When one of our own was mourning the loss of her child, another CF cummunity her about it and jumped on board to show their support. Now it's our turn. CrossFit Xtra Mile did a memorial workout. Let's return the favor and show our support. Here's the story.....
"Clay was born on 7/14/1993 and weighed only 5lbs 10oz. He was called little guy his entire life! He might have been small, but he was the strongest person I knew. He was strong mentally, emotionally and physically. Everything that Clay did, he did with heart and always gave 110%.
Corey Lewis and CrossFit played a huge part in Clay’s life. He started training with Corey back in 2010. They quickly became good friends. His goals at that time were to get stronger, both physically and mentally, and also become faster and more agile for the next baseball season. Needless to say, like all of us, he fell in love with CrossFit. The changes in him were phenomenal!
On February 21st, 2012, Clay was killed in an automobile accident - completely shattering my whole world. Shortly after Clay’s accident, Corey reached out to me and my family with an invite to attend a WOD in honor of Clay and to help raise money for a memorial scholarship we had started at St. John Vianney High School. I attended the event with a very heavy heart. I was unable to participate in the WOD that night because I was so out of shape. I walked out that night making a promise to myself - I would never let another birthday or angel day pass without honoring my son with his WOD. So a couple weeks later, I joined CrossFit Xtra Mile! You see - CrossFit does this funny thing; it makes you want to be a better person. It made me want to be better and stronger for Clay.
I am extremely thankful for Corey and my Xtra Mile family. They help me live a stronger life. Now all of my WODs are in honor of Clay.
Thank you all for taking the time to remember my Clay! The CrossFit community is so awesome!"
AMRAP 18 minutes
2 Muscle Ups
21 one arm DB snatch (55/35)
12 Burpee Box Overs (24/20)