Jul 30th, 2015
Reminder: Endurance class takes place today at 6:00pm. Class is FREE and does not count toward your membership!
PR for Pat
One year ago, we completed this workout in honor of our dear friend, Pat Padgett. Pat has been a close personal friend of Amy and Goose since long before CrossFit Southie even existed. He has been a mainstay at the gym since it opened and has been a vibrant member of our community since then. He’s a great athlete, a fierce competitor, and an even better friend.
Last year, just a few short weeks after helping CrossFit Southie’s team lock down a 6th place finish at the Northeast Regionals, Pat was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer. He underwent multiple surgeries, the most invasive of which removed about 70% of his tongue, along with several other glands and lymph nodes. After that, he began the grueling process of radiation and chemotherapy. Doctors were unsure if Pat would ever be able to speak or eat again, but he shattered their expectations. Pat was back in the gym shortly thereafter, working on regaining the strength he had lost during his treatment.
We were hoping to be celebrating Pat’s remission one year later; however, that is not the case. Pat’s cancer has returned and he is still fighting his fight. Please keep Pat in your thoughts today as you complete this workout. We will have donation jars out at the gym if you would like to donate to Pat and his fight. Use the comment section today to send a message to Pat if you’d like. We want to show him that everyone at CrossFit Southie is behind him 100% in this fight.
Here are some important words that Pat recently posted on his Facebook page:
“It was all good just a week ago, month ago, year ago, two years ago.
Things happen and change so fast. Two years ago I had very normal and reasonable concerns and stressors in my life. Paying bills, what to do for the future, my fantasy lineup. It’s getting tough to remember those days. It’s funny how our memories work. My concerns and stressors now are not normal; nor are they reasonable. They’re not even fair, but no one ever said life is fair.
I love my family, my friends. The people who love me, I love them.
Speaking from a place of pretty deep and significant insight, I can offer this one piece of wisdom I have learned through my experience: The ONLY things that matter in life are your family, friends, experiences, and love. Everything else is just fluff.”
20 minutes AMRAP
6 Power Cleans (185,135)
50 ft Handstand Walk*
Level 3 (155,105)
Level 2 (125, 80)
Level 1 (95,55)
* sub= 3 wallclimbs
Conditioning Class: WOD
Every 3 minutes for 24 minutes
20/15 calories on Airdyne
Conditioning Class: Core
10 Banded Isometric Pushouts/side
10 Strict knee or leg raises