The 31Heroes Project was established to honor the 31 Americans killed in action on August 6, 2011 when their Extortion 17 helicopter went down in Afghanistan. They serve to impact the lives of our nation's heroes and their families, while remembering the fallen, through athletic endeavors and competitive fundraising events. On June 4th, The 31Heroes Project held their Workout to Remember Main Event Launch Party at CrossFit Rife in Virginia Beach. They hosted a WOD (Crossfit lingo for Workout Of the Day) to spread awareness about Boot Campaign's Pushups For Charity initiative. lululemon athletica was there with a selection of awesome workout gear, the Lucky Peach food truck serving some deliciousness to die for, and Astro DJs spinning the ones and twos to keep everyone jamming and rocking their WOD.
As I will be photographing the Joggin' for Frogmen 5K, which will be held at Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk on August 1st, Trisha Snelgrove, the Chief Operating Officer of The 31Heroes Project and Cameron Cooper, the Race Coordinator for the Norfolk Joggin' for Frogmen 5K invited me to join them at the event. It was an amazing event, watching, photographing, and cheering on everyone crushing the WOD. The WOD consisted of the following:
- 90 seconds of pushups
- AMRAP 10 (As Many Rounds As Possible in 10 mins)
- 10 burpees
- 15 kettlebell swings
- 20 sit ups
- 200M run
It was an awesome event, with awesome music (thanks Astro DJs) and awesome food! If you haven't had the Lucky Peach, you are SERIOUSLY missing out!!! The menu they had during the event was seriously mouth watering. I indulged in the sweet potato biscuit withe pulled pork and apple slaw. It was so delicious, I was tempted to lick the plate!
But any who, here are some photos from the Workout to Remember!