One of our newest members, Kristen Kish has a TV Show debuting August 17th at 8pm on the Travel Channel. She is fired up about it and as one big fitness community I think it’s important to support each other plus….She travels to cool places and cooks so, what’s better than that.
– Bern K. Prince
Friday August 14th, at 209 Columbus Ave, at 830pm we will be celebrating the joining of Danielle Martin and Marco Mendes. We will leave the gym at 928pm and head over to Zocalo.
-Bern K. Prince
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but its enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness.”
On Friday August 14th, at 830pm, we will celebrate The Engagement of Danielle Martin and Marco Mendes, literally the 1st couple to meet at the gym and get married so I figured….lets celebrate it.
More Details are coming all this week.
Hey Athletes, Friends, and Teammates….
Last year at this time we as apart of the Crossfit Community did a fundraiser for Pat Pat Padgett. He is a crossfitter from Southie that was diagnosed with cancer. Here is how he is doing. I ll allow him to say it in his own words because, well just because…..
From Pat P…..
I just popped onto Facebook and scrolled through caught the southie blog post and of course noticed the “pr for pat” workout is on the docket for tomorrow.
I read through the little write up on the blog and watched the video. It took me right back to that day. A day that I was just so so overwhelmed with positive vibes and love and support, from all my southie fam, and extended CrossFit fam all around the state and region and some other parts of the country.
It was a day where I saw some really cool things happen, talked (as best I could) to a lot of people, made some new friends and really just had a great hopeful uplifting day.
The coming days and weeks and months were tough, I started my chemo and radiation shortly after that day and it was a grinding process. Radiation everyday for 6 weeks topped off with huge doses of chemo (up to 5 hours at a time) every other week.
I was beyond optimistic, I was 100% certain that I would be overcoming this illness and my story would be one of inspiration, and hope. A story that people could look back on and draw encouragement from, and something that I would look back on and say something about what doesn’t kill me etc etc.
I was prepared to document my recovery and my progress as I got back into shape, got my life back together and began a new chapter with a new title to my name “Pat Padgett: brother, son, friend….. Cancer survivor”
However life has a way of throwing everyone’s plans out the window. So things haven’t exactly gone the way I was expecting them to. My very first MRI post surgery and post treatment showed an abnormality. A few weeks later another more conclusive MRI showed what everyone feared. My cancer had come back, almost immediately once treatment ended it came back and it was making it very obvious that it wouldn’t be going away no matter how many kitchen sinks we threw at it.
So my story won’t end the way I had hoped, and it will be a shorter book with less chapters than I planned on.
I’m still trying my best to live my life to the fullest. If you’re friends with me on fb you know I’ve been traveling a lot. Some big trips with huge groups of family and friends, some trips with small intimate groups, and everything in between. I’ve also been trying to organize as many social gatherings as possible to spend time with as many of my friends as often as possible. As I recently said and was quoted the only things in life that matter are friends, family, experiences, and love.
Yesterday was my birthday, and I’ll admit it was a pretty tough day. Aside from my general daily challenges and struggles, my mental battle, my hugely alien looking swollen face, and the constant relentless pain, this was my birthday. It’s a very strange and hollow and haunting feeling to know almost for a fact that, that will be the last birthday I ever see alive. I don’t say this to be dramatic or draw sympathy, I’m only trying to give an honest update and a glimpse into my day to day.
So things for me are tough, really tough, and they get worse almost daily, certainly weekly. There is no relief in sight. There’s no pot of gold at the end of my rainbow. But I still LOVE my friends, I still LOVE my family I’m so thankful for the life I have enjoyed, the experiences I’ve had, the people I’ve shared my life with, I still find reasons to smile everyday even if I force it (I might cry almost everyday too but I smile damnnit!)
I can’t say this is how I pictured things turning out for me, but this is the hand I’ve been dealt and I do my best to deal with it and make the most of things everyday.
I haven’t been by southie in a while, truth be told I haven’t even worked out in about a month. I miss the gym, I miss my friends, I miss a lot of things, but I recently ordered some weight and a barbell for my moms house where I’m living now. I’m going to set it up in the back yard and hopefully find some motivation to at least lift heavy errrrrrrrryday.
I hope to make a trip over to cf southie sooner than later to check in and see some friendly faces, maybe even break a sweat.
Thank you to everyone for your support no matter how you show it. Even if you just try really hard in the workout, that is support all day.
Thank you to southie and of course special thanks to the coaches who I consider friends as well as my other good friends from the box.
The specialist thanks to goose and ames. Some of my best friends on earth. Two people who have helped shape the person I am and have become. I wouldn’t be who I am without you guys and I couldn’t have done all this without you and the cf community.
So do me the honor of living your life like you really mean it. Go out and conquer your goals, do things that you’re a little scared of, make awesome memories that give you cool stories to tell, and love, love as much as possible, freely and genuinely. Love people, love activities, love scenes and ideas, and material things, and songs, and just love as much as you can. Enjoy your life you only get one, and value your time, you never know how much of it you really have.
Thank you everyone, and thanks for reading this.
Please join us at Zocalo at 9pm this Friday, July 31st Its been a cool summer so far and what better way to get to know classmates outside of the gym. I will keep you updated in the next few weeks as in August we will have the 1st ever Crossfit Wedding reception, and October I will help organize the 2015 Internal Throwdown set for Halloween!
-Bern K. Prince
après (a′prā′; Fr ȧ pre′)
after: often used in hyphenated compounds: an après-ski party
The details to the Prom are simple Come To 209 Columbus Ave from 8pm to 10pm. There will be drinks provided by our sponsor Titos. We re asking that people bring food to share so everyone can enjoy. Dress Code is simple…dress to impress. Please RSVP through facebook or shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming. After we go next door to Tico. This is going to be awesome.
-Bern K. Prince
“Write your life in pencil not pen. Life is ever evolving.” Colin Cowherd
Hey Athletes on Friday June 5th, at 209 Columbus Ave, our prom will start at 830 pm and run until 10 13pm on the nose. After wards the after party will be at Tico starting at 10pm. We are pleased that our first sponsor of the evening will be Tito’s Vodka. Please email me at email@example.com as we still are looking for food vendors and other sponsors. For people attending please don’t feel pressure to bring dates. It’s designed to be fun so there won’t be a prom king, prom queen, or Trap Queen.
More details in the next few days….
Im posting this because it makes me laugh…..
On Friday June 5th, starting at 830pm at 209 Columbus Ave, we will be hosting The Crossfit Prom. Fellas get your tuxes out and ladies, corsages and long dresses please. The after prom Party will be hosted by our good friends at Tico. We are looking for as many sponsors and vendors (FJ! shoot me a text would ya) for this Prom so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org seeing as this event will be a great way to kick off the summer. I will be posting over the next few days updates, times, and happenings for the Prom.
I heard these kids nowadays are getting creative with the way they are asking people to go to prom so here’s a little video to help…..AJ, Gilby, Bobby, and Bernstein….Take notes
Hey Athletes, Friends, and Family….
In February I began working on a film project and what happened next was amazing. I reached out to MyKim Dang, an amazing talent, and then had so may people step up and help I honestly would have to write another blog post to mention it. There is no wild motivation to this movie except that I wanted to make something beautiful and make something that involved Crossfit and art.
“I think everything in life is art. what you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home, or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks, and the way you feel. Life is art. “
With out further ado…. Our creation…..