On December 4, 2021 an OG in the CrossFit community sadly took his own life leaving behind a wife and two young children. He suffered greatly from depression, PTSD and mental illness after retiring from the U.S. Army. Despite his passion to coach and help others unlock their true potential, his own personal darkness became too much to see any light. A personal friend to YHC’s M, YHC wanted to come up with some sort of event to help our veteran’s here in Lexington….but how? The CrossFit community came up with a workout called “Suffer”. After thought and considerations and modifications, the Don’t Suffer Challenge was born.
YHC was truly, truly taken back and humbled by the generosity and selflessness with the F3 community in Lexington and its surrounding areas. Not knowing what to expect YHC stood in a circle surrounded by 59 others, who gave their time, their money, and their bodies to make the Inaugural Don’t Suffer Challenge a MASSIVE success.
Here’s what went down…..
High 50’s and PERFECT!
2 minute warning…..GO TIME!
Disclaimer, Not a Pro, No FNG, Listen to Body
Mosey to the track
SSH IC x 10; LBAC IC x 10, RLBAC IC x 10, TTT (By Request), IC x 10
The Don’t Suffer Challenge
AMRAP in 44 Minutes:
-20 Iron Crosses
-1 25 Yard Bear Crawl
-14 Jump Squats
-4 Burp and Merk (Burpee with 4 Merkins in down position back to up position is 1 Rep)
-1 25 Yard Bear Crawl
-18 Plank Jacks
-4 Burp and Merk
***While is working to complete above, partner does a 400m run around the track. When they switch partner who ran picks up exercises where other partner left off
Mosey back to the MANY Shovel Flags
-Safe Run Lexington week of May 16; New Route; Sign Up and Safe Swag coming soon
-Blood Drive, Friday April 29, 4pm-9pm at River Bluff High School for Stitches LLS Student of the Year Campaign
-May 5, 4:30 Cinco De Mayo Taco Tailgate at Salsarita’s in Lexington; both locations selling Fiesta Packs (200 goal)
-Ken Doll helping turn an idea into reality with his direction
-No Help our Nantan who was all but No Help but a HUGE Help, starting the Basketball Bracket, the Social Media work….for all you do for our F3 Community
-Argyle for the setup help and spreading the word
-Dominion for setup help and sponsorship and guidance
-Thumbs Up for thinking of the sound system and bringing it
-Eggo for the coin design
-Our Sponsors: TDC Cleaning Services, Old Mill Chiropractic, Old Mill Brew Pub, Jen Wilkes State Farm, Spotters Nutrition, Meeting Street Motors, 803 Realty
-ALLLL PAX Present and not for their generous donations and contributions; at the time of this BackBlast money is still coming in but we have over $3,600 to donate to the Midlands Transitional Retreat Center
-FIA’s and F3’s with Cancer
-Swanson’s M Mother (Cancer)