Warm-up: 15 KB Swings (50/35lbs), 10 Dislocates, 10 Push-Ups, 10 Air Squats x2
Power Clean: 6×2 (lightweight); Then 10 Singles to Reach a 1RM
MetCon – For Time:
15 Reps of the Bear Complex (135/95lbs)
(Bear Complex = 1 PC, 1 FS, 1 PP, 1 BS, 1 PP. These movements can be combined)
Finisher: 2 Minutes Parallette Straddle
So I was about to type a post on the July scholarhip winner (I know we’re late on this!), but I re-read the scholarship entry and it was just way better than anything I could write on this person. Therefore, I would love to share it with you.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Mark Lane. He was born in a small town with a big family. Little Mark led a fairly normal little-boy-life with t-ball and broken bones and Radio Flyer red wagons. He didn’t know it then, but he had been blessed.
Mark continued to lead a fairly typical life, not without the usual curve balls of hardship, life lessons, and personal growth. He developed into a very admirable young man, always making his parents proud. Finally the day came for young, brawny Mark to journey off into the world on his own. Unsure of what his path should be, he gave it the ole college try. Although he excelled at collegiate sports and found himself popular with the ladies, this was not the path for him. Driven by a deep desire to serve others, our young protagonist joined the United States Air Force. It was during this chapter of his life that Mark’s world changed.
Shortly before our young motherland experienced a rather significant event, our young Mark swore in to support his country. Luckily, he was sent to Arkansas instead of Afghanistan and managed to stay out of any serious danger…or so he thought. At 24 years old, Mark was diagnosed with Type 1/Juvenile Diabetes and was honorably released from the USAF.
This was a difficult time for our young Mark and he grieved the loss of a fully-functioning endocrine system. But remember eager readers, this young man was blessed. Our Mark used the servant’s heart, gracious morals, and thankful disposition that God had graced him with and he moved forward by reverting back to a childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. As he began to pursue yet another selfless job, he learned that it was much more difficult task as a Type 1 Diabetic. Many people told Mark that it was not possible, but he did not give up. Six years after his diagnosis, Mark became a firefighter.
Now the story does not end here. Mark has not quite reached his storybook ending. Our young hero is still a Type 1 Diabetic and will be for the rest of his life. He does not have the luxuries that most people have when it comes to eating, drinking, and simply being, so each day brings a new challenge. Yet, one would never know. Our young Mark is not one to complain or become defeated. Instead he always seeks the silver lining and inspires those around him to be happy and thankful. His sincere personality and frequent smile have made many days at Ktown enjoyable for those around him.
Mark’s story is not one that he often shares for acknowledgment or sympathy, but it should be shared as a source of motivation to others. He is a great example of being thankful for what you have and making (paleo) lemonade out of all of life’s lemons. Mark is the definition of “good people” and would never seek recognition like this for himself. However, I do not believe that nice guys finish last at Crossfit Ktown so it is with this story that I nominate Mark Lane for the CFKT scholarship.
<3 Coach Miss J