“Anthony Jovic”

555 Fitness Hero WOD

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  • For Time
  • 20 Back Squats (225/155 lb)
  • 20 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 20 Push Presses (155/105 lb)
  • 20 Handstand Push-Ups
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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Anthony Jovic, FDNY, Engine 279, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

In those first weeks after Lt. Anthony Jovic disappeared with other members of Engine Co. 279 at the World Trade Center, his wife, Cynthia, concentrated on being strong for his two boys, Matthew, 10, and Peter, 9. So she had a little psychological trick she played on herself to keep going.

"I'd say, 'He's working today. He's going to come home tonight,'" she recalled. "That night it would be, 'OK, he's working tonight, he's going to come home tomorrow.' Every day I'd tell myself the same thing."

It was because Cynthia Jovic can't imagine morning coffee without her husband of 16 years, a big kidder and hugger-and-kisser who never got through a day without several times telling her and the boys he loved them.
Source: 555fitness.org
Equipment : Barbell, Box
Scoring : For Time
Category : The Heroes
Dates : September 11
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