Celebration of Life

Nov 16th, 2015

Category: CrossFit

Celebration of Life

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As many of you are aware, we lost one of our best friends over the weekend. Pat P was diagnosed with an aggressive form of mouth/throat cancer in June 2014, just a few weeks after he competed on the CFS Team at Regionals. From that point forward he fought through several invasive surgeries, chemo, and radiation. Just when we thought he was in the clear and heading towards remission his mouth pain resurfaced and the doctors gave us the unbearable news…the end was only a matter of time.

Despite everything, Pat fought through his pain and lived the last year of his life on his terms. He traveled, spent time with family and close friends, and even came and worked out at the box quite a bit. Pat never felt sorry for himself, he remained positive in a time of hopelessness. His spirit was, and forever will be, unbreakable. Pat will live on always, in our hearts.

Pat’s family has asked us to host his memorial. We could not be more honored to hold a celebration to remember our dear friend.  The memorial will be held this Sunday, November 22nd from 12-4. We will be posting more details about the celebration for Pat later this week. If you would like to help out please email [email protected]

Strength
Front Squat
3-3-3-3-3

WOD
7 rounds for time of:
7 Power cleans (95,65)
7 Thrusters (95,65)
7 Bar-facing burpees

Level 2- (75,55)
Level 1- (65,35) – 5 rounds

DISCUSSION 6 Comments

  1. Kurt Brumme 11/17/2015 at 4:35 am

    Condolences to the Padgett family and his many friends. Very sad to lose someone that young, but no doubt he’ll live on if everything I’ve heard about his personality is true.
    FS: 215
    WOD: 15:23 Rx

  2. noBeantown 11/16/2015 at 8:12 pm

    FS: 115#x3 125#x2
    WOD: 11:33 @ 45#

    A little while back I saw Pat at the gym. I didn’t know him, but I knew about what he was fighting through and I had donated to his cause. I’m generally really shy about just going up to people and introducing myself. Plus I was afraid I would be bugging him by interrupting his workout. The dude couldn’t have been more cool. I asked how he was feeling and he gave kind of a shrug, trying to be positive, but I could tell he was in some amount of discomfort (probably way more pain than he was letting off). I gave him my best wishes and encouraged him to keep kicking ass. And then he proceeded to slay the WOD. This guy was special and a tough MF. I’m so glad I said hello and shook his hand. My condolences to Pat’s family, friends, and the whole CFS community. – Rebecca

  3. Liz Bride 11/16/2015 at 8:09 pm

    Amy & Goose – I’m really sorry to hear this news. I remember Pat so well from back in the day at Bodyscapes when you all were just getting excited about Crossfit. He was a great guy who always had a huge smile on his face. It just doesn’t seem fair. Thinking of you.

  4. Brian M. Maser 11/16/2015 at 5:25 pm

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Pat, but from all that I have seen and read about him since becoming a member here at CFS, especially recently, it is apparent that he was an outstanding man who had a positive and lasting impact upon everyone he met, regardless of how briefly the meeting actually was. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and to all the members here at CFS who knew Pat. You are all better people for having had him in your lives. Tough times don’t last forever, but tough people certainly do. I have no doubt that Pat’s influence on everyone he met will live on and extend long into the future and touch the lives of people who never had the good fortune of meeting him. There is a saying, which I firmly believe to be true, that the quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others. From my chair, Pat lived a life of exceptional quality that was beyond measure. We should all strive to be so good.

  5. Nick Alonso 11/16/2015 at 2:46 pm

    My condolences to the whole CFS community on the recent loss
    of our friend. I did not have the honor
    of personally knowing Pat but am inspired by his will and zest for life. Rest in peace.

  6. JeffSully 11/16/2015 at 1:22 am

    Beautiful words about the legend himself! More than happy to help, let me know whatever you guys need!