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Workout of the day for Monday, September 7th, 2015:

Becky Sefscik

The CrossFit community lost one of its own recently to a tragic culprit: suicide. Becky Sefscik passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 after deciding to take her own life. This is very sad.

The point of this post is not to judge Becky, but to be real, try to honor her, and hopefully help others.

Becky was a Navy veteran and suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. She was a coach at CrossFit The Tracks in Erlanger, KY 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 like we all do in everyday life, but no one realized the depth of her pain. She had many close friends in and out of the gym and all of them are in disbelief.*

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!” Which she did and crushed it.

Two Final Thoughts
1) If you are at the end of your rope and feel like letting go, please ask for help.

2) If you are not at the end of your rope. If you are living a normal life and would never consider of letting go of the rope of life, do your best to look out for others that may need help. You may be able to see something no one else sees. You may be the person who can save a life.

To Becky
We are sorry that you have left us and wish we could have helped. But we hope that your life will now in some way help others dealing with the despair you felt.

* Thanks to Matt Plapp for helping with this article.

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