Today, Mike “Dork” Kenndy, is being laid to rest after passing away in the line of duty, fighting a fire in downtown Boston.  He was 33.  I did now know him as well as others, but I consider myself very lucky to have known him.  He was a great friend, Crossfit coach, former Marine, Boston Fire Fighter…and so much more.

My first pair of Reebok custom nanos say “Craic Stina” because that’s what he dubbed me in my first months of Crossfit because I dove right into the Craic / Crossfit community.  It just seemed to fit.  I started Craic right as a very tumultuous time was going on in my career, and with Dork, Jarrod, John, Glen, Sara and the other coaches at Craic provided me a community where I could forget about what was going on there and focus on making myself healthier and stronger (mentally and physically).  For that, I will always be in debt to my Craic family – which Dork was a large part of.

My heart and prayers go out to his family and close friends, especially Wessmann and Ben.  RIP, Mike.  Thank you.

I found this picture on Facebook of him that his friend Kristin posted.  It’s a fitting one for me to post here on my blog.



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