09/05/16

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_blockquote cite=”CrossFit The Tracks” type=”left”]Please help us honor Becky this Labor Day

1 year ago The Tracks family lost a very special friend. Becky Sefscik took her own life in late August after a long battle with PTSD that none of us realized she was fighting. She was one off our favorite trainers, best friends and she’s missed every day. She was not only an AMAZING coach, but she was one of the strongest people we all knew, mentally and physically. She had been involved with CrossFit for over 10 years.

Becky started CrossFit while serving in the US Navy around 2006. She was an aviation mechanic and was overseas during wartime. She was a Level 1 Certificate holder and starting teaching at CrossFit The Tracks in 2014. She had an engine, she ALWAYS went hard. She was very fun to be around and always had your back. She was the lady in our gym that ladies in need turned to for advice and an ear to bend. When we coached class she pushed you hard and didn’t like when athletes would stop working on during the WOD to grab a drink, members quickly learned to avoid her “water wrath” 😊 Her goal for 2016 was to be on a Regional team at The Tracks and that wasn’t too far from reach with her help. She had a 1:45 Grace, 367lb deadlift and 277lb squat. No one, even her 3 closest friends had any idea that she was fighting PTSD. She was just so strong, it’s hard to imagine. There’s a funny story about her WOD. Casey, our head coach and co-owner went on vacation. He let 5 of the coaches program 1 day each. Becky had programmed this brutal WOD. Everyone was getting crushed by it and I found out that she had not done it yet since she had been coaching. So I told her I’d coach and that she was indeed doing the crazy WOD she created. She did it and of course crushed it. When we decided to do a memorial WOD last September it wasn’t hard to come up with her WOD, she already wrote it for us.

This year we’re asking you to donate to a charity helping with Veterans Suicide Awareness & Prevention. We’ve chosen http://www.22uv.org[/x_blockquote][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]The point of this post is not to judge Becky, but to be real, try to honor her, and hopefully help others. Those close to her say she was really good at hiding her pain. Everyone knew she had some struggles like we all do in everyday life, but no one realized the depth of her pain. She had many close friends in and out of the gym and all of them are in disbelief.

CrossFit The Tracks is performing a WOD this Monday on Labor Day in her honor and is encouraging other boxes to do the same.  This is a WOD that Becky herself programmed back in July 2014 when another coach was out on vacation and came to be known at their box as “Why Becky Why?”  After co-worker Matt Plapp performed the workout, he said to Becky, “you’re not coaching the next class, you’re doing this crazy WOD!”  Which she did and crushed it.

Here is the WOD:

“Becky”
For Time complete:
800 meter run
30 squat snatches 95/65
400 meter run
30 hang cleans 95/65
200 meter run
30 back squats 95/65
400 meter run
30 push ups
800 meter run
30 pull ups

Sweatshop
800 meter run
30 dumbbell thrusters
400 meter run
30 front rack lunges per side
200 meter run
30 goblet squats
400 meter run
30 push ups
800 meter run
30 ring rows

Life Lessons

Life is hard.
Life is stressful.
We see things we’d rather not see.
We do things we wish he hadn’t done.
This hurts us inside and cuts deeper and deeper.
On top of this we sometimes feel alone.
And we feel overwhelmed.  Unable to cope.
The only way to make it through sometimes is to get help.
There are always people who care and want to help.

Two Final Thoughts
1) If you are at the end of your rope and feel like letting go, please ask for help.

2) If you are not at the end of your rope.  If you are living a normal life and would never consider of letting go of the rope of life, do your best to look out for others that may need help.  You may be able to see something no one else sees.  You may be the person who can save a life.

To Becky
We are sorry that you have left us and wish we could have helped.  But we hope that your life will now in some way help others dealing with the despair you felt.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section]




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