It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

. . . And the Seven Dwarfs

Last night I had a spark of creativity.  Well, this little bug wouldn't let go and as I instructed class after class there was a noticeable trend developing.  As I paused for a moment of reflection I thought about Disney movies, and only one little tale popped into my head, and one character from another movie . . .

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


It was almost quiet, too quiet.  Anxiousness flooded the area, barbells remained still, legs began to twitch and thoughts fluttered through the mind - a moment of clarity, only to be distilled by the pondering of "what ifs" and "can I". . .

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It Seems Like So Much More

Alright, this topic has been coming up more and more frequently, percolating through my mind like a fresh cup of coffee, and wouldn't you know it - a hot cup of java is waiting below. . .

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

When It Clicks

If something is extremely hard to learn - for example, high school math (and if it was easy for you, just go with the analogy), you would practice and practice - and then be tested on it, anything to verify that you know the method inside and out . . . .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

To Rest or Carry On

It's always after the fight that we can look back and determine what has happened - as the saying goes - hindsight is 20/20 . . ..

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If Its On The WhiteBoard

I think I can say with a certain air of confidence that if something is written for a workout, chances are that most folks are going to try and do it as close to what it says . . .

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


To defy -
1)  Openly resist or refuse to obey
2)  (of a thing) Make (an action or quality) almost impossible

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting Prepped. . . . err. . .Pumped

There is a direct correlation between CrossFit, Olympic Lifting and Sumo wrestling - trust me, this isn't much of a stretch if you've watched a Sumo match recently. . .

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

To Doubt Oneself

Doubting yourself leads you down such a dismal path, think of it as walking in the street through  the pouring rain, with wet shoes, over-sized clothes, and to top it all off, a 18 wheeler splashes you with crap from a huge puddle on the side of the road. . . 

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I didn't realize that it was so important to achieve my goals for such a long time, it was always important for me to enjoy what I was doing and if something happened to come about because of that, I was content.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

When It Gets Rough

We all have our differences when things get rough, and it's always known that it's how you deal when things happen to go that way . . .