Not ‘gonna lie

So, in putting my body into Ketosis, I lost a total of 10 lbs. and my pants fit great. Flash forward two weeks or so, a weekend spent with friends on a boat on a lake with a deck and a fire pit, followed by Halloween and trick-o-treaters in the office, and I'm still down … Continue reading Not ‘gonna lie

Days 40, 41 and 42. November 1st.

Two beautiful quotes about November. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, … Continue reading Days 40, 41 and 42. November 1st.

Light Body. Light Heart.

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Kahlil Gibran I have a strong desire to be lean. In all areas of my life. Not just trimmed down, but extra lean, tight and therefore, light. I want to empty out my closet leaving only a few key articles of clothing … Continue reading Light Body. Light Heart.

2nd Place.

Mass State Strongman Competition Novice Division, 2nd place finisher. “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to … Continue reading 2nd Place.


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” ― Mark Twain On this eve of competition I check and recheck my packing list: Athletic tape Extra socks Extra shirts, tights, etc. Wrist wraps Headband Food for day of - almonds, green apples, beef jerky Baby oil Baby oil? "Baby oil helps … Continue reading Courage.

Forecast – 77 Degrees and Sunny.

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”― Sylvia PlathIt wasn't too long ago that I was struggling to come back from minor surgery. After a six week hiatus from CrossFit I was barely slogging by. My motivation had slowed to a trickle - barely audible. … Continue reading Forecast – 77 Degrees and Sunny.


Except at one point waking up and thinking I should tell Linda, our Boston Mudder Team Captain, that I registered for another Tough Mudder ... through Oliver.

Finding the Why. Part II.

You just have to jump.

Benchmark Update

Amazing the things you can do when you have no time to waste.


Doing when you think you simply cannot.

steel and stone.

Fingers of steel and stone crossed.

The Bear.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou