On the weekend of November 5th and 6th, people around the world will gather in gyms, garages, parking lots and fields to honor the life of Kirk Deligiannis, a true friend, an amazing family man and athlete who lost his life way too soon. Kirk was a selfless person, spending countless hours helping and encouraging others in their training and launching fitness challenges that raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Green Beret Foundation and Team RWB. The number of lives he has touched is innumerable!
Kirk was a serious athlete and loved a long, brutal workout. His memorial workout is just that. You can do it anywhere, even if you don't have equipment. The three official versions of this workout are below but you can scale it any way you need to by reducing the number of reps, the weight (or just do the bodyweight version) or by modifying the movements to suit your needs. All three options are advanced workouts so know yourself, your level, make it hard but be smart and don't do more than you can handle.
If you want to find an locally-organized event, use the main Facebook event to find one. If you don't see one, just post on the event page and you may find others in the area that you can join up with.
If you are in the D.C. area, we will be doing the workout on Sunday, November 6 at 9 am at the Washington Monument, off to the side by the Sylvan Theater. Click here for the Facebook Event or here for the Eventbrite registration.
If you do the workout at home or with a group of friends, that's great too! Please consider making a donation of at least $20 to Kirk's family's fund: https://www.youcaring.com/maria-deligiannis-family-659142
About the Author
I have completed 38 GORUCK events including 3-GORUCK HCL's, and have done a variety of other endurance events including Ironman Maryland 140.6 two times. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and health coach, scientist, minimalist, nature lover and single mom but on a more basic level, I'm just a woman in her 40's that likes to push her limits and write stuff sometimes. This blog is a way of sharing some of my experiences and insights.