The unofficial kickoff to summer was sunny, hot, beautiful — in other words, summery. (Today — not so much.)
You and I and nearly everyone else in Westport went to the beach, opened the pool, grilled burgers and/or drank beer/wine/margaritas.
Dozens of other much more motivated and noble folks raised money for a great cause.
A great Memorial Day-related cause, in fact.
CrossFit Westport hosted a “Hero” Workshop. Honoring Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy — immortalized in the movie “Lone Survivor,” about a Navy SEALs mission to take out a Taliban leader — it involves a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and another 1-mile run.
There were 4 heats yesterday morning — and all were packed. Veterans, community members and local fitness businesses participated.
All funds raised go to the Catch a Lift Fund. The organization provides gym memberships and home gym equipment to help wounded post-9/11 service members heal mentally and physically, through physical fitness.
Westport photographer Irene Penny captured all the action.
If her photos make you feel like a slacker — don’t worry. You can join the “Hero” Workshop next year.
Or make a contribution to the Catch a Lift Fund here.