3 Years Gone

AO: Gladiator

When: 2024-04-04

QIC: Stroller

PAX (15): Butterknife, Chanel, Cheneral, Dark_Side, defcon2, Dutch Oven, Hitchcock, Macbeth, Manscape, Missionary, Scratch-Off, Spandex, Speedo, Stroller, Brownie


3 years since my dad passed away. Got something good planned. 15 showed up during Spring Break week to join in the celebration. Some were more on time than others...


Jog behind the rec center and circle up. We did 10x a bunch of things. I don't really remember.

The Thang:

Mosey to the soccer field. Today's WOD is "Kerrie." Officer Kerrie Orozco was killed in the line of duty on 5-20-15. Here is the workout:
  • 100m run
  • 5 burpees
  • 20 situps
  • 15 mercans
  • 100m run
You'll notice the original workout calls for 2 minutes of rest between rounds. Well, this is F3 and we don't do that. So instead PAX did Absolutions matching the round # after the second run. This ate up most of the time, and after giving the six a couple minutes to catch up we all jailbroke back to the flag. Scratch-off led us in Jack Webbs until time was up.


  • I spoke about the anniversary of my dad's passing and requested prayers
  • BigShort- baby #4 coming today!
  • Halpha Day starting next Friday night at Boneyard
  • Convergence May 4 at Nirvana

Naked-Man Moleskin:

If I were as wise as Speedo I would have designed a workout that was an analogy for grief and what I've experienced the past 3 years. Instead I just do something hard. Sometimes it feels OK. Sometimes it feels like day 1 all over again. Two things I have learned:
  1. God is good. I could point to lots of specific examples, but I'll just say- God has been here through it all
  2. This is a special community. The guys who reached out in the first days and months, the ones who continue to ask- thank you. The folks in Wilmington who prayed over me in the days after my dad passed will always be special to me. There were months where I had to go to F3 just to feel normal. Thank you all. I'm trying to pay it forward as much as it can.

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