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.

a tree grows

“There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of cellar gratings. It is the only tree that … Continue reading a tree grows

Be Grateful

“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens And so Monday is almost here. A culmination of all my hard work at long last arrives. The finish line approaches, is in site, and it's time to sprint. … Continue reading Be Grateful

Memorial Day Murph

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” ― Mark TwainThere's an annual workout in the Crossfit world called the Memorial Day Murph. It is named in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. In boxes around the US, athletes gather and … Continue reading Memorial Day Murph

Good friday

One of the benefits of keeping this blog is the record keeping it provides for WODs and benchmarks.  For instance, was able to instantly find the stats for the last time I hit Fran, on March 5: “Fran” For Time: 21 – 15 – 9 Thrusters (95/65) Pullups Completed: PR today at Fran. 45lbs. in 5:05. Even … Continue reading Good friday