Forged Friday

Of the more than 3000 WODs I’ve written, I write this one with the heaviest heart.  On January 11th, 2018; 2 of our tribe lost their 2 twin boys.  Judson John and Drew Barron were born at 11:38 and 11:44 pm.  Jessie gave birth to two live boys who took their last breaths shortly after.  Barron and Jessie have shown incredible strength and used those moments with their boys to be taught more about life than they ever imagined.  Barron and Jessie’s last goal and milestone with their boys was to “live for them”.  In this time of tragedy, let us all be reminded to hug the ones we love and to value every moment we have. Life can be a short, fragile thing and every single breath is a blessing.  Today with our efforts, we honor the boys and we revel in and are thankful for every breath we take today in their honor.  Those of you that know and love Barron and Jessie, hug them, high five them and give them love.  Today we celebrate life, many of us right by Barron’s side. We love you guys, I love you guys.  Thank you for the honor of knowing you. Your boys will never be forgotten.


Muscle up


“The Boys”

In teams of 2, in “I go, then you go” fashion:

Perform as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:

1 Muscle up, (scale to 2 bar muscle ups, or 3 jumping bar muscle ups)

11 Hang Power Cleans, 135/95lbs

18 Double unders

Post total rounds completed to beyond the whiteboard.

Prayer of Tecumseh Native American/ Shawnee Chief

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, Perfect your life, Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the Great Divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a Friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the Joy of Living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the Spirit of its Vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death Song and die like a Hero going Home.