Monday 9/5/16

Monday 9/5/16

The CrossFit community lost one of it’s own recently to a tragic culprit. Becky Sefscik passed away on Aug. 31, 2015 after deciding to take her own life.

We at FitnessHQ don’t want to judge Becky, but aim to instead be real, try to honor her and hopefully help others.

Becky was a Navy veteran and suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD.  She was a coach at CrossFit The Tracks in Erlanger, Kentucky and according to her CrossFit Games page could do Grace in 1:45 — wow!

Those close to her say she was really good at hiding her pain. Everyone knew she had some struggles — we all do in everyday life — but no one realized the depth of her despair. She had many close friends in and out of the gym and many of them are still in disbelief.*

CrossFit The Tracks is performing a WOD on Labor Day this year 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!”  Becky of course did it and crushed it.


For Time:

800 meter run

30 squat snatches (III-95/65, II-80/55, I-65/45)

400 meter run

30 hang squat cleans (same weight)

200 meter run

30 back squats (same weight)

400 meter run

30 push ups

800 meter run

30 pull ups


AMRAP in 14 Mins:

Buy In: 30 Alternating Wall Ball Sit Ups

4 Alternating Rounds of Cindy (1 partner does full round of Cindy then other partner does full round)

200m Run Together

*"Cindy" is

 5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Squats