Friday 7/4/2014

“Happy Independence Day”

Today we pay tribute to another fallen American hero, D. Scott Morrison. We are forever grateful to you and your family and will never forget what you have done for our nation.

Army Spc. Donald (Scott) Morrison, 23, died September 26, 2010 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Morrison died as a result of wounds received when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with and IED. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, Also killed was Sgt. Mark A. Simpson.

He joined the Army after his high school friend, Pvt. Branden Haunert, died in combat in Tikrit, Iraq on May 18, 2008. Scott and Branden were best friends and Morrison wanted to honor him…to take up where he fell. Scott enlisted in October 2008 as a combat engineer.

“MORRISON”

50-40-30-20-10

Wall Balls (20/14)

Box Jumps (24/20)

KB Swings (55/35)

 

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*I have been training at Crossfit Lighthouse for the past two and half years. I spent the majority of my life morbidly obese and had never worked out before. After losing the majority of the weight I started working out at work with some friends in 2010. We then came into Lighthouse in July of 2013. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anything about Crossfit. I was greeted by friendly and knowledgeable coaches who taught me the basics. As someone who until a few years prior had never picked up a weight I was very intimidated. The coaches were great at explaining that Crossfit is a process. They told me Crossfit is about slowly getting better over time and it took a while but when I finally earned the RX next to my name on the white board I was thrilled.
The coaches take the time each day to help me improve my technique and give pointers on how to move more efficiently. The coaches are extremely passionate and genuinely care about how I am doing. I am constantly amazed at the tips, drills and new ways they have of breaking down each lift. I recently have set a personal record in back squat, snatch, clean and front squat. The beauty of Crossfit is there is always something to work on and improve. The variety of movements and programs allow me to be striving for more. Training at Lighthouse has given me a confidence that I didn’t have before. I consider myself an athlete, where before I would never say that. It helps me learn how to set small attainable goals and break tasks down into manageable pieces; get through this round, break it up into sets of 5, or increase the weight by 5 pounds. I learned how to appreciate small successes and see that as part of the process. I am very grateful to be a member of Crossfit Lighthouse.

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