OUTWOD Hero WOD
- 5 Rounds for Time
- 60 High Knees
- 30 Burpees
- 20 Chair Dips
- 10 Air Squats
With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written for 5 rounds.
Score is the time on the clock when the last round of Air Squats is completed.
High Knee: With the stance hip-width apart, drive one knee up to the chest in a swift motion, followed by the other knee a quickly as possible like running in place.
About the wod
On October 1, 2012, in Khost, Afghanistan, SSgt Johnson was killed in action when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol.
Before deploying in 2012, SSgt Johnson married her
long-time partner, Tracy. However, upon her death, the Army did not consider Tracy as her next of
kin. When the Army representatives arrived to inform SSgt Johnson’s family of her death, Tracy presented their marriage certificate and asked to be part of the military escort that would welcome her wife back to U.S. soil. Since the discriminatory policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was still in place, her request was initially denied.
Ultimately, at the request of SSgt Johnson’s mother, Sandra Johnson, the Army granted Tracy’s request.
SSgt Johnson has received numerous awards and decorations and, most recently, had a National Guard Center named in her honor.
The workout was designed by OUTWOD @outwod as part of the OUTMemorial fundraising campaign.
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