Hero Workout of the Day (Zachary Tellier)

QIC: Fissure

Date: 05/06/2019

PAX: Prosciutto, FNG-Holdup, Whittler, Mr. Clean, Ducktales, Hasbro, Milkman, Radiohead, Lugnut, U-Turn

AO: The Huey


Real, real nice.  Great view of the stars as we stretched our (my) aching backs


Forward Fold
Calf stretches
Knee to chest stretch
Lay on ground back stretch

Ssh x 35
All in cadence

The Thang

Prosciutto summarized how we (Mr. Clean, Picasso, Vila, Prosciutto and YHC) felt Saturday upon finishing the goruck tough with “I literally can’t even.”  Well, it was tempting to take it easy today but ya’ll deserve better than that.

Zachary Tellier hero WOD (with slight revisions)

10 Burpees (mosey lap)

10 Burpees
25 Push-Ups (mosey lap)

10 Burpees
25 Push-Ups
50 Lunges (25 each leg)

10 Burpees
25 Push-Ups
50 Lunges (25 each leg)
100 partner Sit-Ups (50 each) (mosey lap)

10 Burpees
25 Push-Ups
50 Lunges (25 each leg)
100 partner Sit-Ups (50 each)
150 Air Squats

10 penalty burpees for no flag



Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte was a combat infantryman with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Bragg. He died Sept. 29, 2007 of wounds sustained while on a ground patrol in Afghanistan.

The previous April, Tellier’s unit was conducting a mounted patrol when one of its vehicles drove over and detonated a bomb, which set the vehicle on fire, according to a statement from the 82nd Airborne.

Tellier pulled two paratroopers out of the vehicle to safety, suffering severe burns to his hands. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with valor for his actions.

After he was burned, Tellier jumped up in the turret to return fire, said Sgt. Michael Layton, a member of Tellier’s unit. A lieutenant made Tellier get out of the vehicle because of his injuries, Layton said.

“Zachary Tellier has to be the biggest hero I’ve ever known or heard of, not just because of what he did, but because of his personality,” Layton said. “He came in the Army because he wanted to be around soldiers and serve his country, and he paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Tellier is survived by his wife, Sara Tellier of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, David W. Tellier of Groton, Mass.; and his mother, Pamela Rodriguez, of Falmouth, Mass.

The workout was first posted by CrossFit DC (Washington D.C., USA) on May 27, 2009. The original post said Zach “basically lived on [Coach] Chris Rutynas’ couch for months at a time. If you noticed Chris pushing even harder than usual [during this WOD], its because he knew what this was about.”


A few of us did the goruck tough this past Friday night.  It was tough.  You should do one.

Ducktales took his shirt off at the mall the other day because his youngest urinated on him.

Ducktales took his shirt off today because he is Ducktales.

Don’t ask Lugnut about Father Nelson.

PSA: Burpee penalties for no flag are meant to be performed at the end of that workout by those present (the offender doesn’t owe them to the guys later).  Lately it seems like the penalty has lost its way.


Memorial Day murph at The Dame 5/27

Fallen Five ruck 7/13 stay tuned for details

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