Never Forget: September 11th

Never Forget: September 11th

September 11, 2001 America suffered the most deadly terrorist attacks in world history.  2996 dead.  2977 victims, 19 terrorists.  343 firefighters and 72 police officers died that morning.  4 airplanes were hijacked.  2 flown into the World Trade Center buildings, which both fell.  1 flown into the Pentagon.  1 airplane’s passengers overtook the terrorists and the craft went down in PA, killing all aboard.  The victims were mostly American, however, 90 countries lost lives in the attacks.  I remember the day vividly.  The chaos, uncertainty, and strong feelings of helplessness.  I was in Buffalo, NY that day.  We remember those attacks and those who innocently lost their lives trying to flee or help others.  Disclaimer given and the group was asked to complete the first 30 minutes in silence as a tribute and to remember the fallen.  Off we went.


Mosey down South Campus Drive to lot P9.  Circle up.


Merkin x 10 IC

Mountain Climber x 10 IC

Peter Parker x 10 IC

Low Slow Jump Squat x 10 IC

Mosey over to Lot P8.  Start at the wall of the South Campus Hub.


10 Donkey kicks on Hub wall.  10 Heels to Heaven.  Run to end of Lot P8 at island 3.  5 Double Merkin Burpees.  10 Carolina Dry Docks.  Run around island 3 and continue to Hub wall.  Repeat until YHC calls it.  You against you, or the guy next to you.  AMRAP.  Most guys got 6-8 reps.

Circle up between island 1 and 2 in P8.  Mary: All IC/Keep legs at 6 inches between exercises.  Dolly x 20/Flutter x 20/LBC x 20.

Mosey to the P8 exit.  Backwards bear crawl up the hill to South Campus Drive.  Plank

Plank-o-rama: Right arm high/Right leg high/Swap for left/Low Plank/RLH/LLH/Merkin x 10 IC

Mosey down Campus Drive.  Left on unnamed road next to Lake Latin.  On to Coach’s Pavilion.

Bench Repeat Set 

10 Step up/15 Derkin/20 Dips.  Repeat until YHC calls it.  Most pax got 5 reps.

Mosey back down unnamed road and left on South Campus Dr.  Left on walkway to Patten Stadium.  Stop at bridge.

People’s Chair: Alternate RLH/LLH/Several 10 counts

Mosey back to launch lot.  Mary/Plank Work

High Flutter x 15 IC/Rosalita x 15 IC/High Plank/Right hand out/LLH/Swap.  Heels to Heaven x 15 IC.  Low Plank Jack x 10 IC.  Protractor.



September 11, 2001 was a terribly sad day in America and around the world.  Evil came and invaded all of our lives that day.  Thousands of people trying to go about their days did not make it home.  A terrorist group took credit.  The news outlets covered the attacks extensively.  Then the focus shifted from evil to good as we watched America get back up and go about the business of righting itself, as much as possible.  People helped each other and showed courage and strength of the American people in the face of extreme adversity and evil.  The American spirit has endured.  The terrorist leader ultimately responsible for the attacks was killed several years later by a Seal Team 6 operator.  17 years has passed.  We will never forget.

Must admit, with Spackler and Semi among our group, I was slightly nervous about the request for silence for most of the workout, to honor and remember the victims.  They both did a great job.  The group honored the request.  Always powerful to turn off the volume at an F3 workout, where, typically, the mumblechatter is relentless, such as at Hawk’s Nest.  Thank you, men.  Strong work out there today.

Thank you to Hannibal for the takeout prayer.

Thank you Hops for the invite to Q Hawk’s Nest, especially on this day of remembrance.  Always an honor and great privilege to lead a fine group of men.


The Outpost: Men’s Weekend 09/20-09/23 at Camp Harrison.  Scratch and Win is your Q

Peru Mission Trip Opportunities: 2 upcoming trips.  Check Slack/Twitter for informational sessions to learn more.  Jrr Tolkien can also give you info.  He went last year and spoke very highly of the experience.

Continue to pray for Bout Time’s son, Jennings, and the Palmer family.

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HopsPosted on1:36 pm - Sep 11, 2018

Solid Q Mermaid. Can’t decide if my struggling through workouts is due to: age, heat/humidity, need to drop 10 lbs., difficulty of workout? All of the above likely today.
Good to see some pax not normally at HN, i.e. Cottonmouth, Witch Doctor, Baracus.
Flo Jo returned to HN, too (not listed in pax list). Great to have you back brother.
Spackler with his arms up on the wall during People’s Chair was classic stuff.

HIPAAPosted on3:21 pm - Sep 11, 2018

Nice, respectful and solemn Q, Mermaid. You don’t realize how much of a difference the chatter makes until it isn’t there. I definitely think the silence made a difference.

P.s. – There’s two AA’s in HIPAA, boys.

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