IC x46.  Mumblechatter started around count 31.
At 8:46am ET on 9/11/2001, American Airlines Flight 11 traveling from Boston to LA struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Merkins IC x9
SSH IC x3
At 9:03am ET on 9/11/2001, American Airlines Flight 175 traveling from Boston to LA struck the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Merkins IC x9
SSH IC x37
At 9:37am ET on 9/11/2001, American Airlines Flight 77 traveling from Dulles to LA struck the Pentagon Building in Washington, D.C.

Merkins IC x10
SSH IC x3
At 10:03am ET on 9/11/2001, United Airlines Flight 93 traveling from Newark to San Francisco crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA.

THA-THANG:
In honor of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, today we did 9’s and 11’s.  A cone was placed at the start point and the Shovel Flag was placed about 40 yards away.

9’s:  Bodybuilders/BBSU
Run to SF for 8 Bodybuilders, run back to cone for 1 BBSU
Run to SF for 7 Bodybuilders, run back to cone for 2 BBSU

Run to SF for 1 Bodybuilder, run back to cone for 8 BBSU

At this point we interrupted the workout to reflect on the interruption that was 9/11.  Each PAX shared where they were at the time of the attacks and how it changed their lives.

11’s: Burpees/WWI Situps
Run to SF for 10 Burpees, run back to cone for 1 WWI Situp
Run to SF for 9 Burpees, run back to cone for 2 WWI Situps

Run to SF for 1 Burpee, run back to cone for 10 WWI Situps

The last few rounds of the 11’s had to be cut for time.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX (1 FNG):  Choker (QIC), Flobee, Tree Hugger, Wolfpack (FNG), Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It is amazing how our brains take an exact snapshot when tragic events occur.  Our grandparents remembered every detail from the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked.  Our parents know exactly where they were and what they were doing when JFK was assassinated.  For us, the morning of the 9/11 attacks is burned into our memory.  My hope and prayer is that our kids can grow up without their own life-changing tragedy to remember.

MOLESKIN:
Nitro #coffeeteria never disappoints.

Shout out to Foxtrot at F3 Cape Fear for his backblast from 9/11/2017 which inspired today’s Thang.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
GrowRuck.

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