What kind of motivation do you bring to your WOD? Perhaps you think of fulfilling your own goals, triumphing over your past experiences or beating your fellow athletes in the heat of competition. The WOD held on Aug. 27, 2010, at CrossFit Atlanta brought a different kind of motivation: helping those in need.
The Disposable Heroes WOD was held as part of a fundraiser designed by Marines Sgt. Brad Mckee. The Disposable Heroes Project promotes events to raise money and awareness for wounded veterans. In Atlanta, athletes had to dig deep to finish the grueling WOD designed to share a fraction of the pain wounded soldiers face. Finishing was a triumph not only for the athlete but also for the cause.
Visit the Disposable Heroes Project website to learn how you can support the cause and host or attend a WOD near you.
Additional reading: Fallen but Never Forgotten by Russell Berger, published May 30, 2010.