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This is definitely the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. I’d much prefer to go somewhere, a long, long way away and crawl deep into a cave or under a huge rock, away from everyone and everything, rather than facing all of you on a day like today. But I know that running away from it, and from all of you, my friends, my community is the worst thing I could do… after all, you all loved her too.

And what in the world am I talking about? Lucy. My companion for the past 9 years, friend, first “kid”, the sweetest and most loving dog I’ve ever known. Who wouldn’t love her (other than the mailman, of course). You see, yesterday, Lucy passed away. I wish I could say it was just from old age, or some other natural cause, but no… the truth is she died in the back of my car. I brought her in to work yesterday, just like I have almost every day for the past 3 ½ years, but for some insane, unknown reason, I forgot her there. The day got hot, and away she went.

I can’t begin to explain the amount of pain that I’m in – sorrow, guilt, shame, bewilderment, fear, anger, pity, anguish. It feels like a huge hole has been ripped out of my gut, and nothing will ever, ever replace it. Yes, I know life goes on, and that I will get past this, but right now it hurts more than anything.

I’m writing all of this to all of you because you all knew and loved Lucy too, and I know you’ll miss her. I thought it fitting to write a workout for Lucy… she loved the gym and everyone in it… and I know how much she loved to run, skip, and jump around the gym… I’d like to honor her this way. Lets make tomorrow, Friday, June 27th, Lucy’s day.


For time:
400m Run
40 Burpees
400m Skip
40 Squat Cleans – 95 lbs
400m Broad Jump
40 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls – 95 lbs
400m Run
40 Dips



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