Tim's #WODoftheWEEK 'Holleyman.'
Last Friday on Veterans Day, I did the, 'Holleyman' hero WOD and learned a lot about myself. Now, I present it to you for the VoyEdge RX #WODoftheWEEK.
Don't forget to post your times below once you tackle this beast of a WOD. Let's jump right in. My time is down below.
5 wall balls
3 hand stand pushups (modified 5 hand-release pushups)
1 - 225lb power clean (I scaled down to my 80% @ 120 lbs.)
Tim's Time: 18:26 (scaled)
Maybe it is because I am still a total newbie, but this really kicked my ass. I am not the strongest person by any means, but that was why I loved this workout. This workout really was a test of will.
And I most certainly modified. I can't quite do handstand pushups yet (unlike my hand-walking hero and VoyedgeRX teammate Lauren Metcalfe), so I had to sub out the 3 handstand pushups for five hand-release pushups. That said, it still was brutal.
I knew Friday was going to be an interesting hero workout for Veterans Day, but I forgot to check the workout before class and just showed up. I don't know if that hurt or helped me but I do know one thing I worked my butt off.
Couple initial thoughts here....I don't think too many people wake in the morning and say, "Hey, I think I am going to do 90 wall balls, 150 hand-release pushups and 30 power cleans at my 80%(120lb) in 18 minutes today." Well I did, and I can say, I had the word "pride" on my mind the whole time.
Maybe it's just the Hero Workout spirit but I was reminded to have pride in not just myself but my country. With these workouts we are reminded of course of the sacrifice (which is such a beautiful/powerful thing), but also the idea that having pride is an action just like health, and service. As the lines between tears and sweat blurred in the final rounds of this 30 round beast of a workout, I hit almost a state of zen (maybe I was near passing out) but I really understand the concept of these workouts and felt like this was the first time I ever really understood what it was like to honor these heroes.
They gave everything so I could give my best, and I should be damn proud of them and myself for that.
- Tim Frankie.
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Aaron N. Holleyman, 27, of Glasgow, MS, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, based in Fort Campbell, KY, was killed on August 30, 2004, when his military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Khutayiah, Iraq.
He is survived by his daughters Shelby and Erin, son Zachary, parents Ross and Glenda, and siblings Kelly and Daniel