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.
40 Squat Cleans – 95 lbs
400m Broad Jump
40 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls – 95 lbs