Honoring Charles Keating IV

Honoring Charles Keating IV

9 PAX answered the call this morning to help me in honoring my friend, Navy Seal Charles Keating IV, on the eve of the anniversary of his ultimate sacrifice for our country.


Mosey around the parking lot, rounding up all PAX coming in on two wheels and continue down to the football field for COP.

Side straddle hop x 20 IC

Imperial walker x20 IC

Low slow squat x 20 IC

Mountain climber x 20 IC

Peter parker x 20 IC

Merkin x 20 IC

The Thang:

Century club burpee mile: 100 burpees, 4 laps around the track. Break them up however you want, most opted for 25 at each start of the lap. GO.

Flutter waiting on the six.

Line up abreast on the field, 20 sumo squats, bear crawl across the field, sprint back. 20 sumo squats, broad jump across the field, sprint back.

Dolly x20 IC, pistol crunches x20 IC.

Mosey to the Semi-Gloss’s office (I think it’s still his?), for people’s chair. Regular, right leg high, left leg high, regular.

Time for some Jack Webb: 1 donkey kick and 4 air presses, 2 donkey kicks and 8 air presses, etc. all the way to 10 donkey kicks.

Mosey (or sprint if you are Joker, the man has wheels) to the baseball field bleachers for 20 supines, 20 dips, and 20 lunges. Back up the stairs for 10 merkins, loop, rinse and repeat for 3x through.



Thankfully Dollywood sent me a text last night reminding me of my Q that was scheduled back in December. Otherwise it wasn’t on my radar. I was trying to figure out a way to honor my friend Charlie, and aside from having a couple cold ones, what better way than to share in some downPAINment with my F3 brothers. I genuinely appreciate all of the PAX today, the mile and 100 burpee combo was a tall order but the crew was up to the task. Charlie’s quote below is very applicable to the burpees I think. Thank you all for pushing through this one. I know when Rachel is struggling that it is indeed a beatdown.

Obviously the end of May is Memorial Day, but since 2016 the whole month of May has turned into Memorial Day for me and particularly my younger brother, who was best friends with Charlie. I know many of you have people in your life who have given their life in the military service. Try to incorporate the same courage and strength they exuded while in the line of duty in your day-to-day battles, to be a better spouse, brother, significant other, father, friend, co-worker, and community member. That is a way to truly recognize the personal sacrifices of veterans and active military alike.

Charlie lived that way every day, almost always with a huge goofy smile on his face and work hard, play harder attitude. Thank you CIV and Godspeed.

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.” – Charles Keating IV


A couple links on Charlie’s foundation that supports families of those that answer the call to service and the details of his fight:







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HopsPosted on4:27 pm - May 2, 2018

Sounds brutal. Strong Q, Purcell. Thanks for sharing about your friend Charlie, and how he gave the last full measure of devotion.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬

LoraxPosted on4:30 pm - May 2, 2018

Wish I would have known and would have made the trip over to pay respects, but sounds like you did that well.

MermaidPosted on4:34 pm - May 2, 2018

Great way to honor your friend and his sacrifice for our country Purell. Well done. Brutal beating.

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