It was 4 years ago yesterday that I first answered Spandex’s call and posted at the Gladiator. Life was a lot different then- I had 2 fewer kids, the Gladiator started at 0530, no one cared about Elon Musk’s musings, etc.
So despite not having Q’d a beatdown in months, I was signed up long ago to take the helm at the Boneyard today. Inspiration came from Lehigh Valley and their fallen brother Treehugger.
Start with 4 burpees
Mosey into the woods and stop at the path split for:
15x SSH (quick cadence)
Mosey to the pull-up station, where YHC had staged a lamp, board of pain, and 40ish # sandbag.
YHC shared a word about Treehugger and then quickly explained the BD (see the very bottom of this post for the full post from Lehigh Valley). 5 rounds:
10 pull-ups (modify with sandbag rows or burpees)
40 yd Burpee Broadjumps (without any yard markers, PAX were instructed to complete 15)
50 yd Heart-Charger (Sprint) (PAX were instructed to sprint ~15 seconds)
1/2 mile run (to the flag and back)
Unfortunately brother @dinghy took a tumble on his first run to the flag and took off with Feathers for some quick treatment.
This one definitely got the heart rate up! Brownie, Raspberry Pi, and Vertigo completed the WOD and the extra run from the pull-up station to the flag again. The rest of us completed most of the 5th set and ran to the flag, where we had time for 25 squats and a round of American Hammers.
F3/FiA/2.0 convergence 8/6 at Wills Park, 7am
When I first came to F3 I was just getting ready to start a marathon build that would ultimately fail. I was a broken man in several ways when that happened, but that’s when I really committed to this group and they picked me back up. I haven’t looked back. These 4 years have seen a lot of personal challenges, but I can honestly say that every time I’ve posted it has only improved my day. To all the brothers who have been there and supported me…what’s next? Let’s get after it! Aye!!!
Now read on for the message from Lehigh Valley:
On Wednesday evening, one of our PAX, Dave Crossett, F3 name Treehugger, was unexpectedly, suddenly, and tragically killed in a tree cutting accident at the age of 39. He leaves behind four children and his wife of 16 years, along with other siblings. We as a PAX are grieving the loss of Dave and supporting his family during this time of grief.
Dave was a true HIM. He was an accomplished attorney and co-owned his own practice, Cornerstone Law Firm. He loved serving others and the Lord and was deeply involved in ministry at his local church. He served as Chairman of the Elder Board at Fleetwood Bible Church. He received his Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law. He attended the Word of Life Bible School in NY and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL. Dave loved to mentoring others while teaching Sunday school and often preaching. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife and four children, teaching his children scriptures and to love Jesus. Dave was held all PAX accountable and often heckled the PAX in good humor, but never left a PAX member behind.
I wanted to ask you all if you can share his story amongst the nation, pray for his family, and make public a WOD to run across the nation the Fleetwood PAX and I created to honor Dave. The WOD contains most of Dave’s favorite ways to get the PAX groaning.
The WOD is titled “The Crossett Fit Games.” PAX can wear a 20# weighted vest, as Dave often sported one in the gloom. The WOD is as follows:
Five Rounds of the following:
1. 10 Pull-ups
2. 20 V-sits (ups)
3. 30 Merkins
4. 40 yd Broad Jump Burpees
5. 50 yd Heart Chargers (full sprint)
6. 1/2 Mile Run
I thank you for taking time to read this and for your support of Dave (Treehugger) and the rest of the PAX of the nation.